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Award Winner Larapi

Educational Architecture Award Winner

July 7, 2024

We are delighted to announce that the Australian Institute of Architects has awarded our JAWS team the Award for Educational Architecture! This recognition celebrates our work on the Larapi Child and Family Learning Centre, designed to provide a welcoming space where children can play, connect, and learn. Inspired by Wynyard’s urban grid and the nearby river, our design seamlessly integrates these elements, creating comfortable and engaging interiors that enhance the learning experience. The centre’s thoughtful layout and nature-based playground reflect our commitment to architectural innovation and community enrichment. Thank you for joining us on this incredible journey!

Photographer: Natasha Mulhall Photography

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Congratulations Chris & Dean!

July 3, 2024

We have two exciting announcements to make!

First of all, our current Associate Chris Egan will be taking on the role of Senior Associate. With over 16 years of experience in the field of architecture and his recent work on the mammoth project that is Brighton High School, we feel that Chris is well equipped to be a part of the team in this capacity.

Secondly, we would like to announce that Dean Baird will be filling the role of Associate! Dean first started with us as a graduate for 6-7 years before moving on to widen his experience, only to come back 20 years later as a fully-fledged Architect at JAWS. One year later and Dean is now stepping up to the position of Associate.

The JAWS team is excited to have Chris and Dean perform in these new roles!

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Celebrating Neal Mackintosh

June 27, 2024

Last night we had a very special celebration for our very special Neal Mackintosh.

We admire and appreciate the work Neal has put into JAWS as a director to help make us what we are today. Working with us for almost three and a half decades, he has been sure to make a lasting impact!

Wishing you all the best in your new endeavours, Neal!

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tiralina/Eaglehawk Neck Project

June 21, 2024

Renovations are complete for this recent project at tiralina/Eaglehawk Neck.

The JAWS team worked with the owner to refresh this beautiful holiday house so that it can now be enjoyed by family and friends all year round.

Thank you to Lawless Wagner Builders who were absolutely terrific on the job!

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Bellerive Veterinary Hospital Complete!

June 19, 2024

Due to a recent doubling of visits, Bellerive Vet Hospital approached JAWS to review options for an increase in capacity to meet demand.
The addition employs playful curves and a calming colour palette with timbers and extensive acoustic dampening employed to reduce anxiety for pets and owners.
Improvements to circulation and state-of-the-art equipment aid throughout, and overall efficiency has been significantly increased.

Photography | @liampreecephotography

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Larapi Child and Family Learning Centre

Now Complete – Larapi Child and Family Learning Centre

February 13, 2024

The Larapi Child and Family Learning Centre provides a welcoming environment for local families to bring their young children to play and connect with other parents, centre staff and any service providers they may need.

Drawing on the duality of the Wynyard urban grid juxtaposed against the meandering river nearby, the planning of the centre uses these two contextual elements to shape the building.

The interior spaces are comfortable, calming, engaging and robust; the overall experience a familiar one, resembling an extension of the home.

Play is the fundamental theme throughout the centre, with elements that challenge, inspire curiosity and increase gross motor skills.

A circulation spine divides administration and service areas from social and play spaces, seamlessly opening out to the nature-based playground.

The fluid expression of the veranda and irregular groupings of columns form a dynamic relationship with the landscape, affirming that this is a fun, child-focused building.

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Nicholas Dunn

Welcome Nicholas Dunn

February 11, 2024

We welcome Nicholas to the JAWS team here in Hobart!

Nicholas is an Interior Designer with extensive experience in architectural projects across Australia. He has also been a guest lecturer in CAD at UTS Sydney.

With exceptional computer modelling, analysis and documentation skills, Nicholas enables smooth delivery to our clients from Concept Design through to Contract Documentation.


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Rigoberto Ilano

Welcome Riggi Ilano

February 2, 2024

Rigoberto (Riggi) has a consistently positive and motivated attitude. As our Accounts Administrator, Riggi ensures that the background operations of the office are running smoothly.

We are glad to have Riggi on board!

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Royal Hobart Hospital Pre-Admission Clinics & Office

Completed: RHH Liverpool Clinics

January 17, 2024

JAWSARCHITECTS (Principal Architect & Superintendent ) alongside NTC Architects (Health Planner) and Pop Architecture (Interior Architect) have recently delivered the new Royal Hobart Hospital Liverpool Clinics fitout for the Department of Health. Designed in consultation with a significant stakeholder group including the users of a multitude of medical services – the team was able to realise a design that was unique to Hobart and this site, whilst meeting all of the complex functional requirements of this project type. Texture, warmth, tactility, variety, and scale are a some of the methods utilised to achieve this at the Liverpool Clinics. Standard materials and fittings have been pushed to their limits and applied in new and playful ways to meet functional requirements in a unique and thoughtful manner.

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