Our Story

For 31 years, Landis Architects/Builders has been one of the Washington DC area’s top design/build firms.

Founded by brothers Chris & Ethan Landis in 1990, Landis was created with a commitment to quality, service, and innovation. Over the years, much has changed as the firm has grown in both size and reputation, but our dedication to the original commitments remains the same.

Our Team

As a firm, we recognize that our people are what make us who we are. Every one of our team members is equally passionate about delivering quality design, craftmanship, and customer service.

Chris Landis
Co-Founder & Principal, AIA
Ethan Landis
Co-Founder & Principal, MBA, CR, LEED-AP
Andrew Kerr
Chief Operating Officer, MBA
Jeff Fox
Chief Financial Officer, CPA
Mary Holley
Director of Architecture
Kyle Landis
Director of Marketing & Team Leader
Erika Llanos
Director of Talent & Culture
Michael Gotthelf
Director of Estimating
Graham White
Director of Construction
Jess Balmes
Director of Operations Systems Improvement

Our Mission

Through excellence in design, customer service, building science, and a commitment to innovation, Landis seeks to provide an inspiring and empowering renovation process that is second to none. We pledge to create spaces where your family can thrive.

Our Core Values

1. Innovation

Cultivate and enable innovative and creative thoughts and actions. Create an environment where we challenge the daily status quo.

2. Quality

Continually challenge and redefine quality excellence. Ensure the highest standards of design and craftsmanship.

3. Humility

Excellence is achieved as a team. Recognize and cultivate the unique talents and strengths of others.


4. Communication

Communicate openly, honestly, and respectfully in a timely manner. Actively listen to others and respect their viewpoint. Facilitate open dialog and respond to ideas and feedback.

5. Integrity

Be transparent and honest in all interactions and treat everyone with respect and fairness.

6. Consistency

Properly equip our teams with the right tools and training to ensure that our processes are followed. Create,  cultivate and model a positive work environment.