ELS architects is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.  The practice focuses mainly on luxury residential pro​jects.

The ethos of the practice is to create beautifully crafted buildings,  which meet the client's needs and budget, and which interact sympathetically with both the physical and the social environment. 

The company was launched in 2007 by Carolien Els, who completed her studies at the University of Cambridge and is registered with the Royal Institute of British Architects,  the Architect’s Registration Board and the South African Council for the Architectural Profession.


After graduating in 1998, Carolien worked in the UK for 8 years.  During that time, she specialised in masterplanning, large scale PFI projects, and pharmaceutical research facilities.  She was also involved in numerous projects for the University of Cambridge.
With nearly 20 years of experience, we have carried out projects in the following sectors:

Space planning
Clean room environments


Carolien Els



get in touch

081 437 1293

16 St Andrews Rd . Glenadrienne . Sandton



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