Lajta, unknown architect at the onset of his career that he was, won third prize at the competition for the plans of the synagogue of the Budapest district of Lipótváros in 1899.
Lajta’s first plan that did actually become constructed was the shop of music publishers Ferenc and Mór Bárd on the ground floor of the recently extended Dreher palace at 4, Kossuth Lajos Street.
The Metropolitan Council of Public Works launched an architectural competition to design the surroundings of the St Gellért statue (including the hillside footpaths) to be placed on the eastern slo
, 1902 (2nd prize)|Budapest, Kerepesi cemetery|(with the sculptors Ede Telcs and István Tóth)
"Leitersdorfer Béla magyaros terveinek [...] alaprajza rendkívül mód hasonlít a Sándy-Foerkéhez. Pécsi megvett művének felülvilágítós alaprajzi elrendezése szintén a legjobbak közül való.
, 1902 and 1903|Budapest, V. Vörösmarty tér|(1902: with János Horvay; 1903: with József Róna, 2nd prize)
The first commissions Béla Lajta got from the Leitersdorfer family were for smaller jobs like conversions and extensions.
, 1902|Pozsony (today Bratislava)|(together with the architect Ödön Lechner)
, around 1902|Budapest, VII. Erzsébet körút 9–11.|(together with the architect Ödön Lechner)
The manor-house of Sándor Klein in Szirma, whose plans Lajta worked on jointly with Ödön Lechner around 1902-1903 was the opus magnum of his ’lechnerian period’, along with the firefighters’ headqu
, 1903|Budapest, I. Szent György tér|(with Ödön Lechner and the sculptor József Róna)
This building, which he planned entirely on his own in 1903, is one of the most important works dating from Lajta’s ’lechnerian period’.
, 1903 (1st prize)|Budapest, X. Kozma utca.|