Ellen van Loon

Ellen van Loon joined OMA in 1998 and became Partner in 2002. She has led award-winning building projects that combine sophisticated design with precise execution.

Recently completed projects led by Ellen include Aviva Studios (home of Factory International) in Manchester (2023); the exhibitions Beyond the Surface and Monumental Wonders for SolidNature in Milan (2022-23), the shop-in-shops for Jacquemus at Selfridges and Harvey Nichols in London and Galeries Lafayette in Paris (2022); the temporary store for Tiffany & Co. on Avenue Montaigne in Paris and showroom in Doha (2022-23); the Bvlgari Fine Jewelry Show (2021); Brighton College (2020); BLOX / DAC in Copenhagen (2018); Rijnstraat 8 in The Hague (2017) and Lab City CentraleSupélec (2017).

Other projects in Ellen’s portfolio include Fondation Galeries Lafayette (2018) in Paris; Qatar National Library (2017); Amsterdam’s G-Star Raw Headquarters (2014); De Rotterdam, the largest building in the Netherlands (2013); CCTV Headquarters in Beijing (2012); New Court Rothschild Bank in London (2011); Maggie's Centre in Glasgow (2011); Casa da Musica in Porto (2005) – winner of the 2007 RIBA Award; and the Dutch Embassy in Berlin (2003) – winner of the European Union Mies van der Rohe Award in 2005.

Ellen is currently working on Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) Berlin – Europe’s biggest department store; Lamarr, a new department store in Vienna; the Palais de Justice de Lille; and Les Galets, a new development in Montpellier.