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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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Falls to Hotham

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

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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Chris Egan

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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Abby Hibberd

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

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

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

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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