Studio Laan, PLLC was founded in 2009 by architects Philip B. Anderson and Chiara Lalla. We set out to deliver innovative design solutions from micro to macro scale, which are responsive to the needs of both the client and the end user, aesthetically appealing and which promote sustainability through a responsible use of current and future resources. We offer full architectural services, industrial design and sustainability analysis and consulting. Our modern design sensibility, honed by years of practice and study in Rome, Miami and Washington, DC, gives us a different and unique perspective on the aesthetic representation of socially and environmentally responsible construction. 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 innovatve 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 solutons emerge from a rational process of problem solving and examine all facets of each partcular issue, before arriving at a strategy which contributes value on multple 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 afer evaluating precedent and tradition and offers a progressive vision, based on a critical re-assessment of present and future function and values. As a small design firm located in Washington, DC, Studio Laan is dedicated to providing excellent client service. Every project is led by a principal, and we are always available for unscheduled project consultation. One of our greatest assets is the institutional knowledge we have garnered in our decades of professional practice here in the District of Columbia, and in particular our and our consultants’ relationships with officials and agencies who impact approvals and entitlements. During the proposal stage, we assemble a complete prospective design team with an extensive history of collaboration. We believe this enables us to provide professional resources on very short notice, and allows us the flexibility to tailor our services to each unique project.
Philip B. Anderson​
Chiara Lalla