Blake Lander is the Principal of Harris & Sloan’s Southern California office. Blake joined the firm in 2016 and brings expertise in forensic engineering as well as a lengthy resume of residential design and consulting work. His professional background is uncommonly diverse and includes roles as a contractor, a forensic engineer, and an engineering consultant. Blake also managed a $23 million research and development program for one of the nation’s top residential builders aimed at improving engineering practices, reducing defect litigation, and creating more effective construction practices.
As the leader of Southern California office, Blake manages both the firm’s Forensic Engineering department and the Southern California operations. The wealth of knowledge accumulated over his professional career helps him to evaluate forensics claims from the viewpoint of the builder, the owner, the engineer, and every party between. His work on forensic investigations likewise informs his mentorship of the Southern California design team, as he leads his group to provide technically sound, efficient, and constructible construction documents.
Bachelor of Science, Architectural Engineering
California Polytechnic State University, San Louis Obispo
Licensed Civil Engineer – CA, TX, LF, AZ, NV, NC, SC, MN, CO, OR
Licensed Contractor – CA (#759285)