People & Culture

Part of a larger family

With more than 30 years of experience, Schmidt Hammer Lassen (SHL) is one of Scandinavia’s most recognised and award-winning architectural practices.

The studio was founded in Aarhus, Denmark, in 1986 by architects Morten Schmidt, Bjarne Hammer, and John F. Lassen.

SHL Shanghai studio

Working out of studios located in Copenhagen, Aarhus, and Shanghai, we provide urban planning and architectural design services all over the world, with a distinguished track record as designers of international high-profile architecture. We are deeply committed to the Nordic architectural traditions based on democracy, welfare, aesthetics, light, sustainability, and social responsibility.

Schmidt Hammer Lassen is known as both design-focused and client-focused; a firm that produces extraordinary designs and delivers them with extraordinary efficiency and detail. In 2018, SHL became part of Perkins&Will enabling us to maintain this critical part of our identity while having the support, technology, and reach of much larger organisation.

Through our shared collaborative platforms and management systems, our integrated delivery approach offers a single trading entity, combining design excellence with local presence and seamless delivery.

Digital Innovation & Research

Through the partnership with Perkins&Will, we gain access to a wider group of firms, researchers, and academia, that discover and apply new knowledge across the groups’ design professions. Besides our own Innovation & Digital Practice team that supports our projects both locally and internationally, we collaborate with a dedicated team working across all brands under the Perkins&Will umbrella, to ensure that the latest design technology innovations are applied to our interdisciplinary design process.

meet our talented team

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Join us

We are always looking for talented people with an international horizon and a visionary mindset to join our offices around the world.

People

Schmidt Hammer Lassen is shaped by the skilled and ambitious people who work across our studios. It is in our DNA to be studious and analytical, curious, and perceptive in working towards our shared goal of creating architecture and urban environments that tackle global issues of social, environmental, and economic sustainability. We educate and employ in-house experts in all major building certifications systems, and we value diversity – in opinion, cultural and professional backgrounds as well as in levels of expertise and experience.

