Landry Smith Architect is a conceptually driven office operating in architecture and urbanism. We approach projects from a broad cultural vantage, focusing our efforts in a direct manner on form, space, and their ultimate social potential. We are most interested in the opportunities afforded by precise decision making and the fundamentals of the architectural discipline to achieve maximum effect. This strategy aims to produce work that is at once essential and open ended.
Landry Smith (AIA, NCARB) grew up in Portland, Oregon. He received both his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Architecture from Princeton University where he was awarded the Tilton Prize in Fine Arts, the Irma Seitz Prize in Modern Art, the Butler Traveling Fellowship, and the Suzanne Kolarik Underwood Thesis Prize.
Prior to establishing Landry Smith Architect, he worked in New York City for Architecture Research Office, Guy Nordenson and Associates, Rafi Segal Architecture Urbanism, and Andrew Berman Architect. He played key roles in numerous high profile projects including: the South Galleries at MoMA PS1, the Barry X Ball Studio Complex, The National Opera Center, the Hillhouse Avenue Bridges at Yale University, and the Kitgum Peace Museum and Archive in Uganda. Landry also took part in both MoMA PS1 Architect-in-Residence Programs— Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfront (led by Architecture Research Office and dlandstudio) and Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream (led by Jeanne Gang). These visionary proposals were on exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2010 and 2012.
Landry has taught at Princeton University, Parsons School of Design, NJIT, and the University at Buffalo and has been a guest critic at numerous institutions including: Harvard, Columbia, Cornell, Penn, RISD, Carnegie Mellon, TU Dresden, the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, Portland State, and Pratt. From 2014 to 2019 he coordinated the first and second year core design studios at the University of Oregon in addition to leading numerous upper level undergraduate and graduate studios.
Landry is a member of the American Institute of Architects, NCARB Certified, and a Registered Architect in New York, Oregon, and Washington.
Past and Present: Ki Yeol Baek, Esther Hagenlocher, Ian Kaplan, Daniel Kendra, Harrison Moser, Louis Rosario, Kellen Thayer, Michael Tyre
Photography: Jeremy Bittermann, Naho Kubota
Programming: Ryan Niswonger