Paloma Hernaiz and Jaime Oliver direct OHLAB, an award-winning office devoted to create unique, out-of-the box and highly efficient architecture and interior design projects. OHLAB has been recently described by the Chicago Atheneum as “one of Europe’s most important and emerging young architects of 2014”.
Prior establishing OHLAB in Madrid Paloma and Jaime they gained 9 years of professional experience in New York, Shanghai and Beijing collaborating in prestigious architectural offices such as OMA / Rem Koolhaas. They received their diploma in Architecture from the ETSAM in Madrid (Paloma), ETSAB in Barcelona (Jaime) and they both hold a postgraduate degree (MSAAD) from Columbia University in New York. Jaime is a PhD candidate at the ETSAB (DEA and pre-thesis approved).
Paloma and Jaime are coordinating teachers at IED Design Degree in Madrid, they taught at “La Gran Escala” Master from UPC in Barcelona and have been critics at different design juries at Princeton and Columbia University in New York and at Universidad Europea in Madrid. They have given lectures about their work in various institutions such as Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya, Universidad Europea de Madrid, or Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Their work has been published extensively worldwide in specialized and general media such as Architectural Record, Interior Design, Arquitectura Viva, FRAME, AD, Diseño Interior, Vogue, Elle, El Pais Semanal or The New York Times among others.
In 2014 OHLAB has been selected as one of “Europe 40 under 40” emerging young architects and designers by The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design. OHLAB has been the Winner of the 2014 Best of the Year Awards in New York, Winner of the WIN Awards 2014 in London, Winner od the Young Architects Award AJAC 2014-2013 in Barcelona, Winner of the Great Indoors Award 2013, the Winner of WAN Awards 2012, awarded with special mention at the 2013 A+ Architizer Awards, selected as Finalist for the INTERIOR DESIGN 2012 Best of the Year Awards in New York City, nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2011 (European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture), cataloged for the Arquia Próxima 2010/2011 prize (Fundación Caja de Arquitectos) and finalist in the 2010 Saloni Architecture Awards.