ELA is a European architectural firm founded in 1999 by Archiprix-prize-winner Emiel Lamers. With his office he has worked in Rotterdam, Budapest, Paris, Ljubljana and since September 2013, in Amsterdam. These experiences give ELA specific architectural expertise in both Western and Eastern Europe.
ELA is involved in the design and realization of office buildings, private homes, factories, interiors and renovations. Since 2004 Lamers has written more than 130 articles as correspondent for the Dutch A10 magazine on new European architectures. He also writes about Hungarian architecture for the Slovenian magazine Piranesi. ELA works as curator for exhibitions and events related to Dutch and Hungarian architectures. Lamers regularly lectures on European architecture at various schools and conferences throughout Europe.
ELA has just finished working on the realization of an international competition for a pavilion in the north of Amsterdam. He is also currently at work on the realization of a weaving and knitting factory in France and on a book about 'Contemporary Architecture in Hungary', which will appear at the end of 2014.