Sam has six years of extensive experience with institutional and commercial projects with an emphasis on efficient design and innovative construction approaches. Exceptional skills: Designing structurally innovative & energy efficient building envelopes, establishing strong communication with consultants & contractors; meeting clients’ individual needs & managing client relationships, and administering & coordinating complex and challenging projects.
Significant projects include: Academy of the Holy Names Innovation Lab Renovation- April–June 2014 – Project Architect for $300,000 innovation laboratory from design development through construction completion. Responsible for the creation of all architectural construction documents, and all aspects of construction administration. | International School of Kazan – June–Present 2014 – Project Architect for multiphase, International School Campus design including the gut renovation of three existing buildings for the primary school wing (grades K-4) and the master planning of the administration and secondary school wings.
CCRI | Warwick, RI
2013 Certificate for Web Development utilizing Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 software.
2012 Certificate for Engineering Graphics utilizing SolidWorks CAD software.
RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN | Providence, RI
2004-2008Bachelors of Architecture and Bachelors of Fine Arts
Honors: Honorable Mention, RISD Department of Architecture Alumni Travel Award 2007. Published in Abstraction and Empathy: Designing from a Distance An Advanced studio at the Rhode Island School of Design, instructor Lynnette Widder, 2006
MERCERSBURG ACADEMY | Mercersburg, PA
2002-2003 Post-Graduate Studies
Honors: Cum Laude Society
THE WURKS PUBLIC EVENTS & PLANNING COMMITTEE | Volunteer: Assisted a communal artist collective in planning, building, fabricating, and funding facilities for public events.
DIRT PALACE PLANNING CONSULTANT | Volunteer: Assisted a non-profit women’s artist collective in planning a large scale renovation of the facade of their building.
RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN TUTOR | Volunteer: Organized and ran study sessions for ‘Statics & Strengths of Materials’, ‘Wood & Steel’, and ‘Concrete & Masonry’ classes at the RISD Architecture Department from 2009-2011.
WEST BROADWAY NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION | Volunteer: Helped sweep streets and sidewalks for the Armory district’s spring clean-up.
THE SAN ANTONIO FOOD BANK | Volunteer: Worked to help unload, organize, package, and reload donated food in response to Hurricane Katrina.
USO | Volunteer: Worked at the airport to serve the members of the military returning to duty at the end of holiday leave.