The Elizabetes Rezidence building was constructed by Jānis Frīdrihs Baumanis, founder of the national architecture. He was the first Latvian architect to obtain higher education at the Berlin Academy of Architecture and the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts. Baumanis designed around a hundred and fifty buildings, including the State Bank, the Riga District Court, the Riga Circus (formerly known as Salamonsky’s Circus) and a number of residential houses and public buildings. He also developed designs for 20 Orthodox churches.
The project owner for the building at Elizabetes iela 18 was the outstanding Latvian entrepreneur and philanthropist Kristaps Bergs. His name was given to the nearby 5-star luxury boutique hotel Bergs and also to the enclave of boutiques and gourmet restaurants Berga Bazars.