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German Architect in London

brick extension in lush garden
Contemporary interior featuring concrete floor, sunken seating area, brick walls and timber cladding
detail of brise-soleil
coloured toilet corridors
Facade of Marconi House
The Coppice, photo of garden facade at dawn
contemporary interior featuring fair faced concrete wall, sunken seating area and large windows
exterior of brick courtyard building featuring an asymmetrical gable
Cascade House, wall cladding and sky light above

Uwe Schmidt-Hess

Uwe Schmidt-Hess
Founder and Director of Patalab

Uwe Schmidt-Hess is a German Architect and Designer, living in London. He is founder and director of Patalab, an award-winning architectural practice with offices in London and Berlin.

Uwe’s design approach reflects his background, having spent half his life in Germany and the other half in Britain. His deep cultural awareness enables him to deliver complex design projects in challenging contexts.

Uwe studied architecture in his native Germany, at Bauhaus-University Weimar. Following work experience in Asia, he arrived in London in 2004 to undertake a Post-Professional Master’s Degree at University College London. He was then employed for three years at Make Architects and worked on award-winning projects such as Grove Residence and 55 Baker Street. In 2008 he established his own practice, Patalab Architecture.

Since then, Uwe’s work has ranged from individual houses to office developments and public buildings. His practice has won a number of awards, including British Homes Award, Surface Design Award and Don’t Move Improve Award by New London Architecture.

As well as practice, Uwe has extensive experience in teaching architectural design. He is currently a Part-Time lecturer at the University of East London and taught previously at Kingston University, The Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL and the University of Greenwich.

Uwe Schmidt-Hess is a Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and registered at the Architektenkammer Berlin, Germany’s professional body.

Patalab Architecture's services in London

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    Full architectural design service

    from feasibility studies to site supervision

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    Interior design services

    including furniture design

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    in contract law, planning policies and building regulations

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    Support in negotiation

    with funders and authorities

Patalab – Architects with offices in London and Berlin

  • Full architectural services from concept to site supervision
  • Deep understanding of UK and German construction market
  • Experts in interdisciplinary and lateral collaboration
  • A personal and process-oriented approach with ability to deliver
  • Developing and realising innovative design solutions 
  • Range of projects include new build, refurbishment, restoration and interior design
  • Fluent communication in English and German
  • Chartered Practice in UK and Germany

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Office Contact Details:

Patalab Architecture
15 Garrett Street
London EC1Y 0TY
United Kingdom

+44(0)20 7253 2036

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Selected London projects

Garden staircase

German Embassy Garden Staircase

Middlesex House, street entrance

Middlesex House

Facade of Marconi House

Marconi House


Heath House


The Gables

External night view of office refurbishment at 141-143 Shoreditch High Street

141-143 Shoreditch High Street