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Sanne - portrait
Sanne Wall-Gremstrup
Partner / Managing Director
+45 20 92 48 38
SHL Kristian
Kristian Lars Ahlmark
Partner / Design Director Copenhagen
+45 70 20 19 00
SHL Elif
Elif Tinaztepe
Partner
+45 87 32 53 07
SHL Mads
Mads Kaltoft
Partner
+45 33 45 05 23
SHL Adriana
Adriana Martin Leoz
Architect
+45 78 74 48 34
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Amber Bowie
Associate/ Project Architect
+45 78 74 49 32
SHL 2 Ruiming
Amy Ruiming Song
Architect
+45 33 45 05 33
SHL Arvis
Arvis Brunavs
Architect
+45 33 45 04 85
SHL Asbjørn
Asbjørn Eriknauer
Architect
+45 33 45 04 69
SHL Blessing
Blessing Faith Dela Vega
Architectural Technologist
+45 33 45 05 08
SHL Camilla New
Camilla Wisborg
Architect
+45 78 74 48 36
SHL Carlotta
Carlotta Pellegrini
Architect
+45 33 45 05 00
SHL Caroline
Caroline Julia Monaghan
Communications & Business Development Coordinator
+45 33 45 05 27
SHL Celine
Celine Vo
Business Development Manager
+45 33 45 05 25
SHL 2 Christian
Christian Rovers
Project Architect
+45 33 45 05 15
SHL 2 Clara
Clara Gallo
Architect
+45 33 45 04 98
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Daniel Boba
Computational Designer
+45 78 74 48 85
SHL Dinil
Dinil Sathar
IT Service Manager
+45 78 74 48 99
SHL Eilish
Eilish Camplisson
Architect
+45 33 45 05 02
SHL 2 Elena
Elena Muñoz de Morales
Architect
+45 33 45 05 97
SHL Ellen
Ellen Berglund
UX Designer
+45 78 74 48 86
SHL 2 Enea
Enea Michelesio
Project Architect
+45 33 45 04 96
Enlai
Enlai Hooi
Senior Associate / Head of Innovation
+45 78 74 48 68
SHL Esben New
Esben Martinus Serup Jensen
Architect
+45 78 74 48 23
SHL Fanny
Fanny Lenoble
Senior Associate/ Head of Concept Design
+45 33 45 04 64
SHL Felipe
Felipe Gonzalez
Senior Architect
+45 33 45 05 29
SHL Gaia New
Gaia Cella
Associate / Project Architect
+45 78 74 48 01
SHL Haya
Haya Termanini
Architectural Technologist
+45 33 45 05 24
SHL Helena
Helena Jingyi Bjørn Christensen
Innovation & Sustainability Coordinator
+45 33 45 05 96
SHL Isabel
Isabel Lee
Architect
+45 33 45 04 81
SHL 2 Jingping
Jingping Lu
Architect
+45 33 45 04 62
SHL Joanna G New
Joanna Gasparski
Associate / Project Architect / DGNB-Consultant (urbanism)
+45 33 45 04 65
SHL Joanna Targo
Joanna Targowicz
Interior Architect
+45 33 45 04 82
SHL 2 Johan
Johan Rooijackers
Project Architect / DGNB Consultant (buildings)
+45 33 45 04 80
SHL 2 Julie
Julie Mark
Business Development Manager
+45 31 78 62 87
SHL Karolina
Karolina Pajnowska
Interior Architect
+45 33 45 05 10
SHL 2 Katrine
Katrine Buhl Schrøder
Office Assistant
+45 33 45 04 87
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Katrine Hesselballe
Student Worker
+45 33 45 04 77
SHL Kerstin
Kerstin Billenstein
Senior Architect
+45 33 45 05 92
SHL 2 Krysztof
Krzysztof Pedras
Architectural Technologist / BIM Manager
+45 78 74 48 27
SHL Lauren
Lauren Taylor-Heaton
Design Fabrication Manager
+45 33 45 05 14
SHL Lene
Lene Brydensholt
Accountant
+45 33 45 04 71
SHL 2 Lenka
Lenka Želibabková
Architectural Technologist
+45 78 74 48 26
SHL 2 Linnea
Linnea Freij
Architect
+45 33 45 04 94
SHL Lotte
Lotte Kaefer
Senior Project Architect / DGNB Consultant (buildings)
+45 33 45 05 22
SHL Luke
Luke Parker
Junior Architect, Model Builder
+45 33 45 05 05
SHL Majbritt
Majbritt Vendelbo
Human Resources Manager
+45 33 45 05 36
SHL Maria
Maria Kontopanteli
Architect
+45 33 45 05 08
SHL 2 Mark
Mark Bækkel
Architectural Technologist
+45 33 45 05 29
SHL Marta
Marta Niño Saco
Associate / Project Architect (maternity leave)
+45 33 45 05 35
SHL Martin
Martin McSherry
Architect
+45 33 45 05 20
SHL Masahiro
Masahiro Katsume
Associate Partner / Senior Project Manager
+45 33 45 05 03
SHL Mateusz New
Mateusz Binkowski
Architect
+45 78 74 48 94
SHL Mathias
Mathias Foulon
Project Manager / Architecture
+45 33 45 04 95
SHL Michael A
Michael Atzen
Senior Associate / Head of Business Development
+45 31 62 05 22
SHL 2 Michael G
Michael Gloudeman
Senior Associate / Senior Project Manager
+45 33 45 04 74
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Michael Mørk
Architectural Technologist
+4533450461
SHL Michael RT
Michael Roerup Thomsen
Project Manager / Architectural Technologist
+45 78 74 48 93
SHL Minck
Minck Simonis
Architect
+45 33 45 05 11
Nanna - portrait
Nanna Wohlfeldt
Senior Associate / Project Architect
+45 33 45 05 72
Nuno - portrait
Nuno Pereira Da Cruz
Associate Partner / Senior Project Architect
+45 20 78 71 47
SHL Oana
Oana Gorceag
Architectural Technologist
+45 33 35 05 07
SHL 2 Oswaldo
Oswaldo Domingo Hernandez Bueno
Student Worker
+45 33 45 05 99
SHL 2 Patrizia
Patricia Caldeira
Project Architect/ DGNB Consultant
+45 33 45 04 72
SHL Polina new
Polina Isyanyulova
Architect
+45 33 45 05 16
René - portrait
René Nedergaard
Associate Partner / Senior Project Architect
+45 33 45 05 18
Rene S - portrait
René Sælland
Architect
+45 33 45 04 63
SHL Robin
Robin Blum
Junior Architect
+45 33 45 05 04
Rodrigo - portrait
Rodrigo Jose Cid
Architectural Technologist / BIM Project Lead
+45 78 74 48 84
SHL Romila
Romila Faye Strub
Urban Project Lead
+45 33 45 04 97
SHL 2 Sara
Sara Moukhaiber
Architectural Technologist
+45 78744889
Severine - portrait
Severine Bogers
Architect
+45 33 45 04 79
Susanne - portrait
Susanne Schou
Office Manager
+45 33 45 05 28
Sveinung - portrait
Sveinung Chercka-Simonsen
Senior Associate / Project Architect
+45 33 45 05 90
Sybille - portrait
Sybille Buhl Karottki
Communications Manager
+45 61 38 40 36
Søren A - portrait
Søren Arentsen
Associate / Project Architect
+45 33 45 04 92
Soren Søren Hyllekvist - portrait
Søren Hyllekvist
Head of Finance
+45 33 45 04 70
SHL 2 Tamara
Tamara Kalantajevska
Head of Urbanism / Senior Associate
+45 33 45 04 76
SHL Tom New
Tom Hudson-Davies
Architect
+45 33 45 05 17
SHL Tomas New
Tomas Bueri
Architect
+45 33 45 05 13
Tue - portrait
Tue Nørskov-Lauritsen
Senior Architect
+45 31 12 57 01
SHL Vagn New
Vagn Borlund
Project Manager
+45 23 48 25 44
SHL Victor
Victor Wanderley Barbosa
Digital Practice Lead
+45 78 74 48 33
SHL Zuzanna
Zuzanna Czapla
Design Application Manager
+45 33 45 04 73

