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Copenhagen

Njalsgade 17A
Pakhus 2
2300 Copenhagen S
Denmark

T +45 70 20 19 00
F +45 70 20 19 07
[email protected]

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Aarhus

Hack Kampmanns Plads 10
Pakhus 13
8000 Aarhus C
Denmark

T +45 86 20 19 00
F +45 86 18 45 13
[email protected]

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Shanghai

5F, Building NO.2,
10 Baoqing Road
Xuhui District, 200031 Shanghai
China

T +86 (0)21 33 25 33 25
F +86 (0)21 33 25 33 33
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Michael Atzen
Marketing & Business Development Manager

M +45 31 62 05 22
E [email protected]

 

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Sanne Wall-Gremstrup
Partner/ Managing Director

T +45 78 74 48 66
M +45 20 92 48 38
[email protected]

 

     

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  • Agnieszka Słota
    Architectural Intern

    T  +45 33 45 04 67
    E [email protected]

  • Ali Mirakbari
    Fabrication Lab Manager

    T +45 33 45 05 87
    E [email protected]

  • Allan Knudsen
    Project Architect

    T +45 87 32 53 28
    E [email protected]

  • Amber Chambers
    Project Architect (Maternity leave)

    +45 78 74 49 32
    E [email protected]

  • Anita Mjoll Aegisdottir
    Workplace Strategy Design Assistant

    T  +45 33 45 05 73
    E [email protected]

  • Anna Cordelia Mulvad
    Piccoline

    T  +45 33 45 04 62
    E [email protected]

  • Bartek Winnicki
    Architect

    T +86 21 3325 3334
    E [email protected]

  • Beihong Mao
    Senior Associate/ Director, Shanghai Office

    T +86 21 3325 3306
    E [email protected]

  • Bjarne Hammer
    Founding Partner

    T +45 86 20 19 00
    E [email protected]

    Bjarne Hammer founded Schmidt Hammer Lassen in 1986 with Morten Schmidt and John Lassen, fellow graduates from the School of Architecture in Aarhus, Denmark. Bjarne is actively involved in positioning the firm globally, and is responsible for developing and maintaining the company’s creative profile.

    Bjarne is passionate about the firm’s open and democratic architectural approach that employs an empathetic set of values. In close cooperation with his fellow partners, he has been involved in the development of numerous flagship projects that bear the company’s characteristic profile.

    He is regularly invited to serve as a jury member for high profile design competitions and architectural award competitions. In recent years, Bjarne has been a key figure in the firm’s growth in both size and scope, expanding the company’s reach to markets around the globe.

  • Bozhena Hoida
    Architect

    T +86 21 2211 3073
    E [email protected]

  • Cara Xianjing Jia
    Material Researcher/ Business Development Assistant

    T +86 21 3325 3316
    E [email protected]

  • Chao Chen
    Senior Associate/ BIM Manager

    T +86 21 3325 3337
    E [email protected]

  • Chencheng Li
    Project Architect

    T +86 21 3325 3330
    E [email protected]

  • Chris Hardie
    Partner/ Design Director Shanghai

    T +86 21 3325 3302
    E [email protected]

  • Christine Boss Jessen
    Architect (Maternity leave)

    T +45 33 45 04 76
    E [email protected]

  • Cristiana Gaiescu
    Architectural Technologist Student Worker

    T +45 78 74 48 86
    E [email protected]

  • Dinil Sathar
    IT Service Manager

    T  +45 78 74 48 99
    M +45 40 20 90 69
    E [email protected]

  • Dorine Vos
    Architect

    T +45 87 32 52 07
    E [email protected]

  • Elena Muñoz de Morales
    Architect (Maternity leave)

    T +45 33 45 05 97
    E [email protected]

  • Elif Tinaztepe
    Partner

    T +45 87 32 53 07
    E [email protected]

    Elif Tinaztepe brought years of international experience working in London and Los Angeles to Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects in 2005. She applies her distinctive design sense to cultural, civic, and higher education projects, while also leading the firm’s library specialist work, a typology for which the company is best known. Her thoughtful, analytical approach to design, coupled with her passion for client collaboration and the transformative power of architecture, has led to a timeless body of work that spans continents and character.

    Elif has a unique ability to untangle the most complex of projects to successfully facilitate dialogue with clients, users and other stakeholders, whether on ongoing projects or in international workshops. The result is a wake of buildings that are multilayered in functionality, yet easy to approach, rich in detail while appearing effortless.

