About Us

JAWS Architects is one of lutruwita / Tasmania's most talented and diverse architectural practice.

Evolving from the Hobart practice founded by Harry Hope in the 1930's, JAWS Architects has grown to become an innovative, multi-award winning architectural design practice that values the past and embraces the future.

Based in nipaluna / Hobart, and with an office in Launceston, JAWS Architects is well positioned to undertake projects across the state. The practice is led by Directors Scott Verdouw and Hanz Lee, with Senior Associate Chris Egan, and Associates Catherine Williams, Matthew Green and Dean Baird and a talented and passionate team of designers and architects.

Our unique design process ensures that the best and most exciting ideas are realised in extraordinary architectural solutions.

JAWS Architects have a diverse project portfolio which includes tourism, education, sport, health, local government, commercial and residential projects. We also undertake urban design, interior design, heritage and building conservation and adaptive reuse projects.

We are recognised for our success in delivering innovative projects located in environmentally sensitive areas. These projects require design and construction solutions to be developed to ensure that they engage appropriately with their unique and precious surroundings.

JAWS Architects are highly respected for our professionalism, creative innovation and exceptional design. We consistently deliver cost effective, sustainable and commercially successful buildings with exemplary budget and project management and a passionate commitment to design excellence and in meeting and surpassing the needs and vision of our clients.