Paloma Hernaiz and Jaime Oliver direct OHLAB, an award-winning office devoted to creating unique, out-of-the box and highly efficient architecture and interior design projects. OHLAB has recently been described by the Chicago Atheneum as “one of Europe’s most important and emerging young architects of 2014”.
Prior to establishing OHLAB in Madrid, 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 degrees in architecture from the ETSAM in Madrid (Paloma) and ETSAB in Barcelona (Jaime) and they both hold postgraduate degrees (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 for the IED Design Degree in Madrid. They have taught for “La Gran Escala” Master at the UPC in Barcelona and have served on different design juries at Princeton University, Columbia University in New York, and at Universidad Europea in Madrid. They have given lectures about their work at various institutions such as Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya, Universidad Europea de Madrid, or the 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 País Semanal or The New York Times among others.
In 2014, OHLAB was selected as one of Europe’s “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 was named as the winner of the 2014 Best of the Year Awards in New York, the WIN Awards 2014 in London, the Young Architects Award AJAC 2014-2013 in Barcelona, the Great Indoors Award 2013, the WAN Awards 2012. They received a special mention for the 2013 A+ Architizer Awards, were finalists 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 finalists for the 2010 Saloni Architecture Awards.