LMNL office for architecture and landscape is a Rotterdam based studio founded in 2014 by Erica Chladová and Robert van der Pol. Erica (Architect and Landscape Architect) and Robert (Landscape Architect) met while completing their graduate studies at the Technical University Delft. Erica has worked all over the world – in London, Los Angeles, New York and Rotterdam – at award winning practices like Koning Eizenberg Architecture and LOLA Landscape Architects. Robert has worked previously as a Landscape Architect at the forward thinking design bureau ZUS (Zones Urbaines Sensibles). Combined they have over 15 years experience in design and project execution.

LMNL works on commissions, competitions, and research studies that bridge the fields of architecture and landscape. Our work seeks to merge the building and the environment, focusing on the liminal space between inside and outside. Sustainability is a priority for us – all our built projects feature sustainable, recycled and circular materials. We renovate and create buildings that are fully damp open and promote the best possible indoor air quality. Our landscapes take the changing climate into consideration and respond as needed.

We believe in designs where the built form and living landscape benefit from and interact seamlessly with one other. Landscape isn’t subordinate to the structure – the structure however, is secondary to its surroundings. Our goal is to design that interaction between architecture and its landscape to create more playful, powerful and liveable places with a look to the future.


Erica Chladová

Bachelor of Architecture : Cornell University US

MSc Landscape Architecture : TU Delft NL

Architect in the Netherlands: 1.121215.002

Landscape Architect in the Netherlands: 3.140701.002

Robert van der Pol

BSc Architecture : TU Delft NL

MSc Landscape Architecture : TU Delft NL

Landscape Architect in the Netherlands: 3.140801.001