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Letterbox House by McBride Charles Ryan

More images of the Letterbox House

The Australian Timber Design Awards is a national competition to promote and encourage outstanding timber design in the built environment professions. Now entering its 11th year, the competition is distinguished by a proud heritage of innovation and achievement.

The aim of the Awards is to develop a timber design ethos through the encouragement and showcasing of timber design in a variety of applications. A broad range of entry categories demonstrates the diversity of timber and permits recognition of achievement in a variety of areas.

Superb new houses and stunning renovations have always been a feature of the ATDA and last year was no exception, with national winners like the iconic Letterbox House, from McBride Charles Ryan, and the CplusC Design Construct renovation of the Queens Park Residence just two outstanding examples of timber in residential construction.

The Australian Timber Design Awards is open to builders, designers, architects, engineers and landscapers, and anyone involved in the design or building of structures that feature timber. A special section, called the Rising Star Award, is available to students and entrants aged 30 or under, while a number of new awards, including a People’s Choice Award and an International Projects Award, have been added this year to increase the scope and appeal of the overall program.

Entry to this year’s program is available through the website with all entry conditions, payment options and requirements clearly set out. Once a completed entry form is submitted, a return email will give the entrant access to a web uplift submission facility where all details can be simply loaded. The only additional requirement will be the supply of high-res images which will need to be forwarded to the ATDA organising committee by USB or CD as soon as possible after the submission has been completed.

With 47 regional and national awards, plus the overall Australian Timber Design Award, to be won and presentations to be made in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney, the opportunity for the built environment professions to participate is almost boundless. Entries close on July 16th. Get yours in now.


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