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Scott Verdouw

Architect, JAWS Architects

Scott Verdouw


Minimum Architecture: design in Tasmania’s World Heritage Areas

How should we design structures for our world heritage areas?

JAWSarchitects have attempted to answer this question when designing accommodation at Pumphouse Point and a private walking hut near Lake Rodway in the Cradle Mountain Lake St Claire world heritage area.

These buildings challenge the conventional view of luxury. Through minimal site intervention, JAWS designs allow the precious places to be the hero.

JAWS have drawn on experience learned from designing the unconventional multi-award winning Three Capes Track Cabins in the dramatic Tasman National Park.


Scott Verdouw has 20 years experience as an Architect in Tasmania and Europe. Scott loves Tasmanias’ wild side and is passionate about using low impact architecture to share these environments with others.

Scott has pioneered the use of environmentally friendly prefabricated construction techniques to reduce site impact and reduce on site work in remote areas.