our history

Landow and Landow Architects is an award winning architectural and interiors firm originally founded in 1922 by Abraham Landow, who was joined in 1960 by his son Lloyd J. Landow. Now led by its third generation principals, Robin Landow Levitin, Marc J. Landow, and Glen J. Landow, the firm continues to build on its reputation for creativity, innovation, superior personal service, and a businesslike approach that respects clients’ long-term goals, time considerations, and budgets.

Abraham Landow received his degree in architecture from The Cooper Union in 1922. Upon Graduation, he found the major architectural firms too busy to train recent graduates. He was fortunate in finding a mentor, and within a year’s time had opened his own firm, specializing in residential work. By 1926, he had already completed several six-story apartment houses in Brooklyn and developed a very successful practice involving multi-family residential work, institutional buildings, and townhouses. He maintained offices first in Brooklyn and then moved to Manhattan. In 1947, he relocated his offices to Long Island, where he expanded the practice to include commercial and industrial buildings.

Lloyd J. Landow received his Architectural Degree from the Graduate School of Architecture of the University of Pennsylvania in 1961. He then joined his father in practice and in 1965, the firm became known as Landow and Landow Architects. Under his leadership, the firm grew in size and took on larger scale projects of increasing complexity. The firm’s breadth of work began to include multi-million dollar healthcare, commercial, and community buildings. Recognized for his unique ability to solve highly difficult planning challenges, he received numerous honors for his work. As an expert in the field of healthcare architecture, he was appointed to the prestigious National Hospital and Healthcare Facilities Guidelines Committee and served as Chairman of the Nursing Home Sub-Committee of the New York State Department of Health’s Construction Standards Advisory Group (CSAG) and as a member of its Steering Committee.