LOUISA SCHMOLKE (Scottish, b. 1994)


Scottish Architectural Designer, Illustrator and Artist based in London. 

Louisa works as an Artist at Foster + Partners and resides in London. She is running her business in the evenings and weekends and will resume commissions in September. In 2021 she has worked with Top Gear, BBC,  Cupra, House & Garden, Free People and many more. 

After graduating with a Masters in Architecture from the University of Dundee in 2018, Louisa pursued a career in architecture until 2020. Having always been interested in the artistic facets of graphics and presentation styles within her degree, she has moved toward a vibrant palette which is far more expressive of her personality and tastes. 

In March 2020 Louisa was ready to move to New York City to pursue a career in architecture, but due to the UK Lockdown she was no longer able to leave. Through her Instagram platform, Louisa was able to reach a wider audience and has since become an International Artist with worldwide clientele, creating bespoke commissions around the world. 


Having a background in architecture has meant her practice varies from architectural illustrations and urban sketches, to more recently, a series of colourful abstract acrylic paintings.


Louisa creates contemporary art commissions which are tailored to each customer and their home which results in a piece which is entirely unique to them. 


TOP GEAR X LOUISA SCHMOLKE for Cupra Formentor Advert (2021)


BBC Top Gear Magazine May Feature (2021)

House & Garden Magazine August Feature (2021)

In Her Studio Magazine June Feature (2021)


Royal Scottish Academy New Contemporaries Medal for Architecture (2019) 

Dundee Institute of Architects Award for Best Final Year Student (2018)

RIAS Nominated for the Rowand Anderson Silver Medal (2018)

Kelvingrove Young Artist's Silver Medal 

Craft Magazine Front Cover First Prize for Scotland 

Publication of 3 portraits in the Times Educational Supplement


Royal Scottish Academy New Contemporaries (2019 - 6 weeks)

Architecture and Design Scotland and RIAS Lighthouse Exhibition (2018 - 4 weeks)