Our Philosophy

At Studio Laan, we believe that good design and green design are one and the same, and that both make good business sense. Our best clients are those who push us to pursue innovative and sustainable design strategies, which meet their unique needs.  We constantly strive to demonstrate that outstanding design should always be expected, regardless of budget.
Our design solutions emerge from a rational process of problem solving and examine all
facets of each particular issue, before arriving at a strategy which contributes value on multiple levels. By partnering with all stakeholders involved in a project, we place our clients’ goals as the driving force behind the project, and build the foundation for successful, long-term client relationships. We believe in the power of outstanding design to better the lives of those it touches, regardless of whether they are conscious users of the facility or item in question or not.
Outstanding design questions assumptions, abhors waste, encourages social interaction and promotes a sustainable future. We believe the best solution is derived after evaluating precedent and tradition and offers a progressive vision, based on a critical re-assessment of present and future function and values.

Who We Are

Chiara Lalla AIA LEED AP
Inspired by a shared interest in sustainable design and beautiful, welcoming spaces, Chiara established Studio Laan in 2009 with partner Philip. She brings to her practice a detail-oriented approach to design, developed over two decades of professional experience working on a range of projects from large scale commercial and institutional buildings, to private homes and industrial design.  Chiara brings the passion for design from her native Italy to each project she undertakes, seeking to create spaces or objects that improve the quality of life of those who experience them.  Chiara’s leadership and communication skills have earned her the respect of her many clients and collaborators throughout her career.

Philip B. Anderson AIA NCARB LEED AP
A passion for clean, functional design, coupled with a deep commitment to social and environmental responsibility has guided Philip’s professional career from the start. His success has grown out of his ability to contribute to teams and partnerships through clear communication, critical thinking, and inventive creativity. Whether at the conceptual level, project development or into construction, attention to detail and a desire to engage clients and collaborators in an ongoing dialogue are hallmarks of Philip’s individual style.