Launceston Office

JAWSARCHITECTS, Tasmania’s most dynamic team of architects and designers, has a firm presence in Northern Tasmania, with a dedicated Launceston office. Associate Matthew Green has over 23 years of industry experience working on a broad range of projects.

The Launceston team are able to offer a diverse range of projects locally and in collaboration with the Hobart office, including:

+             sensitive area developments

+             education projects

+             hotels, wilderness lodges and tourist visitor centres

+             innovative commercial and public architecture

+             creative adaptive design solutions for heritage buildings

+             multi-residential apartment developments

+             premium architectural housing solutions


Our unique project methodology is to facilitate an interactive and collaborative design process which harnesses the deep and diverse experience within the JAWS team, and to listen, mentor and guide our clients to ensure that exceptional project solutions are achieved together.



Matthew Green



Holyman House

Level 2, 52-54 Brisbane Street
Launceston, Tasmania
Australia 7250

Phone (03) 6223 4366


Waratah Wynyard Child and Family Learning Centre

August 25, 2021

The purpose of the Child and Family Learning Centre is to support young Tasmanian children 0-5 years and their parents by providing a building that allows for social interaction, inclusion, builds community and enhances accessibility of services to the local community. It is intended that the centre provides a warm welcoming environment for families to bring their young children to play and connect with other parents, centre staff and any service providers they made need. The siting of the building aligns with the existing geometry of the road and Primary School creating a dialogue between the two, assisting with the…

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Glenard Additions

August 25, 2021

Glenard is a rural property located 15 minutes from Launceston, featuring a century old weatherboard cottage and boasting expansive views over the countryside. The owners were looking to create a peaceful, modern rural retreat with nods to the to the history of the rural setting. This entailed preserving and restoring the original cottage with the addition of a contemporary extension. The design has evolved to the addition of two ‘wings’, one celebrating open plan entertaining, the other incorporating spaces to rest and work. We look forward to this exciting project progressing into the construction phase!  

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Launceston Offices Design Competition

August 25, 2021

Earlier in 2021, JAWS Architects were invited to propose a design for offices in Launceston. Focused on designing an elegant, spatially rich and flexible building, we set about creating a health hub closely aligned with the client’s brand values. The building is to read as two overlapping forms from the street, reducing the apparent mass of the building, with retention of the existing façade. Utilising a Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) construction for columns, cross bracing and flooring system, this innovative building material offers environmental, thermal and energy efficient advantages. The internal spatial layout promotes health and wellbeing for office workers…

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