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The Bird in Hand Hampstead: Street view
The Bird in Hand Hampstead: office mezzanine
Heath House, street facade
Garden view of Arts-and-Crafts residence with contemporary extension
contemporary interior featuring fair faced concrete wall, sunken seating area and large windows
Grove Residence, front gate
Grove Residence, Extension at dawn
Perrins Court office, door detail
Casa Roja, entrance from street
Cascade House, wall cladding and sky light above

Patalab Architects: Your partner to realise design-led projects in Hampstead

Hampstead Architects - Patalab Architects is an award-winning architectural practice, delivering high-end building projects of varying scales in Hampstead. Established in 2008, Patalab provides a personal and tailored approach to deliver high quality construction projects in Hampstead for private, commercial and institutional clients. We work closely with the London Borough of Camden and have been involved in over 25 projects across the borough and over 10 projects in Hampstead. Our projects in Hampstead include residentail and commercial usages and range from the refurbishment of listed buildings, designing contemporary extensions, basement extensions and a variety of remodelling projects.

Camden Architects: Patalab London project map
London: Locations of Patalab projects

Combining Innovative and Sustainable Design with Economical and Contextual Understanding

Conservation Areas designated by Camden Council cover much of the borough, whilst many properties are listed to protect special architectural and historic interest. A considered approach is therefore required to maximise the site’s potential and a return on investment. Our methodology combines innovative design with an understanding of economical and contextual parameters. It responds to meeting our clients’ expectations and has been acknowledged with a number of industry awards.

Hampstead Architects: Your Project

If you’re considering appointing Patalab as your Hampstead Architects, we would be delighted to assist you in delivering your project’s objectives; whether it’s a refurbishment, extension or new-build. We’ve created a guide to help you planning your project, explaining each stage of the process. Most construction projects in Hampstead require Planning Permission and/ or Listed Building Consent from Camden Council. With our successful planning record, we are well placed to deliver ambitious and challenging schemes.

Hampstead Architects: Our Services

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    Full architectural design service

    From feasibility studies, planning, technical design to site supervision, covering all project work stages

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    Interior design services

    Including space planning, furniture design, and loose furniture

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    Pre-purchase, pre-design assessment, planning review, building regulations, and construction contracts

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    Support in negotiation

    With funders, freeholders, authorities, and contractors

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    Project management

    Design team coordination, contract administration, cost control, value engineering, and acting as employers agent

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    CDM Principal Designer

    Health and safety measures from concept to completion

Working with Patalab Architects

Patalab Architects is a boutique architectural practice focused on high quality design-led projects in and around Hampstead. Based on many years of experience delivering projects that meet the high aspirations of our clients, we have built a broad network of project partners alongside an in-depth knowledge of the construction process, building regulations, procurement, market conditions and planning policies. The extent of our experience enables us to take a holistic design approach; ensuring statutory requirements and the reality of the construction industry are integrated with design conception.

In close dialogue between our clients and other project stakeholders, we conduct thorough research and design studies to fully understand the potential of each construction project. Responding to specific project objectives, we work together with specialist consultants, expert advisers and local craftsmen as well as with leading manufacturers and suppliers in order to meet highest quality standards.

The Patalab team is made up of talented, experienced, and dedicated architects and designers. Our aim is to offer our clients a very personal approach and services tailored to their needs, developing and realising innovative design solutions with great attention to detail.

Patalab is Chartered Practice of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Hampstead Architects: Patalab project chart
Patalab project range in Hampstead
Camden Architects: Patalab Camden project map
London Borough of Camden: Locations of Patalab projects

Planning Your Project

A Brief Guide for Residential Clients

We have prepared a guide for private clients to assist uncovering your objectives, highlighting key considerations and outlining the delivery process. It is based on our experience working with private clients over the last 13 years, delivering a wide range of residential projects in Hampstead and further afield.

Client Testimonials

This is the second house Patalab has transformed for us and created a fantastic home for me and my family. Simon‘s and Uwe‘s passion for design can be seen everywhere in the house. The beautifully crafted spaces provide the perfect background for our family life.

Client of Heath House

With exceptional design skills, technical expertise and a thorough understanding of the construction process, Patalab are well rounded architects. But maybe even more importantly, through their personal engagement, professionalism and commitment to quality, Uwe and Simon became trusted project partners.

What used to be a small one bedroom flat is now a beautiful and generous two bedroom apartment, filled with light and great ceiling height. This refurbishment and extension required planning permission and listed building consent. Uwe and Jordan have excellently guided us through this process and achieved the maximum amount of additional space. I especially appreciate the dramatic new stairwell which makes the approach to the living spaces on the second floor a joyful experience.

Client of Cascade House

Hampstead Architects: Your Contacts

Uwe Schmidt-Hess
Uwe Schmidt Hess

Founder and Partner

Uwe is the Founding Partner of Patalab Architects. Since setting up the practice in 2008, he has coordinated the design of a diverse range of projects encompassing the residential, public, office, arts and culture sectors.

Jordan Thompson
Jordan Thompson

Partner, Architect

Jordan joined Patalab in 2012 and became Partner in 2022. He has worked as lead architect on over a third of the practice’s built portfolio, utilising his design and technical skills to conceive and deliver complex projects.

Simon Wyn James - Associate, Architect
Simon Wyn James

Partner, Architect

Simon joined Patalab in 2013 and became Partner in 2022. He specialises in leading high-end residential and commercial projects, implementing a design approach that combines physical and digital craft.

Whatever your project in Hampstead, Patalab will be able to support you.

We are passionate and experienced architects and designers. Our award-winning designs give evidence of our expertise. Our ambition is to deliver high quality, sustainable and economically viable projects to the full satisfaction of our clients.

Site development

We carry out strategic reviews for the development of premises to unlock the site’s potential and assess planning requirements.


We are passionate about working with existing buildings. Based on a thorough investigation we develop sensitive and innovative approaches how to sustainably adapt and transform existing structures into contemporary spaces.

Interior Design

Whether residential or office building, optimal organization of the interior spaces is vital. For us, the boundaries between architecture and interior design are fluid. Accordingly, we offer not only architectural but also interior design services. These can include, for example, design of all internal surfaces, design of built-in furniture, proposals for loose furniture and the development of lighting concepts.

New Build

We enjoy delivering innovative and site-specific new build projects, producing sensitive yet powerful designs that compliment their context. Striking exteriors and beautifully proportioned interiors are accentuated by rich materiality, attention to detail and exceptional craftsmanship - attributes our studio is known for.


Each listed building is to be assessed on its own merit. Repair and restoration on one hand, and modern technology and construction methods on the other can both be appropriate responses depending on the context. In our approach we appreciate and accentuate achievements of previous generations and seek to complement these situations with our own contemporary interventions.

Hampstead Architects: Selected Projects

The Bird in Hand Hampstead: rear facade

The Bird in Hand Hampstead

Perrins Court office, joinery detail

Perrins Court

Casa Roja, entrance facade

Casa Roja


Grove Residence

Cascade House, staircase

Cascade House

Street facade of 1930's Arts-and-Craft residence in Hampstead, London

Heath House

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Contact Information:

Patalab Architects
15 Garrett Street
London EC1Y 0TY
United Kingdom

+44(0)20 7253 2036

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