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Abby Hibbard

Congratulations to Abby Hibberd

August 14, 2023

Congratulations to Abby Hibberd on passing her Architectural Practice Examination, the primary pathway to registration as an architect in Australia.

Abby is a highly talented and professional practitioner who has a great future ahead of her.

We look forward to having Abby now take on greater responsibility on a range of exciting projects within the JAWS office.


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Chris Egan Architect

Chris Egan Appointed Associate

August 7, 2023

We are excited to announce the elevation of Chris Egan as an Associate of JAWS Architects.

After skillfully embracing a whirlwind initiation period, Chris has established himself as an invaluable team member and leader within the office.

Always keen to put his hand up for a challenge, his dedication and unassuming and collaborative manner has seen him successfully drive a number of healthcare, hospitality and residential projects.

His leadership on the Brighton High School project has been a particular standout, also managing to incorporate a mentoring role for a few of our graduates in his stride along the way.

We are excited at the prospect of Chris contributing to the future direction of the practice.

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Brighton High School Artists Visit

Brighton High School – Artist Visit

June 27, 2023

It was exciting to walk around the Brighton High School construction site with two First Nations artist teams last week. Sited within the school’s central learning street, the artwork will focus on Palawa culture and connect with aspects of the school curriculum. A key design feature, the learning street is envisaged to be an immersive landscaped space designed for informal learning, quiet contemplation, and passive recreation. We look forward to viewing the design proposals in the coming months.

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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

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

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

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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