Sam believes that the practice of architecture is about finding the balance between the history that informs the site and the people who use it. He enjoys forging a personal connection with his clients to best understand how a building will function over its lifespan. Sam likes drawing by hand to visualize projects and communicate ideas, and believes that sketch concept drawings express the spirit and potential of a design concept.
Sam is responsible for a wide range of educational, religious and preservation projects. He has led the design of many of the firm’s award-winning projects, including the multi-phase renovation project for Temple Adath Israel’s well known Pietro Belluschi-designed synagogue, and renovations to Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church and Brown Hall at Princeton University. Other recent or current work includes projects at University of Pennsylvania, Bryn Mawr College, Franklin and Marshall College, Hamilton College, and Lafayette College.
Sam received a Bachelor of Arts in Design of the Environment and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania and is an assistant lecturer at Bryn Mawr College. He is a past recipient of AIA Philadelphia’s Young Architect Award and currently serves on the boards of the Philadelphia Art Alliance, the Youthbuild Philadelphia Charter School, and the Philadelphia Carpenter's Company Management Committee.