Arch. Erez Ella
Erez Ella was born in Jerusalem in 1971 and studied Architecture at the Tel Aviv University and the TU Delft in the Netherlands.
Erez founded HQ architects in Tel Aviv in 2008 after spending several years as an Associate at OMA, Rotterdam, and as Principal at REX, NY.
From Tel Aviv, Erez leads HQ Architects’ design work of more than 35 architects, executing projects in Israel and around the globe, various in scale and program. HQ Architects exhibit an expanding portfolio of work, including public spaces and urban infrastructure, a wide range of cultural and educational projects as well as offices, hotels and retail projects.
Recently, the practice’s ability to rethink and challenge conventions led it to be part of US-Israeli team for NASA challenge “Habitat on Mars” - a challenge to
￼establish a 3D printed habitat for future astronauts on Mars.
Erez’s involvement extends beyond the world of architectural design. He co- curated the Israeli Pavilion at the 2012 Venice Biennial of Architecture, and isthe co-editor in chief of the architectural book titled “Aircraft Carrier - American Ideas and Israeli Architectures after 1973” (Hajte Cantz, 2012).
In 2011, Erez established the ‘Mechanism of Design and Urbanism’ research unit at the Bezalel School of Architecture. Today he is leading and mentoring the 5th year students' graduation projects.
He is also a member of the ‘Jerusalem Season of Culture’ board of directors since 2012