    Elif is a regular lecturer and workshop facilitator at international conferences globally.

  • Enlai Hooi
    Head of Innovation

    T +45 78 74 48 68
    E [email protected]

  • Esben Martinus Serup Jensen
    Architect

    +45 78 74 48 23
    E [email protected]

  • Fangzhou Zhu
    Architect I

    T +86 21 3325 3353
    E [email protected]

  • Fanny Lenoble
    Associate/ Concept Development Manager

    T +45 33 45 04 64
    E [email protected]

  • Flemming Tanghus
    Associate/ Architect

    T +45 87 32 53 19
    E [email protected]

  • Fred Awty
    Senior Associate/ Project Architect

    T +45 33 45 05 24
    E [email protected]

  • Frederik Nagel Fryland
    Marketing Student Worker

    T +45 33 45 05 31
    E [email protected]

  • Gaia Cella
    Architect

    T +45 78 74 48 01
    E [email protected]

  • Geerte Baars
    Architect

    T +45 87 32 52 84
    E [email protected]

  • Giancarlo Gastaldin
    Architect

    T +45 33 45 05 84
    E [email protected]

  • Hanna Johansson
    Architect

    T +45 33 45 05 10
    E [email protected]

  • Helle Nøhr Holmstrøm
    Head of Workplace Strategy

    T +45 33 45 05 30
    M +45 60 45 46 06 
    E [email protected]

    Helle leads the workplace strategy discipline, which includes interior design and space planning, for Schmidt Hammer Lassen globally. She has spent the past 14 years focused on the constellation of people, strategy, and place as prerequisites for creating well-being, efficiency, and healthy workflows for businesses of all sizes. With the human experience at the forefront of her work, she approaches each project by first understanding the company’s strategy, business, identity and, most importantly, its staff and work processes.

  • Jake Spruit
    Associate Partner/ Operations Director

    +45 78 74 48 10
    E [email protected]

    Jake Spruit’s leadership that combines unparalleled client service and pragmatic project delivery is a key factor in Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s continued success. Jake has experience in project management in Europe, the Middle East, Canada, and the United States, and is a licensed architect in the states of New York and Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Schmidt Hammer Lassen, Jake spent 15 years working as a project architect, project manager, and project director in the United States, Ireland, and Denmark, delivering complex projects with a sustainable profile. His portfolio includes LEED-certified buildings on three continents.

  • Jakob Kappel Blegvad
    Architectural Technologist

    +45 78 74 49 05
    E [email protected]

  • Janis Niklavs
    Architectural Technologist Intern

    T  +45 33 45 05 05
    E [email protected]

  • Jens Buch-Dohrmann
    Architect

    T +45 87 32 52 91
    E [email protected]

  • Jeroen Vandervelden
    Architect

    T +45 33 45 05 02
    E [email protected]

  • Jerzy Wakulewicz
    Architectural Technologist Intern

    T  +45 33 45 04 73
    E [email protected]

  • Jesper Høiberg
    Senior Project Manager

    T +45 78 74 48 95
    E [email protected]

  • Jette Birkeskov Mogensen
    Senior Associate/ Project Development Manager

    T +45 87 32 52 21
    E [email protected]

  • Jing Lin
    Associate/ Senior Architect

    T +86 21 3325 3308
    E [email protected]

  • Joanna Gasparski
    Project Architect

    T +45 33 45 04 65
    E [email protected]

  • Joey Zhang
    Architect II

    T +86 21 3325 3371
    E [email protected]

  • Josefine Kallehave
    Architect

    +45 78 74 49 33
    E [email protected]

  • Julie Mark
    Business Development Manager

    T +45 33 45 05 32
    M +45 31 78 62 87
    E [email protected]

  • Kasper Heiberg Frandsen
    Partner

    T +45 87 32 52 92
    E [email protected]

    Kasper Frandsen’s high design skills cultivated over his 18-year career at Schmidt Hammer Lassen is matched by his keen ability to inspire and guide the next generation of architects. Kasper’s definitive style is woven throughout his projects in Scandinavia and across Europe, including the library, healthcare, masterplan, and all-timber office projects he currently oversees.

    Kasper co-authored the firm’s strategic creative management process that informs Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s conceptual work. To that end, he has been instrumental in the competition phase of a variety of projects both domestically and abroad, and has lead the development of the firm’s healthcare portfolio.

