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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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Timothy Ives

Congratulations Tim Ives!

January 15, 2024

Tim has passed the Australian Board of Architects registration exam with flying colours! No longer a graduate, we are delighted to have him as an Architect on the JAWS team.

Tim has been with us since 2016, so we are thrilled to be able to celebrate this milestone with him! We look forward to seeing him continue to develop and flourish in his new role.

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Larapi Child and Family Learning Centre

Larapi Child & Family Learning Centre

January 10, 2024

We recently spent a couple of beautiful sunny days recording our Larapi Child and Family Learning Centre with Natasha Mullhall Photography.

It was fantastic to see the wonderful playground by Sue Small Landscape Architects being actively used by families from the Waratah / Wynyard region.

Play is the fundamental theme throughout both the building and nature-based playground, with elements provided that challenge, engage, inspire curiosity and increase gross motor skills.

The outdoor play spaces continue the themes established within the centre, a dynamic relationship with the landscape forming an integral component of the facility.

The design draws on elements of a typical domestic backyard, offering sensory, play-based opportunities for learning.


Located on Tumikini Country

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Su Jan New

Congratulations Jan New!

January 8, 2024

It is with great excitement that we would like to announce Jan New’s registration as an Architect!

Jan joined us last year as a graduate and has been performing invaluable work for the team on a variety of health-care projects. Now a fully-fledged Architect, Jan will be given more responsibility and the opportunity to expand her knowledge and skills even further!

We are looking forward to seeing Jan grow in her new role at JAWS Architects!

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Kevin Stokes

Welcome Kevin Stokes

December 21, 2023

Kevin has recently joined the JAWS team of Architects, bolstering our experience and capacity. He lends exceptional experience to our current Educational and Residential Architecture projects with his proficiency in architectural programs and client communication. We enjoy the added dimension of adaptability and experience Kevin brings to our team.

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Minallo Residence Awards Shortlisted

Minallo Residence – Sale

December 18, 2023

JAWS Architects’ gradual work on the renovation of this grand 19th century home came to an end in 2016.

The design facilitates the connection of each different living area to the outside and grounds. It also included the installation of new pivot doors and windows, a new kitchen and a dining room fit-out which included the reinstatement of the original fireplace. Much needed storage space was incorporated into a pantry store and laundry, which were cleverly positioned behind a glazed link fitted around the existing limestone paved courtyard.

This link connects to a new double-height garden conservatory, an indoor-outdoor room that catches the earliest winter sun whilst it nestles into the garden and opens fully to a large deck with pivot doors. The view from this room creates a compelling vista upwards, towards the sky and to large trees beyond.

The solution also saw the living room alter from a thoroughfare into a restful room with a new Bay window replacing French doors and creating a direct visual connection under an existing wisteria covered pergola, across the deck to the beautiful garden.

November 2023, and JAWS Architects has now received news that the home is on the market. We want to wish our clients all the best for this exciting sale. It was a pleasure working with you.

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