KRIS HARRIS

Kris Harris is an architect and cannabis cultivation expert with decades of experience designing and operating cannabis facilities. Kris assists permitted entities in their cultivation and manufacturing operations and permittees with facility site selection, cannabis construction fit-outs, and operational processes.

Prior to his career in cannabis, Kris practiced architecture and building design with a specialization in pharmaceutical, science, and healthcare buildings. His focus was programming and space-planning institutional buildings and large-scale research laboratories and educational buildings. Collaborating on early-phase, design-to-win competition style proposals, then working directly with boards and committees through schematic design and design development. His client list includes George Washington University, University of Wisconsin, University of Pennsylvania, Muhlenberg College, and St. Mary’s College. Kris is a visionary who brings 25 years of experience in highly-technical buildings and controlled environment agriculture.

Over 10 years ago, early on the wave of cannabis legalization, Kris co-founded a multi-award winning cannabis company LitHouse. Based in Northern California, in the heart of the Emerald Triangle, Kris and his brother Allan were early pioneers in cannabis regulation. LitHouse owned and operated the first permitted indoor cannabis farms in the nation; governed under the 9.31 program in Mendocino County, California. Commonly known as the zip-tie program, LitHouse participated and lobbied early legalization efforts and track & trace policy thus becoming the foundational underpinning for the majority of early regulation in future legal states; CO, WA, OR, PA, and FL.

With over twenty HighTimes Cannabis Cups and Emerald Cup Awards, LitHouse grew into operating across 5 facility locations with over 55,000sf of combined flowering canopy and 50,000sf of manufacturing/processing across California and Nevada.

Licensure and Professional Certification

  • Registered Architect PA
  • LEED AP
  • NCARB

Education

  • Maharishi School 1995
  • Drexel University (BARCH) Magna Cum Laude

Areas of Expertise

  • Cannabis Facility Space Planning and Design
  • Cannabis Cultivation Operations

PHONE: (215) 277-1410

LOCATION

HISTORIC CHESTNUT HILL 

40 West Evergreen Avenue, Suite 104

Philadelphia, PA 19118

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