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JAWS Celebration

June 28, 2019

Last night JAWS Architects & guests celebrated the career and retirement of David Button. Many former Directors, colleagues and clients of the company from over the decades came together to mark the occasion!
A special thanks to Small Island Wines & Eten Catering Tasmania!

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Civic Square Development

June 26, 2019

Featured in today’s Mercury, ‘Spirit Place’ is a dynamic waterfront development which aligns with Hobart’s vision of connecting nature, history, culture and business to each other in the heart of the city.

Retail, commercial and residential uses are carefully designed to complement each other. They provide a unique opportunity to take in Tasmania’s famous mix of heritage buildings and fine produce, offering glimpses of human interaction on this historic site over the generations.

We are excited to be a part of the preferred developer team.

For more information on the development visit our website:

Click on the following link if you would like to comment on the proposal:

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Tasmanian Architecture Awards 2019 Exhibition

June 14, 2019

The Tasmanian Architecture Awards 2019 exhibition is now open!

The Exhibtion is located at Brooke Street Pier from 6PM Thursday 13th June and continues until Sunday 7th July.

Be sure to stop by for a look and help celebrate Tasmanian Architecture.

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Huon Road Residence, Hobart.

June 14, 2019

Huon Road Residence, Hobart.

We recently had the pleasure of getting this residential project photographed by Adam Gibson.

More images to come!

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Legislative Council Chamber, Completed 2019.

June 7, 2019

Legislative Council Chamber, Completed 2019.

JAWSArchitects were commissioned to assist with the design of new joinery, furniture and lighting for Hobart’s historic Legislative Council Chamber which was finalised last week, before the sitting of the new Council.

The project brief was to create removable joinery items that provide technological support to the councillors in a way that is not intrusive of the 1856 Chamber and enabled all furniture to be removed when the Chamber is stripped out and rearranged for the official opening of the new Parliament.

To achieve this outcome JAWS collaborated with Southern Lighting and Andrew Sutherland Consulting Engineers to provide new lighting throughout the Chamber and customised pedestal units.
In addition to this, the original 1856 red velvet couches were reupholstered to provide a firmer more supportive ergonomic seating position.

Here are a few photos of the outcome!

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Stringybark House update

May 2, 2019

Stringybark House, Hobart

(Under Construction)

More progress shots of the Stringybark House.

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Albuera Street Schoolhouse Apartments

April 30, 2019

The Albuera Street Schoolhouse Apartments by JAWSArchitects have been featured in the Mercury.

Link to article here:


The 1913 Albuera Street Schoolhouse was once the playground of Tasmania’s most famous export, Errol Flynn. The redevelopment of this wonderful heritage property gave JAWS a unique opportunity to peel away layers of unsympathetic additions and alterations that had hidden this building’s beautiful shell.

Our design features four contemporary apartments within the Schoolhouse’s original classrooms—incorporating the crisp, clean lines of the new with the stately beauty of the earlier structure. The minimalist, refined architecture of the new spaces contrasts with and highlights the heritage values of the original classrooms—creating a dramatic and beautiful effect in which the new pays homage to the old.

For more in formation on the project, visit the JAWSArchitects website here.

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Macquarie Island Project

April 29, 2019

Here is a sneak peek of our joint involvement with IDW Architecture & Interiors for a new and exciting Modernisation project at Macquarie Island.

Our team were fortunate enough to visit and experience this sub-Antarctic island over the last couple of weeks, returning with gratitude and an incredible appreciation of place.

Watch this space, more exciting stuff to come!

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Latest Projects

April 15, 2019
Kurrewa House, Bellerive TAS.
Completed: 2018


The design of this recently completed family home successfully negotiates the competing requirements of northerly solar access from behind and frontage to magnificent southerly views.

The house sits on top of Bellerive Hill, positioned to take in the expansive views of Kunanyi/ Mount Wellington and the River Derwent over the roofscape of Bellerive to the South below.

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