    He injects his strong belief in the human-centric approach at the heart of the practice’s Scandinavian design principles into each of his projects.

  • Kate He
    Architect

    +86 21 3325 3361
    E [email protected]

  • Katrine Rasmussen
    Marketing and Business Development Intern

    T +45 33 45 04 66
    E [email protected]

  • Kerstin Billenstein
    Senior Architect

    T +45 33 45 05 92
    E [email protected]

  • Kim Holst Jensen
    Partner/ Design Director Aarhus

    T +45 86 20 19 00
    E [email protected]

    Kim Holst Jensen joined Schmidt Hammer Lassen in 1991 and, along with the founding partners, helped grow the firm into one of Scandinavia’s most recognized and award-winning architectural practices. In 1998, he was appointed principle and has been a leading member of the firm’s creative management team since, currently serving as Creative Director for the Aarhus studio.

    The beauty of his work can be seen through his distinctive sketches that communicate design ideas by adding a layer of intangible texture to projects of all scales. From sketching to delivering detailed design work, Kim is a formidable architectural force behind some of the firm’s most celebrated designs.

  • Kristian Lars Ahlmark
    Partner/ Design Director Copenhagen

    T +45 70 20 19 00
    E [email protected]

    Kristian Lars Ahlmark joined Schmidt Hammer Lassen in 2001 and his great technical skill and strategic vision was clear from the start. He quickly rose to become a member of the partner group, and since then has been instrumental in catapulting the firm beyond Scandinavia and into markets including the United State and China.

    Kristian has been involved in every phase and function of the architectural process, from visualization and sketching to realization. With a vast portfolio of projects that range from Detroit to Beijing, and across typologies and scales, they all share Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s unmistakable Scandinavian design values.

    Kristian’s creative energy permeates the firm, and the numerous award-winning projects he has designed. He is a sought-after lecturer, having presented on a variety of topics spanning the architectural process at universities, conferences and organizations worldwide.

  • Lena Nafe
    Marketing Student Worker

    T +45 78 74 48 97
    E [email protected]

  • Lene Brydensholt
    Accounting Assistant

    T  +45 33 45 04 71
    E [email protected]

  • Lisbeth Wohlert
    Senior Associate/ Head of Human Resources (On leave)

    T +45 87 32 52 51
    M +45 20 69 24 08
    E [email protected]

  • Lukas Kvasnica
    Architectural Intern

    T  +45 33 45 04 72
    E [email protected]

  • Mads Dyssel Engel
    Associate Partner/ Director, Copenhagen Office

    T +45 33 45 05 37
    E [email protected]

    Mads Dyssel Engel manages a vast portfolio of large-scale projects that range from adaptive reuse commercial space, to waterfront mixed-use developments across Europe and North America. In addition to his role as Director of Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s Copenhagen office, Mads is responsible for resource planning across projects, supervision of project managers and architects, approval and overview of project budgets, recruitment of staff, and overall project management. Mads’s structured and analytical approach to projects forms a solid base for decision-making processes, and results in an even design flow that puts the client’s and other stakeholders’ needs at the center.

  • Mads Kaltoft
    Partner

    T +45 33 45 05 23
    E [email protected]

    Over the course of his 25-year career, Mads Kaltoft has amassed a wide range of skills that span from conceptual design to fine details in construction work. The strength of his professional expertise lies in his unwavering dedication to his trade paired with a holistic approach to architectural design.

    Since joining Schmidt Hammer Lassen in 2001, he has developed a distinct management style that combines creative dexterity with strategic ingenuity, and has led teams on projects located across Scandinavia and greater Europe. In a nod to his leadership, Mads was a lecturer at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts’ School of Architecture from 1998 to 2005.

  • Mai Boi Pedersen
    Project Controller

    T +45 87 32 52 40
    E [email protected]

  • Mai Zhang
    Project Architect

    T +86 21 2211 3062
    E [email protected]

  • Mara Rosaria Nunziante
    Architectural Intern

    T  +45 33 45 04 68
    E [email protected]

  • Marta Niño Saco
    Architect

    T +45 33 45 05 35
    E [email protected]

  • Martin Kock
    Senior Associate/ Senior Project Architect

    T +45 33 45 04 75
    E [email protected]

  • Martin McSherry
    Architect

    T +45 33 45 05 20
    E [email protected]

  • Masahiro Katsume
    Associate Partner/ Senior Project Manager

    T +45 33 45 05 03
    E [email protected]

    Over the course of Masahiro Katsume’s 18-year tenure at Schmidt Hammer Lassen, he has managed a variety of international projects in Europe and China, often in the housing, office, and mixed/use sectors. Prior to joining the firm, Masahiro spent 20 years in leadership roles at a prominent architectural firm in Japan. He has a way with the pen, sketching – often enhanced with watercolors – to communicate ideas and bring projects to life. The long list of built projects in his portfolio are dotted across 14 countries, and his breadth and depth of experience spans typologies, scales, and project phases.

