About us    Team

'Patalab is a team of dedicated and talented Architects and Designers with a wealth of experience in the design and construction industry.

Uwe Schmidt-Hess    Founder & Director

Uwe Schmidt-HeßUwe is the founder and director of 'Patalab. 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. Prior to establishing Patalab, Uwe worked for several leading international firms including Fink+jocher in Munich, Atrium Design in Bangkok and Make Architects in London.

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As well as practice, he has extensive teaching experience. He is currently a Masters unit tutor at the University of East London and has taught at Kingston University, The Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL and the University of Greenwich. Uwe undertook his studies in Weimar, Oxford and London, receiving his Diploma in Architecture from Bauhaus-University in Germany and his Masters of Architecture from the Bartlett School of Architecture.

Dr. Michael Wihart    Partner & Co-founder of 'Patalab Architekten

Dr. Michael WihartMichael joined 'Patalab in 2011 and became Partner in 2017. He is co-founder of 'Patalab Architekten in Germany and leads the Berlin office. Michael is responsible for some of the practice's key projects in London and Berlin including the office refurbishment of 141-143 Shoreditch High Street and the conversion of Media Factory.

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He studied architecture in Austria, United States of America and the United Kingdom and holds a Doctoral degree from University College London. Michael is also a committed educator and architectural researcher with teaching activities at renowned universities.

Jordan Thompson

Jordan Thompson
Associate, Architect

Libby Needham

Libby Needham
Associate, Architect

Simon Wyn James

Simon Wyn James
Associate, Architect

Jasmin Jesberger

Jasmin Jesberger
Dipl.-Ing.

Lelia Ku

Lelia Ku
Architectural Assistant

Zoya Zalyesna

Zoya Zalyesna
Architectural Assistant

Jimmy Lei

Jimmy Lei
Architectural Assistant

Lauriene Hewes

Lauriene Hewes
Architectural Assistant

Sharon Gibson

Sharon Gibson
Accounting