Sam graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2005 and went on to complete his Post Graduate Diploma in Architectural Practice at RIBA North-West. He also recently earned a Distinction in an MSc in ‘Disaster Mitigation and Reconstruction’ at the University of Salford.
Sam has wide and various experience. Starting at WCP Architects in Bury St. Edmunds he worked on listed and historic buildings, developing sensitive designs to bring new life to older buildings.
From there he has gone on to work on community, education, urban-masterplanning, and residential projects at HPA and Mason Gillibrand Architects.
This has included work for LUSU, Growing Well, Abbeyfield, The Bendrigg Trust, Runshaw College, Young Cumbria and many private houses.
Sam is driven to bring human-scale, enjoyable spaces to buildings. Focusing on understated spaces where the composition of a few well-chosen materials and the use of light are key to creating a backdrop for the use within. He believes that great design can bring real improvements to people’s lives and businesses; and through an holistic approach can create sustainable, low whole-life cost buildings that can put a smile on your face.
Sam believes in involving and collaborating with people who will make the design and building better. By partnering with the right people and working to bring out their ideas and best work Sam believes designs grow in quality and character whilst reducing risk, cost and delays.