  • Michael Atzen
    Marketing & Business Development Manager

    T +45 33 45 05 34
    M +45 31 62 05 22
    E [email protected]

  • Morten Schmidt
    Founding Partner

    T +45 86 20 19 00
    E [email protected]

    Since co-founding Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects in 1987, Morten Schmidt has developed a diverse portfolio of work and expertise in the planning and design of major libraries and cultural facilities across the globe, bringing an innovative, rational and clear design leadership to many of the practice’s highest profile projects. His expertise includes creating and communicating compelling design visions, advocating for design excellence, and building for enduring quality.

    Morten’s early education in a Waldorf school, which emphasizes the role of imagination in learning, is a foundation for the spirituality, creativity and artistic freedom that permeate his work.

    Morten continues to participate as a jury member, guest lecturer, and critic on issues of architecture, future libraries, urbanism, and sustainable design. In addition, Morten judges architectural competitions, and is an external examiner at the School of Architecture in Aarhus and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.

  • Morten Stroem Nielsen
    Senior Construction Architect

    T +86 21 3325 3368
    E [email protected]

  • Nanna Wohlfeldt
    Associate/ Project Architect

    T +45 33 45 05 72
    E [email protected]

  • Nicklas Verdier Østergaard
    ICT & BIM Process Manager

    T +45 33 45 04 69
    E [email protected]

  • Nuno Pereira Da Cruz
    Associate Partner/ Senior Project Architect

    T +45 33 45 05 21
    M +45 20 78 71 47
    E [email protected]

    Nuno Cruz joined Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s competition department in 2013, and has since expanded his reach to the Project Development Department leading a team of 30 architects on some of the firm’s most prominent North American projects. Nuno’s creativity, unrelenting attention to detail, and global sensibility has moved a diverse array of projects forward over the last decade. Prior to joining Schmidt Hammer Lassen, Nuno trained and practiced as an architect in North America, Scandinavia, Asia, and Europe.

    As a computational design expert, he has coordinated management, training, and implementation of building information modeling and parametric design in diverse building types and scales. As a building envelope specialist, he has pushed forward design-driven innovation, resiliency, creative solutions, and materiality exploration in a multitude of projects.

    Nuno is an active leader in the industry, having been an invited architectural critic at the University of Minneapolis and the University of Maryland for several years.

  • Per Kræmmer
    Senior Architectural Technologist/
    Building Economist/MDB

    +45 78 74 48 30
    E [email protected]

  • Phil Kaefer
    Associate/ Senior Architect

    T +45 78 74 48 05
    E [email protected]

  • Pim IJsendoorn
    Associate/ Project Manager

    T +45 33 45 05 94
    M +45 30 51 32 91
    E [email protected]

    Pim IJsendoorn joined Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects in 2011. Pim is a very experienced project manager and architectural technologist, driven by the ambition to combine architectural, technical, legal, and financial constraints into a realized project. He has an extensive national and international portfolio in residential, public, healthcare, education. and hospitality projects.

    Pim is especially skilled in coordination within the design team, being a knowledgeable and respected partner amongst engineers and local architect-of-record. He is skilled in
    both conceptual design and technical design and thus ideally suited to ensure that the design intent is carried through in the built project. He is one of SHL’s most experienced (technical) project managers, a skill he brings into all the projects he works on.

  • Qi Zhao
    Architect Assistant

    T +86 21 3325 3311
    E [email protected]

  • Rebecca Wu
    Office Manager

    T +86 21 3325 3318
    E [email protected]

  • René Frandsen
    Architect

    T +45 33 45 04 63
    E [email protected]

  • René Nedergaard
    Associate Partner/ Senior Project Architect

    T +45 33 45 05 18
    E [email protected]

    René Nedergaard joined Schmidt Hammer Lassen 15 years ago and works globally on projects of all scales. He is often drawn to masterplan projects and those with urban design elements that explore the local context and the impact of a project at city scale.

