Erica Chladová

Erica Chladová

Rotterdam, NL



Erica graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University in 2007. During her studies she spent three semesters off campus, in New York City, in Italy based in Rome and traveling throughout Western Europe. During summers she trained in various architectural offices in New York, London and Los Angeles. Developing an interest in prototypologies and hybrid buildings her Bachelor Thesis took her past the architectural scale, imagining a futuristic scenario of urban densification through the utilization and reprogramming of infrastructural elements and brownfield sites in her native Los Angeles.

After completing her undergraduate degree Erica spent a year working in London on residential and hotel projects and two years working in Los Angeles, on projects of all scales, predominantly residential and educational. She was part of teams on several competitions with sites around the world as well as an invited proposal for the "Uneternal City" exhibit for the 2008 Venice Biennale. Seeing an opportunity for strengthening her qualifications and expanding upon her design interests she returned to Europe and completed the MSc Landscape Architecture progamme at the Technical University in Delft, The Netherlands in 2014. Her graduate thesis entitled 'Limburg Dross: Future Spatial Forms of Industrial Productive Landscapes' explored the potential spatial impacts of the sustainable energy transition goals of 2050 on the landscape and was a finalist in the worldwide Urban SOS student competition.

After working for several prominent Dutch studios she now runs her own practice - LMNL office - in Rotterdam, with Robert van der Pol, and is a registered Architect and Landscape Architect in The Netherlands. LMNL focuses on developing and delivering sustainable buildings, using local materials and based in wood construction, both mass timber and timber frame, as well as sustainable renovations of existing structures. LMNL also works across the field of landscape on public space and garden design. LMNL's work takes careful consideration of the fundamental elements of nature, light and air, and focuses on how design can make more pleasant, livable spaces for the future.


LMNL office for architecture and landscape, Rotterdam, NL // Oisterwijk, NL, Founder, Architect & Landscape Architect

Apr 2014 - current

ZUS [Zones Urbaines Sensibles] b.v., Rotterdam, NL, Senior Architect & Landscape Architect

Sep 2016 - Jun 2019

LOLA Landscape Architects, Rotterdam, NL, Architect & Landscape Architect

Feb 2012 - Sep 2016

ARCHRIOT, Rotterdam, NL, Partner

Jun 2010 - Aug 2012

Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Santa Monica, CA, Architectural Designer

Jan 2008 - Jul 2010

Dexter Moren Associates, London, UK, Part II Architectural Assistant

Oct 2008 - Oct 2009


Delft University of Technology, Masters, MSc Landscape Architecture

Aug 2010 - Jul 2014

Cornell University, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Aug 2003 - Dec 2007


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