JAWS Architects acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands in which we practice and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and express our gratitude for sharing of knowledge and culture.
We recognise that sovereignty has never been ceded and acknowledge the continuing and unbroken connection to the land, water and sky.
JAWS Architects is one of lutruwita / Tasmania’s most dynamic team of architects and designers.
We are renowned for consistently delivering exceptional project and design solutions.
Evolving from the nipaluna / Hobart architectural practice founded by Harry Hope in the 1930's, JAWS Architects has offices in nipaluna / Hobart and Launceston.
Our diverse projects range from;
+ tailored residential design
+ sensitive area developments
+ award-winning tourism projects
+ hotels, wilderness lodges and tourist visitor centres
+ innovative commercial and public architecture
+ creative adaptive design solutions for heritage buildings
+ multi-residential apartment developments .
At JAWS we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional client service and take our position as an industry leader in architecture very seriously.
As advocates of best practice contemporary architecture, we also are extremely aware of operating in an ethical and professionally responsible way, gaining high regards from our clients, and industry colleagues.
JAWS Architects specialise in thoughtful, sustainable architectural design whilst focusing on the social, cultural, environmental and commercial value and contribution of each project or development.
Our unique project approach is to facilitate an interactive and collaborative design process which harnesses the deep and diverse experience of the JAWS team, and to mentor and guide our clients to ensure that exceptional project solutions are achieved together.
"Thank you for the design of our house. We appreciate all your contributions and hard work, and we are truly grateful. It has been a pleasure to work with you and the whole team at JAWS."
"We are constantly impressed by Catherine. Her attention to details, absolute intricate knowledge of building design and construction and her steadfastness to maintaining the brief. Her experience in smooth client and consultant liaison is seamless. In our line of building work, we have two uncompromising design features of light and landscaping and she constantly delivers a product which maximises aspect of the build along with providing the green areas so important to the liveability of multi-story and inner-city development. Her practical green and light filled designs make our job as Valuers and Estate Agents obviously that little bit easier."
"I have always found JAWS to be an excellent architect firm to deal with and can see our working relationship continuing into the future. They are open minded in their approach to new projects we bring them, yet calculated with the execution of our combined ideas and the various requirements we are challenged with each day."
"JAWS were responsive to feedback, flexible, accessible, timely, presented great ideas and had a good knowledge of local artisans and designers. I would recommend JAWS to people who need high quality, innovative interior design with local content."
"We liked working with JAWS because their client relationship was excellent, and this was demonstrated by the interior designers’ understanding of what we required and the associated delivery schedule. JAWS interior designer was very professional and demonstrated a good sense of design and function given the budget constraints we imposed."
"JAWS Architects was engaged to design a new Visitor Centre at Mt Field National Park, as well as staff facilities on an adjacent site. Amongst the many practical issues to be considered, design for snow-loading, selection of appropriate low maintenance materials, and visitor safety in adverse weather conditions were handled with due care to produce a highly functional, contemporary building that sits comfortably in its natural setting."
"I often slow down coming down the driveway so I can admire the aesthetics of the house from afar. The colours and low profile of the outside blend in with the bush around it and the angled roofs look amazing against the backdrop of the water. We often have family and friends to stay and the house just seems to 'absorb' everyone 'comfortably.' "
"Neal Mackintosh and his team understood the importance of this project to Council, its funding partners and the broader community. Throughout the planning and design process JAWS understood that Council wanted the Discovery Centre to be a building through which to tell the Port of Echuca story to old and new visitors. The team has delivered a place that is both beautiful and functional, exceeding our expectations."