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Channel Christian School

Completed – Channel Christian School Gym & Music Room

May 15, 2023

Channel Christian School’s new Multipurpose Hall and Music Room has become a valued and welcome addition to both the school and its community.

The main multipurpose space is lined with perforated plywood, which is both robust enough for sporting activities as well as noise dampening when used as a performance space.

The music room doubles as a community meeting space with a stunning outlook over North West Bay and kunanyi / Mount Wellington. Both rooms and the outdoor courtyard are served by a generous, centrally located kitchen which supports a variety of school, community and family events.

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Master Builders Tasmania

Master Builders Tasmania

March 8, 2023

Construction is under way!

The new training and administration facility for Master Builders Tasmania has been designed to suit a variety of uses, from classrooms and function spaces to outdoor training areas.
Designed as a composition of cubic forms, the building acts as a showcase of local materials and construction techniques for apprentices to reference.
Internal volumes are modulated to define specific uses, allowing natural light into learning spaces and views through to the garden-scape whilst still maintaining privacy.

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Brighton High School – Construction Underway

February 22, 2023

It was very exciting to see the Minister for Education, Roger Jaensch along with the Mayor of Brighton Leigh Gray, Liberal MP for Lyons John Tucker and Fairbrother’s Southern Tasmania Construction Manager Phillip de Jong turn the first sod at the new Brighton High School site today!

A fantastic project for the Brighton community and one JAWS feels privileged to be a part of.

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Royal Hobart Hospital

Royal Hobart Hospital – ED Expansion

February 7, 2023

The team led by JAWS Architects, with health planning from NTC Architects, has delivered Phase 1a of the Royal Hobart Hospital Emergency Department Expansion.

JAWS worked closely with the consultant team, hospital staff and Hansen Yuncken builders to fast track the project, going from sketch design to handover of the finished product within 14 months. Construction of the new 28 beds in the Emergency Department will provide a much-needed short stay unit to provide relief for the growing pressures on the Tasmanian Health System and any future pandemic responses.

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Mt Rumney Renovation

October 26, 2022

Congratulations to Aspect Building Solutions and their client for winning the award for Mt Rumney- Renovations and Additions in the Master Builders Tasmania 2022 Awards night last weekend!

JAWS had the privilege of designing the renovation of this 1960’s observatory and are thrilled with the way Aspect Building Solutions completed this project.


Photography by Adam Gibson

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Matthew Green appointed Associate

October 5, 2022

We are delighted to announce that Matthew Green has recently been appointed as an Associate of the JAWS team.

Approaching two years with JAWS in November, Matt is Launceston born and bred and heads up the northern office. With over 23 years in the industry working for several Tasmanian firms, Matt has gained experience on a broad range of projects and enjoys all stages of commercial design. He is currently covering multiple projects right across the north and northwest Tasmania.

Congratulations Matt!

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Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing

August 3, 2022

The JAWS team are delighted to be working with K2LD Architects to create designs for the extended Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing – a multi-day 57-kilometre walk through the spectacular Alpine region of Victoria.

The consolidated team will design the track upgrades and two campgrounds that will include tent sites and a small number of unobtrusive, low-impact huts that blend in with the Alpine environment.

When complete, the extended Crossing will be one of Australia’s outstanding alpine walking experiences. It will capture the essence of the Australian Alps – the solitude, the seasons, the breathtaking beauty and the stories of the High Country.

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Bruny Island Hotel Units

July 13, 2022

Construction is well underway for Stage 2 of the Bruny Hotel Visitor Accommodation Units. The new units sit downslope of the previous stage, ensuring views across the D’Entrecasteaux Channel are unobstructed.

It is exciting to see this project taking shape!


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Welcome Chris Egan

June 28, 2022

Amidst the recent flurry of graduates entering the office, Chris Egan has also joined our team, quietly taking on a senior position at JAWS.

With over 15 years’ experience, Chris has had the opportunity to design and deliver projects over a wide range of scales and sectors both nationally and abroad.

Chris has made an immediate impact in the office, leading the team delivering the Brighton High School as well as driving a number of exciting hospitality and residential projects.

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