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Project Update!

May, 2018

Congratulations to Gordon River Cruises and the RACT team for the launch of their new Gordon River Cruises vessel, “Spirit of the Wild”C:CreatorJAWSInteriors Web for publishing

JAWS Interiors were involved in the interior fit-out of the new vessel assisting with the selection of loose furniture selections.

Thanks to everyone involved including Jeremy Spear of Spear Green Design, Hydrowood and Simon Currant & Associates.


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Not only was JAWS Interiors shortlisted for the Hospitality category in the 2018 Australian Interior Design Awards for both the Pumphouse Point Shorehouse Addition and The Retreat, BUT on Friday night at the Sydney Awards Presentation Dinner, JAWS Interiors had the honour of bringing home the “Best of State” Award for Tasmania’s Commercial Interior Design for the Shorehouse Addition!

We are very proud and humble to Win Tasmania’s best Commercial Interior Design Award and would like to thank the Design Institute of Australia, the Judges and Artichoke Magazine for the opportunity.

Congratulations to all of the other designers involved, Australia’s Interior Design is an amazing community to be recognised within. Thank you to our incredible team, to our clients, to the builders Podmatrix for making our project come to life, to Adam Gibson for capturing the interior so beautifully and to all of the suppliers!



Australian Interior Design Awards 2018

May, 2018

Voting now open

June, 2018

Voting for the People's Choice Prize in the 2018 Tasmanian Architecture Awards is now open!

Take a look at all the projects entered in this year's awards and vote for your favourite for your chance to win a host of prizes.

Voting closes on Friday 20th July and will be announced on the 27th July.

This year JAWS have been lucky enough to be shortlisted in multiple categories including;

Commercial Architecture:

Shorehouse Addition

Interior Architecture;

The Retreat- Interior Fit-out

Port Arthur Interior Fit-out

Small Project Architecture;

The Retreat



Now under construction!

June, 2018

Stringybark House (Under Construction)

Introducing a new residential project starting to take shape... The Stringybark House is currently under construction!

The angular walls pivot around the central courtyard with extensive glazing framing the surrounding views.

Zoned spaces on the lower level of the house provide entertaining and guest rooms, while the main living and sleeping areas are on the top floor.

The design connects the house to the bush landscape with neutral colours and stone walls that anchor the house into the hillside.

The hand built stone walls by Land Artel wrap the building both internally and externally to immerse the building within the surrounding landscape.

link to project profile:


DENFAIR; Tasmanian Timber Speaker Session

June, 2018

Come along and visit us at the Tasmanian Timber Re-imagined session at Denfair today to find out how Tasmanian timber is transforming projects for architects, builders and furniture makers.

The session looks at case studies from three perspectives;

‘The Architect’ (1:15 -1:25pm)

Diego Bekinschtein- John Wardle Architects

‘The Interior Designer’ (1:05 -1:15pm)

Laura Stucken- JAWSArchitects

‘The Furniture Maker’ (1:15 -1:25pm)

Scott Van Tuil – Tasmanian Furniture Maker



2018 Houses Awards

June, 2018

JAWSArchitects are one of six Tasmanian firms shortlisted in the National Houses magazine‚Äč awards for their Minallo Residence.

The shortlisted projects were selected from over 470 submissions by architects across Australia.

Click here for more information see;

Minallo Residence Profile



July, 2018

Commendation - Commercial Architecture

July, 2018


Peoples Choice Prize

June, 2018


We are proud to announce that our Shorehouse Addition at Pumphouse Point received a Commendation for Commercial Architecture at the 2018 Tasmanian Architecture Awards last weekend.

A big thank you to the Institute of Architects Tasmanian Chapter and everyone involved in such a wonderful night.

Photographer: Adam Gibson

Have your say in this year’s People’s Choice Prize and vote for your favourite entrant in the 2018 Tasmanian Architecture Awards.

To see more images or vote for the Port Arthur Visitor Centre Interior

Photo credit: Adam Gibson



Images from our JAWS Interiors Launch have now been uploaded!  Click here to view the album.

Thanks again to everyone that joined us on the night and helped us celebrate!

Photography by Adam Gibson


Destination Southern Tasmania's annual Summit was held at Blundstone Arena earlier this week, providing an opportunity for tourism industry professionals to share business ideas, experiences and best practice strategies.

This year JAWS' Director, Scott Verdouw joined a panel of luminaries and shared his own stories of business evolution, triumphs & challenges.

He joined Andrew Smith, Heath Garratt, Madi Seeber-Peattie & Michele Bain in a very entertaining and informative session to finish the annual summit.


August, 2018



August, 2018



JAWSArchitects’ Retreat project at Pumphouse Point has been named as a finalist in the 19th Australian Timber Design Awards!

Voting is now open!