A culture of learning

Working with complex projects across many scales and typologies all over the world calls for an extraordinary level of knowledge, expertise, and creativity. Equally significant is the ability to approach each project through a curious and contextual lens. This involves analysing the existing urban fabric, embracing the perspectives and insights of present and future users, and immersing ourselves into the local culture and traditions. This all informs the creative process of creating places of great cultural resonance, rooted in the communities and environments that they serve.

Our staff across our studios stem from more than 30 different nationalities, and each member thus contributes with a unique set of skills and cultural and professional insights, which translates into the projects that we work on. Bringing in multiple perspectives generates a dynamic and diverse working environment, promoting social connectivity, inclusion, and a culture of learning.

To bring forward the best ideas, we promote a flat management structure that leaves room for everyone to be heard, regardless of their seniority and background.

SHL Njalsgade Copenhagen studio photo office

All our staff participate in and develop professional forums of knowledge sharing, contributing to nurturing our joint creativity and skill set. This includes training session on the latest technologies, seminars on sustainable food systems, water-colouring, and hand-sketching courses and much more. Through mentorship, we actively nurture talent throughout the organisation, creating opportunities for continuous growth for the individual, for project teams, and for Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects as a whole.


Sketch workshop drawing masahiro

Through morning swims in the harbour, our “SHL Days” study trips, annual summer, and Christmas parties as well as communal eating during lunch breaks, we encourage a culture of social connectivity. A workplace where people come not only to work but also to share meaningful moments and interaction with their colleagues.

SHL Days Oslo view
SHL Days Oslo swimming
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The partner group in our Copenhagen studio