Paloma Hernaiz and Jaime Oliver

OHLAB / Directors

Paloma Hernaiz and Jaime Oliver are the directors of OHLAB, an award-winning office devoted to urban analysis and cultural research of contemporary society through design, architectural practice and urban strategy. OHLAB has been recently selected by Dezeen as one of the 6 best emerging interior design studios of 2018 and has been previously described by the Chicago Atheneum as “one of Europe’s most important emerging architects”. They received numerous awards for their work on design and sustainability and their work has been published extensively in specialized and general media.

Prior establishing their own office, Paloma and Jaime gained 9 years of professional experience in New York, Shanghai and Beijing collaborating with prestigious architectural offices such as OMA / Rem Koolhaas. They received their diploma in Architecture from the ETSAM Madrid and ETSAB Barcelona respectively and they both hold a postgraduate degree in Advanced Architecture from Columbia University, New York.

Paloma Hernaiz and Jaime Oliver are currently and since 2015 design teachers at the Master in Design for Work, Retail and Learning environments from the IE School of Architecture, they were coordinating teachers at IED Design Degree in Madrid from 2011 to 2014, 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.