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Marylebone Mews House: in context
Facade of Marconi House
Clifton Hill House, dining room with view onto garden
Prince's Square Apartments, exterior
Knightsbridge House, kitchen
Grosvenor Street, external view of entrance
Chandos Street, vista from living room to bedroom
Marylebone Penthouse, staircase

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

Westminster Architects - Patalab Architects is an award-winning architectural practice, delivering high-end building projects of varying scales in Westminster. Established in 2008, Patalab provides a personal and tailored approach to deliver high quality construction projects in Westminster for private, commercial and institutional clients. We work closely with Westminster City Council and have been involved in over 50 projects across the borough. We work in a number of prominent areas across the borough, including Mayfair, St James’s, Marylebone, Fitzrovia, Bayswater, Knightsbridge, Belgravia, St Johns Wood, and the West End. Our projects in Westminster range from the refurbishment of listed buildings, designing contemporary extensions, basement extensions and a variety of remodelling projects.

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

Combining Innovative Design with Economical & Contextual Understanding

Conservation Areas designated by Westminster 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.

Westminster Architects: Your Project

If you’re considering appointing Patalab as your Westminster 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 Westminster require Planning Permission and/ or Listed Building Consent from Westminster City Council. With our successful planning record, we are well placed to deliver ambitious and challenging schemes.

Westminster 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 Westminster. 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.

Westmister Architects: Patalab project chart
Patalab project range in Westminster
Westminster Architects: Patalab Westminster project map
City of Westminster: 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 Westminster and further afield.

Client Testimonials

Having worked with several architects, I really appreciate Patalab’s approach that combines passion for design, technical knowledge and economic understanding. Finding all three qualities within one architect’s practice is very rare.

John Bostock
Project Manager at the Golden Square Group

From the outset, Patalab impressed us with their vision, dedication, and problem-solving abilities. We had a very narrow framework to work within, due to listed building laws, and we always felt in safe hands. However, it is more than just being safe; the team went above and beyond to find creative and practical solutions for us. Our house is so beautiful now, and it fills me with joy every time I come home. It combines a deep respect for heritage with a contemporary design sensibility, which is exactly what we wanted. 

Kitty and James

Patalab not only provided excellent design services but also fully understood the commercial parameters, resulting in an innovative and economically viable project. The scheme’s design features set it clearly apart from other office developments and was a major contribution to its letting success.

Albert Hay
CEO of Capital & City

We were very happy with the services provided by Patalab, particularly with regard to their level of commitment to design. They were professional throughout the project and the level of aftercare was exceptional.

Sebastian Potiriadis
Development Manager, The Estate Office
Client of Chandos Street

We were hoping for a design feature in the lobby that would become a talking point. But Patalab have exceeded our expectations in the way they have combined functionality with artistic style. Like us, our tenants are deeply impressed and so are their visitors, when they arrive in the lobby.

Albert Hay
CEO of Capital & City

Westminster Architects: Your Contacts

Uwe Schmidt-Hess
Uwe Schmidt Hess

Founder and Director

Uwe 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.

Jordan Thompson
Jordan Thompson

Associate, Architect

Jordan joined Patalab in 2012 and became Associate in 2017. 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

Associate, Architect

Simon joined Patalab in 2013 and became Associate in 2017. He specialises in leading high-end residential and commercial projects, implementing a design approach that combines physical and digital craft.

Whatever your project in Westminster, 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.

Westminster Architects: Selected Projects

Marylebone Mews House: front facade

Marylebone Mews House

Knightsbridge House, front facade

Knightsbridge House

Bronze reception desk, detail

Bronze Reception Desk

Garden staircase

German Embassy Garden Staircase


Eaton Terrace


66 St James’s Street

Middlesex House, street entrance

Middlesex House

Prince's Square Apartments, view to living room

Prince’s Square Apartments

Grosvenor Street, external view

55 Grosvenor Street

Chandos Street, exterior

Chandos Street

Clifton Hill House, photo of rear garden facade

Clifton Hill House

Facade of Marconi House

Marconi 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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