The NZ Institute of Building & GIB® congratulate all finalists in the 2023 NZ Building People Awards


Resene – Next Gen Awards


NZIOB Charitable Education Trust – Emerging Leader Award

Narean Balakrishnan – Beca Ltd
Tyler Edwards – Canam Commercial
James de Lisle – Naylor Love Construction
Evan Forde – Aspec Construction Ltd
Kieran Henkin – Waide Commercial Construction Ltd
Gracen Luka – Fletcher Living
Milly McArthur – The Building Intelligence Group
Emily Newmarch – Warren and Mahoney
Shelly Thompson – Norman Disney & Young
Brent Wade – Hawkins Limited

Cost Based Categories

Comfortech – Projects under $10M

Gerrie Claassens – Southbase Construction Ltd
Project: Silverdale School (Stage 5)
David Featonby – Aspec Construction Ltd
Project: St Kentigern Preschool Auckland
Evan Forde – Aspec Construction Ltd
Project: Pinehurst School – College 5 Building
Connor Hobbs – TSA Management
Project: Lawrie & Wilson Building Restoration & Refurbishment
Caleb Kennedy – Savory Construction
Project: Whakakāinga Auercon Head Office – Fit Out
Stephen McGrath – Elio Construction
Project: Fonterra Milk Depot
Alan O’Connor – Unispace
Project: Arup – Auckland
Morgan Poi – Hawkins Limited
Project: Hawkes Bay Prison Staff Facilities
Trevor Smith – Holmes Construction NZ Ltd
Project: Nga Waka Cellar Door
Damian Thompson – NPM Construction
Project: Bream Bay College – Science & Intermediate Blocks

XLam – Projects $10M – $25M

James Ainsworth – Hawkins Limited
Project: Haumietiketike ISU
Graham Biddle – Savory Construction
Project: Mercedes Benz North Shore – Takapuna
Sarah Courtney – Catalyst Group
Project: 22 The Terrace
Leon Green – Hawkins Limited
Project: Sir Howard Morrison Centre
Justin Martin – CMP Construction Limited
Project: The Arches
George Russell – Wilson Commercial Limited
Project: Samoa High Commission
Trevor Smith – Holmes Construction NZ Ltd
Project: Wairarapa College – Stage One and Two
Ryder Song – RECO Construction
Project: Larchwood
Aidan Suckling – Naylor Love
Project: Christchurch Hospital New Energy Centre – Shell only
Peter Zhong – Jebel Limited
Project: Westgate Lane

Carters – Projects $25M – $50M

Alex Fearon – Leighs Construction
Project: Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre F Block
Lucian Iacob – Aspec Construction Limited
Project: Ponsonby Central Development
Garyth Jones – NZ Strong Group Ltd
Project: South East Asia Precent, Auckland Zoo
Matt Pattinson – LT McGuinness
Project: Site 9
Mark Rhynd – Aspec Construction Ltd
Project: Saint Kentigern Girls School
Allan Roigard – CMP Construction Limited
Project: Sonata Apartments

BBD – Projects over $50M

Lloyd Davies – NZ Strong Group Ltd
Project: CDC Data Centre – Silverdale
Jeremy Earle – Southbase Construction Ltd
Project: Wakatipu High School
Stu Hercus – LT McGuinness
Project: Tākina—Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre
Blake Hogarth – Icon Co Pty (NZ) Limited
Project: 6-8 Munroe Lane
Darren Jones – Hawkins Limited
Project: AKL02
Dylan Kane – NZ Strong Group Ltd
Project: CDC Data Centre – Hobsonville
Thinakaran (TK) Muthusamy – Southbase Construction Ltd
Project: Massey University Albany Innovation Complex
Matthew Prumm – CMP Construction Limited
Project: Risland Albany

Non-Cost Based Categories

James Hardie – Innovation | Auaha

Michael de Fazio – Naylor Love Construction
Project: Wellington Town Hall – Digital construction process for heritage restoration & seismic strengthening
Farzam Farzadi – Beca Ltd
Project: Helensville Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade
Matthew Findlay – Hawkins Limited
Project: Mairehau Primary School Redevelopment
Brenton Harrison – Savory Construction
Project: Whakakainga Aurecon Office Fitout
Jane Jujnovich – Kāinga Ora
Project: Te Mātāwai
Jack McGuinness – LT McGuinness
Project: Tākina—Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre
Christopher Staal – EC8
Project: Pre-cutting of drywall using computerised cutting, delivered ready to install

NAWIC – Consultants | Matanga

Vimal Kumar – AECOM
Project: Sir Howard Morrison Centre
Daniel Johnson – Quantum QS Ltd
Project: Gladstone Apartment
Stephen Birkhead – Integrating Architecture Limited
Project: Tribune Transformation Development
Craig Watkins – TSA Management
Project: VOCO-HIE
Helen Moate
Project: Te Wao Nui, Wellington Childrens Hospital

Hays – Collaboration | Kotahitanga

Todd Riordan – Johnstaff, Mike Rusbatch – Naylor Love, Aidan Suckling – Naylor Love Canterbury, Terry Walker – Canterbury District Health Board, & Sophia Woodham – Holmes Construction
Project: Christchurch Hospital New Energy Centre
Michael Allen – Brian Perry Civil, Farzam Farzadi – Beca Ltd, Tony Morley – Watercare Services Limited, Ferdi Roberts – Watercare Services Limited, & Wade Swannell – Beca Ltd
Project: Helensville Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade
Jay Anderson – HRS Construction, Justin Busbridge – Ravenscar Trust, Hayley Groves – Tripo, Andrew Mitchell & Alastair Storrie – Patterson Associates, & Steve Wakefield – Ravenscar Trust
Project: Ravenscar House
Rob Knight – Leuschke Architects, Rene Lin – Kingston Project Management, Matt Prumm – CMP Construction Ltd, & Esther Wong – RLB
Project: Risland Albany
Matt Dorn – Hawkins Limited, Tara McGarry – Alive Building Solutions, Nick Moorcock – Hawkins Limited, Campbell Pope – Campbell Pope Architecture Ltd, & Natasha Possenniskie – Urban Outcomes Ltd
Project: Soho Apartments Remediation Works
Stu Hercus – LT McGuinness & Jack McGuinness – LT McGuinness
Project: Tākina—Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre
Sarah Daniell – eCubed Building Workshop, Richard Ellis – Haydn & Rollett, Isaac Kawiti – Ignite Architects, Javier Sanz – Marshall Day Acoustics, & Mark Sheridan – Precon
Project: Te Pūtahi
Michelle Hoffman – EN Ramsbottom Limited, Stephen Pause – Wellington Water Limited, & Erin Robinson – GHD Limited
Project: Victoria Street wastewater rising main renewal
Dan Herbison – Kensway Consultants, Paul Margis – Naylor Love Construction, Navneet Narayan – Klein Architects & Neet Design, Anthony Taylor – Clendon Burns & Park Ltd, & Will Watkins – Aurecon
Project: Wellington Regional Hospital Urology & Renal Department
Patricia Balbas – TSA Management, Faith Chimhundu – BBD NZ, Chris Harrison – Savory Construction, Caleb Kennedy – Savory Construction, & Arron O’Hagan – Warren & Mahoney
Project: Whakakāinga Aurecon Office Fitout


The GIB®-sponsored Supreme Award is the New Zealand Building People Awards highest honour, which recognises outstanding performance. The finalists of the categories listed above (except Next Gen Award), are eligible to be considered for the GIB® Supreme Award.