E/L Studio PLLC

Elizabeth Emerson, AIA | Mark Lawrence, AIA

Inspired by the conception and creation of beautiful things, E/L Studio faces every project as a unique challenge to reach innovative and thoughtful solutions. Architecture by Elizabeth Emerson and Mark Lawrence is anticipatory—fostering new relationships and growth, developing strategies that address the problems and potential posed by each project. They aspire to create architecture that is so rooted in the equality of its site that it is timeless.

Emerson and Lawrence have worked together since they were students and share a compatible design sensibility. As principals of E/L Studio, they take a holistic approach to their work; over the years they have developed hand-in-glove working methods, feeling that two sets of eyes and ideas inevitably enrich the design.

E/L Studio seeks clients who are receptive to new concepts and methods. The partners appreciate when clients seek them out after seeing completed projects with features that intrigue them. Their greatest reward is seeing a completed project that is happily and actively used. The firm recently won an AIA Chapter Award and a Washingtonian award for the Naylor Court Shop/House, pictured opposite.