JAWSARCHITECTS, one of Tasmania’s most dynamic and enterprising team of architects and designers, has evolved from the architectural practice founded by Harry Hope in the 1930s. The practice encourages an interactive and collaborative design process within the office to produce exciting ideas that draw from a wide range of experiences. The present directors of the company are Neal Mackintosh, David Button and Scott Verdouw, joined by associates Fiona Graham and Catherine Williams. JAWS is based in Hobart, however our staff carry out commissions all around Tasmania, with interstate work undertaken in collaboration with mainland colleagues. Our work covers tourism, recreation, education, health, local government, commercial and residential sectors as well as urban design, interior design and building conservation projects. We actively pursue a diversity of projects and are highly regarded for our fiscal management and our ability to produce economic, efficient buildings whilst maintaining a passionate commitment to design excellence and the needs of the client. The firm’s commitment to quality of design is substantiated by the numerous awards and commendations it has received in recent years. The company launched JAWS2 (we design things) as a discrete business unit operating independently and offering design services complementary to JAWS, enriching the spirit of our architecture.