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Chris Lapp, AIA

Claude C. Lapp Architects, LLC

11820 Parklawn Drive, Suite 100





“A Top Vote Getter,” Best Architect, Bethesda Magazine’s Best of Bethesda Readers Poll, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019; Best of, 2014 to 2019

What kinds of projects do you really love working on?

I enjoy working on all sorts of projects, but I cut my teeth on traditional architecture. There’s something soothing for me about detailing entryways, wainscoting, fireplaces, ceilings and built-ins. Seeing those drawings come to life always puts a smile on my face and reminds me of why I fell in love with this profession.

I really enjoy working closely with clients to design and build their dream home, then see it come to life. From walking the lot, selecting trim packages and attending the housewarming party, you really get to see a homeowner take pride in their investment.

Over my 40 years as an architect, I’ve noticed that clients who take a bigger role in their build are often the happiest. Every project is a team effort, comprised of a dedicated group of engineers, builders, designers and eager homeowners.

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