Meet our Timber Team leaders - With over 20 engineers in this group, they hold a collective experience in delivering 60+ ENGINEERED TIMBER PROJECTS to date. We are excited by the industry’s enthusiasm to use mass timber as a viable construction material in the form of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), glulam and LVL.

We have developed our own in-house design tools and software that allows us to design agnostically and beyond the standard publications and guides commonly available. Further to this, our engineering and Building Information Modelling (BIM) systems are designed to ensure that prefabricated and modular elements are built and delivered to the stringent tolerances required.

This holistic and sustainable design philosophy seeks to minimise construction labour and time on site, reduce wastage of materials at fabrication, design transportable building panels and modules, and minimise crane hook time.

Our Timber Team Leaders



  • On the frontline of timber technology and design
  • Adopting the latest lateral analysis modelling
  • Dlubal Software for CLT-specific design of floors and walls
  • Collaboration with overseas experts and academics
  • Sharing knowledge and contributing to technical papers
  • Direct network to all European and Australasian manufacturers
  • Up to date fire test knowledge
  • Involved in full-scale fire and strength testing



  • Understanding tight tolerances
  • Lightweight, panelised construction streamlines design
  • Fast and efficient building production
  • Easier construction techniques mean lower labour costs
  • Ideal solutions for modular building methods
  • Adopting the latest connections and fixtures
  • Hybrid steel and concrete timber options


Why we value timber

  • Resistant to corrosive environments
  • Offsetting the carbon footprints
  • High quality in panelised construction
  • Higher structural efficiency compared to reinforced concrete and steel
  • Lighter - resulting in less labour on site
  • Wellness effects for occupants

Timber is the new concrete

  • Cross Laminated Timber - CLT
  • Glulam
  • Laminated Veneer Lumber - LVL
  • Sawn Timber

Expertise & Partnerships

Out Team uses state-of-the art timber software to model our high-rise structures and have developed in-house software to cater for the varying material properties unique to timber suppliers around the world.

We have developed close partnerships with suppliers locally and internationally, with our team regularly spending time overseas to collaborate with suppliers.

Project Experience

Atlassian Sydney Headquarters

Located in Sydney’s new Innovation and Technology Precinct, Atlassian Sydney Headquarters will be a 40-storey building at approx. 180 metres tall and includes a youth hostel occupying the lower levels. To be completed by 2025 and attracting 25,000 workers, the new 40,000m2 world-first commercial tower is a groundbreaking global first. The benchmark design of timber,…

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The Bond

Located in the Norwest Business Park, The Bond is a mixed-use development currently in the tender design phase. Carved from robust engineered timber and clad in high-performance glass, this state-of-the-art building represents the future of office design, with 7-storeys of mass timber glulam frame supporting Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) floor and roof panels. Just recently,…

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Wildlife Retreat at Taronga

Targeting to be one of Australia’s first 5 Star Greenstar rated hotels, the Wildlife Retreat at Taronga Zoo features a new native Australian wildlife sanctuary showcasing Australia’s unique biodiversity. Designed to integrate with the surrounding landscape, the Retreat consists of 62 elegantly designed rooms housed within five environmentally sensitive and sustainability designed lodges, together with…

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Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre

Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre is a new public community space. Inspired by the beach pools of Sydney, the aquatic centre derives organic curvilinear forms for the outdoor pools, amenities and surrounding landscape. This is juxtaposed by the large ‘floating’ rectangular form containing the internal pool and gym which references the industrial nature of…

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Marrickville Library

The heritage-listed original hospital building has been revived and incorporated into an expansive new library and community centre. The new Marrickville Library features a large auditorium stair enveloped by a void that spans three storeys, providing perimeter study areas and views across space. The upper floors of the building host the library’s collections and various…

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Phoenix Apartments

Phoenix Apartments consists of five and six storey apartment buildings. The structure utilises a lightweight timber wall frame system using high strength LVL studs which allow a stud wall building to reach greater heights than traditionally achieved using MGP10 residential stud walls. The walls were prefabricated at Strongbuild’s factory with plasterboard and wall insulation thereby…

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Our Lady of the Assumption School

The Our Lady of the Assumption School in North Strathfield utilises an existing three-storey concrete frame base built in the 1970s (previously the Telstra Training Centre) and delivers four levels of flexible learning spaces and facilities, constructed using Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) and glulam post and beam structure. Committed to cutting-edge materials and technologies, the…

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AVEO Norwest

The short build-time requirement for this project made it an ideal project for showcasing the innovative Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) material. The Aveo Norwest building consists of ten storeys and was the country’s largest use of CLT technology at the time. Approximately 3,000 m3 of CLT, the equivalent of 4156 panels, have been installed to produce…

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The Incubator, Macquarie University

The Incubator at Macquarie University is an inspiring new space for students, researchers, staff, entrepreneurs and start-ups. The single-storey building is purpose-built and designed using Modular Construction Techniques, allowing it to be disassembled and relocated at the end of five years. It consists of two pavilions linked by a corridor, incorporating events and tutorial space,…

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Bunjil Place

Bunjil Place provides the community with a cultural hub in Melbourne’s east. This innovative project has nine major award wins to date, including the 2018 Australian Timber Design Award – Excellence in Timber Design and the Victorian Australian Engineering Excellence Award. Designed to become a cultural hub in Melbourne East, the new building involved intricate…

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