The New Zealand Timber Design Centre has transitioned to the next phase with its appointment of Dr Robert Finch as Director.

The Centre was established in early 2022 and is a non-partisan, non-commercial entity providing expert advice, research, information and education.

These four establishment organisations set up the centre: –

  BRANZ                NZ Timber Design                      SCION                  WPMA

By working collaboratively, facilitating connections and channelling expertise from across the sector, the Timber Design Centre wants to champion the use of timber in construction and support the transition to a lower-emissions sector.

The Centre will continue to develop with Dr Finch’s extensive skills & experience, encouraging more use of mass timber construction.

The Ministry for Primary Industries is providing support for the Centre through the Sector Investment Directorate of Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service. The Centre is supported by an independent Technical Advisory Group and led by its own Governance Group. See more about Timber Design Centre