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New Talent At JAWS

June 22, 2022

We are pleased to welcome two new experienced graduates to the JAWS team.


Abby Hibberd (left) has had a diverse range of practice experience and has been involved with multiple facets of project delivery on educational, commercial and residential developments.

Abby finds designing and enhancing the spaces that people live, learn and work in a rewarding experience to be involved in, providing further depth for us in these important sectors.


Raquel Rodorigo (right) joins JAWS after a stint in Sydney working on major infrastructure projects with Grimshaw.

Born and trained in Brazil, Raquel has now settled in Tasmania, bringing her all-round design flair to the practice and boosting our cultural diversity in the office!

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Waratah Wynyard Child & Family Learning Centre

June 16, 2022

Construction is well under way on our latest Child & Family Learning Centre design, located in Wynyard on the North-West coast of Tasmania.

Serving the Waratah Wynyard community, the aim of the facility is to improve the health, well-being and education of young children by supporting parents and enhancing accessibility to services, allowing them to meet, learn and play in a caring, inclusive environment.

Construction is due for completion in early 2023.


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Tasmania’s Next Iconic Walk

June 1, 2022

We are thrilled to announce that JAWS has been appointed by the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service to help design Tasmania’s Next Iconic Walk on the west coast of Tasmania.

Building on our experience delivering the public huts for the 3 Capes Track, we look forward to the challenge of designing a range of walking huts for this multi-day walk experience in the spectacular and dramatic landscape of the Tyndall Range.

The project will provide significant economic benefits for the West Coast region and enhance Tasmania’s reputation as one of the great walking destinations.


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Hanz Lee Appointed JAWS Director

April 6, 2022

The Directors of JAWS are pleased to announce the appointment of Hanz Lee as a Director of JAWS Architects. Hanz is a talented and dedicated member of the JAWS team and will play a valuable role in the coming years to help guide the company through its next growth phase, bringing his in-depth construction knowledge and experience to his new management role.

Hanz joined the company in 2014 and has been responsible for the delivery of a number of significant projects, including the Bay Vue Apartments and Movenpick Hotel. He is currently working on several large-scale mixed-use developments, the RHH Emergency Department Upgrade and the new Brighton High School.

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New Team Members

March 30, 2022

We are excited to have a group of talented graduates join the JAWS team over the past few months.

Coming from a broad range of backgrounds, we welcome Kaelan Durbin, Imogen Pinnington, Tian Yao (YT) and Eve Wamasuree and look forward to helping them grow to become future leaders of the profession over the coming years.

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Brighton High School

March 4, 2022

Brighton High School

JAWS in partnership with K2LD and HBV Architects are thrilled to announce the Tasmanian Government’s approval for the development of Brighton High School.

JAWS is continuing to nurture the future as we design and develop the state-of-the-art high school campus for up to 600 Tasmanian students – years 7-12. The brand-new Brighton High School will see an emphasis on contemporary indoor and outdoor learning spaces. These include cutting edge specialist facilities for performing and visual arts, science, technology, and sports, with a range of hybrid learning spaces in which students can learn, socialise, and grow as a community.

Throughout the design of the school, consideration has been given to how the facilities will engage and serve the wider Brighton community. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with the Department of Education and all stakeholder groups, with everyone involved recognising this project’s huge potential to positively impact the Brighton community now and into the future.

See the link below to read the Tasmanian Government’s press release and explore our Master Plan.

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Twin Sisters – Residential Design Concept

January 6, 2022

In response to the circa 1910 adjoining townhouses, JAWS Architects created the ‘Twin Sisters’ design concept, which references not only the past history of these homes but reflects the duality and personality of the two forms and how they might relate. JAWS was invited to design a concept for a major new addition to a pair of Launceston townhouses. In response to the circa 1910 adjoining townhouses, we created the ‘Twin Sisters’ design concept, which references not only the past history of these homes but reflects the duality and personality of the two forms and how they might relate.

The existing house as one sister, elderly, stoic, stately and private. The new veiled pavilion, the other sister, transparent, open, timeless, young and social. The most important space within the proposed design represents the relationship between the two sisters, the internal courtyard. A space which mediates the relationship between the two, that unites and activates all the periphery spaces. Our design idea is a simple one, a communal shared courtyard that allows for views, breezes and connections between and across the spaces. This allows for the two structures (sisters) to be read separately and the materiality and qualities of each to be accentuated. The central courtyard will allow for a safe and easy access large outdoor area off the social spaces of the design, and as your daughters age and grow they can transition to the lower garden areas as each becomes more independent.

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Calvin Christian School

December 22, 2021

Calvin Christian School, located in Kingston, is undergoing upgrades to their multi-purpose hall. In collaboration with the school, JAWS have designed a number of works which include creating a new covered entry area and music room. The focus of the upgrade is on creating a performance space of improved quality than the current facility. It will be used for senior and junior school drama, performances and presentation.




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Fiona Graham – Senior Associate

December 12, 2021

Congratulations to Fiona Graham on recently being appointed as a JAWS Senior Associate. A team member since 2002, Fiona is known for her delivery of excellent client service and is passionate about creating great projects for clients, the communities in which they sit and minimising their impact on the environment.

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