About Landis Architects/Builders
Brothers Chris and Ethan Landis formed Landis Architects/Builders in 1990 to meet the growing needs of the Washington metropolitan area—from commercial construction contracting, space planning, and tenant fit out, to green office construction and more. This year, our family business is celebrating its 25th anniversary. One of the keys to our success is that both principals are knowledgeable in all aspects of the building process.
Ethan Landis earned a BA in Political Science from Swarthmore College and an MBA from George Washington University. He serves on the D.C. Mayor's Green Building Advisory council and is a member of D.C.'s Construction Codes Coordinating Board, an agency charged with updating building codes to meet present-day demands for more sustainable and safe construction. Ethan has managed both large and small renovation projects and worked with real estate brokers and developers.
Chris Landis is an architect licensed in Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, and New York, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). After graduating with an MA in architecture from Columbia University, he worked with Fortune 500 companies where he was responsible for the design and construction of office space in high-rise multi-use buildings. He has served on D.C.'s Historic Preservation Review Board and is past president of the DC Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.
In 2006, the company designed and constructed its own 20,000 square foot building in Takoma, D.C. The building's energy-saving features include a geothermal HVAC system and solar panels. Landis occupies the top floor, while local small businesses have suites on the first and second floors.