Chris Landau is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia GSAPP, Principal of LANDAU Design+Technology, and author of Land Kit. He is an artist, designer, developer, and educator who utilizes technology to enhance design and visualization processes. His work includes modeling, visualization, animation, interaction design, and fabrication projects in a variety of design, and artistic disciplines.
Chris launched LANDAU in 2018, after leaving the OLIN landscape architecture studio after 11 years as Visualizer and Manager of Design Technology. His projects at OLIN included participation on Apple Park, Google Mountain View, Pier 26 in New York, the PHL Airport Gateway, National Desert Storm War Memorial, 11th St. Bridge Park in Washington, DC, the new Wanda Tower in Chicago, Presidio Gateway Competition in San Francisco, the Met Plaza in New York, Alexandria waterfront in Virginia, Dilworth Plaza, and 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. More recently LANDAU projects include videos for the LA River Master Plan, LA Zoo, Sherwood Engineers, Phyto, the City of Medford, MA, and the City of Aspen. LANDAU also creates tools for custom projects such as interactive engagement maps, massive art fabrications, and pet prosthetics.
With a BFA in Printmaking from the Cleveland Institute of Art and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art and Design from the University of Michigan, Landau has taught at Drexel, Moore College of Art, and the University of Pennsylvania.