You can now vote for your favourite design in the People’s choice award- click here.

Photography by Adam Gibson.

September, 2018


JAWS Architects have two projects shortlisted in the 2018 Eat Drink Design Awards.

Our shortlisted projects are;

2018 Eat Drink Design Awards
Best Hotel Design
JAWS Architects & JAWS Interiors for the Shorehouse Addition.

2018 Eat Drink Design Awards
Best Restaurant Design
JAWS Interiors (Interior fit-out) & Rosevear Stephenson Architects for the 1830 Restaurant, Port Arthur Visitor Centre.

Winners will be announced Tuesday 13 November.

October, 2018



November, 2018



Last week JAWSInteriors attended the Eat Drink Design Awards night in Melbourne where we had two projects  shortlisted;

Best Hotel Design for the Shorehouse Addition.

Best Restaurant Design for the 1830 Restaurant, Port Arthur Visitor Centre.

Congratulations to all of the winners on the night, including Russell and George for Best Restaurant Design & Six Degrees Architects for Best Hotel Design.



JAWS Architects would like to welcome Will Harkness into the JAWS team!

Will has eleven years experience working as an Architect, including a number of years spent working as an Architect in Northern Scotland.

He has amassed experience across a broad range of project types, and has a keen interest in every aspect of project delivery – from inception to hand-over.

 In his spare time, Will enjoys swimming, cycling and bushwalking, but most of all he enjoys spending time with his family.

August, 2018



Here is the link to JAWS' feature on Australia by Design; Ultimate Architectural Statement VIC/ TAS.

The episode features JAWS Shorehouse Addition and Retreat projects at Pumphouse Point which aired on channel ten on the 12th August 2018.




We are very excited to announce that we have been

short-listed in the 2018 Australian Interior Design Awards!

This year we have been lucky enough to have two projects shortlisted in the Hospitality Design category- The Retreat

and Shorehouse Addition.

Winners will be announced on Friday 25th May 2018.

A huge thanks to everyone involved!

March, 2018

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JAWS shortlisted for the 2018 AIDA!!!

Happy International Women's Day!!

When women support each other, incredible things happen.


March, 2018

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International Womens Day

NOMAD PODS’ by JAWS and Pod Matrix have just been launched through an initiative by Parks Victoria.

The Pods have been showcased at the Melbourne Grand Prix and were designed to be easily transported on their own trailers and can be completely self-sufficient. The feedback from the public has been overwhelmingly positive and we are really excited by the possibilities of this brand new offering.


March, 2018

JAWS' Nomad Pod Launch

We are very excited to announce

that we have been shortlisted in the 2018

Tasmanian Architecture Awards!

This year we have been lucky enough to have two projects shortlisted in the interior category; The Retreat and Port Arthur Visitor Centre Interior Fit-out.

The Shorehouse Addition has been shortlisted in the Commercial Category

& The Retreat in the Small Architecture category.


JAWS shortlisted for the 2018 Tasmanian Architecture Awards!

Thanks Green Magazine for the feature!

Our Pumphouse Point Retreat is featured in the latest issue of Green Magazine.


March, 2018

Feature in Green Magazine

March, 2018

We are excited to announce our Minallo Residence has just been shortlisted in the 2018 Houses Awards.

Category: House Alteration & Addition over 200sqm.

Winners and commendations will be announced at a gala presentation on Friday 27 July in Sydney.

Architecture AU feature:


JAWS Minallo Residence shortlisted for the 2018 Houses Awards!

April, 2018

You’ve seen the finished product – now we’ll show you how it all works! The Pods were launched through an initiative by Parks Victoria as temporary accommodation structures that leave behind only an enriched memory.

Designed to be easily transported on their own trailers, The pods are completely self-sufficient. Their unique design allows a deep and immersive experience to be delivered, with little, if any, impact on the terrain.

The pods have been designed with a number of layout options to accommodate a variety of applications. To find out more visit our website or social media accounts.

The Nomad Pods have been constructed in collaboration with PodMatrix.

Nomad Pods

April, 2018

Here’s a sneak peek at some behind the scenes footage we did at Pumphouse Point last week...

This exclusive interview on The Retreat is set to air in July.

Stay tuned for more information!

For more information on the project click here:


Behind the scenes footage!

We are thrilled to announce that our Three Capes Track & Cabins project has won the 2018 Innovation & Excellence Award for Tasmanian Development of the Year!

This was a joint submission between JAWS Architects, Vos Construction & Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania.

We would like to thank VOS and Parks Tas for their collaboration.The Architect, Builder and Client were all committed to delivering the best possible low impact development that has now gained worldwide recognition as the benchmark for developments in remote and sensitive environments.

For more information on the project click here:


Three Capes awarded Tasmanian Development of the Year Award!

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New year + new projects!

April, 2018

April, 2018