    Educated in England and graduating from Bartlett School of Architecture Dipl. Arch and University of East London BSc (Hons), René has worked as an architect in the United Kingdom and Denmark with a focus on large-scale mixed-use projects and neighborhood planning. He approaches his work through the lens of sustainability, leading a projects through all phases, from creative vision to realization.

    He has extensive experience in the academic world having taught at the University of East London, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, and the Danish Technical University.

  • Rodrigo Jose Cid
    Architectural Technologist Student Worker

    T +45 78 74 48 84
    E [email protected]

  • Sanne Wall-Gremstrup
    Partner/ Managing Director

    T +45 78 74 48 66
    M +45 20 92 48 38
    E [email protected]

    Sanne Wall-Gremstrup is an international leader known for balancing high caliber creative output with financial performance. She brings a mix of vast leadership experience and strong change management, professional services, and marketing skills to the firm.

    Sanne has spent more than 15 years as a chief executive officer, having served in the role at a global marketing services company and a commercial publishing foundation. She also has extensive experience serving as a board member and executive board chairperson over the past 20 years for organizations that include a global architectural firm, a Danish communications agency, and start-up companies.

    With her sharp strategic approach and clear vision for future growth, she oversees the business performance and strategic development of Schmidt Hammer Lassen, and maintains the firm’s position as one of Scandinavia’s leading international architectural studios.

  • Sara S. Moukhaiber
    Architectural Technologist Student Worker

    T +45 78 74 48 89
    E [email protected]

  • Sara Wilson Nissan
    HR Student Worker

    T +45 78 74 49 55
    E [email protected]

  • Simon Enevoldsen
    Architectural Technologist

    T +45 87 32 52 27
    E [email protected]

  • Simon Hjalmar Persson
    Senior Associate/ Senior Architect

    T +86 21 3325 3332
    E [email protected]

  • Søren Arentsen
    Associate/ Project Architect

    T +45 33 45 04 92
    E [email protected]

  • Søren Hyllekvist
    Head of Finance

    T +45 33 45 04 70
    E [email protected]

  • Steffen Jensen
    Architectural Technologist

    T +45 78 74 49 49
    E [email protected]

  • Stinne Ingemann Henriksen
    Marketing Assistant

    T +45 78 74 48 96
    E [email protected]

  • Susanne Schou
    Office Manager

    T +45 33 45 05 28
    E [email protected]

  • Sveinung Chercka-Simonsen
    Associate/ Project Architect

    T +45 33 45 05 90
    E [email protected]

  • Sven Einarsson
    Architectural Technologist

    T +45 33 45 04 93
    E [email protected]

     

  • Teodora Kolchagova
    Communications Officer

    T +45 33 45 04 77
    E [email protected]

  • Tiago Pereira
    Partner

    T +45 33 45 05 88
    E [email protected]

    Born and educated in Lisbon, Portugal, Tiago brought his international experience working in Holland, Portugal, and Spain to Schmidt Hammer Lassen in 2006. He has lead international competitions and design commissions as the strategic leader of the Concept Development department in Copenhagen for more than 10 years. Fluent in four languages, he continues to drive the design process on large-scale assignments worldwide through strategic, evidence-based approaches and holistic design concepts.

    During his tenure, Tiago has worked extensively on mixed-use commercial and multi-tenant office design among other typologies, including hospitality and cultural projects. With his extensive global expertise, Tiago has a masterful ability to apply intercultural exchange values to the diversity of his projects.

    He currently chairs the Digital Practice Committee, which oversees Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s research and innovation initiatives, and actively mentors the firm’s burgeoning talent.

  • Tue Nørskov-Lauritsen
    Senior Architect

    +45 78 74 48 44
    M +45 31 12 57 01
    E [email protected]

  • Vegar Askland
    Architectural Technologist

    +45 78 74 48 29
    E [email protected]

  • Vytautas Eglinskas
    Architectural Technologist Intern

    T  +45 33 45 05 04
    E [email protected]

  • Xiao Sun
    Architect Assistant

    T +86 21 3325 3340
    E [email protected]

  • Zahra Rezaei
    Architectural Intern

    T +45 78 74 48 91
    E [email protected]

  • Zahra Sadat Khademi
    Architectural Technologist Student Worker

    T +45 78 74 48 87
    E [email protected]

  • Zhao Wu
    Architect Assistant

    T +86 21 3325 3328ext=625
    E [email protected]

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