Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sam developed a love of architecture through the craftsmen houses and landscape integrated designs of his neighboring town, Berkeley California. Prior to moving to New Orleans, Sam studied environmental design at Berkeley and was an avid volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and Save Mt. Diablo, a land trust conservation organization dedicated to preserving lands around his hometown.
This love of craft, sustainability, and responsible development drove Sam to study architecture at Tulane University where he received a dual masters in architecture and sustainable real estate development. In addition to receiving the two masters degree, Sam interned with EskewDumezRipple for three semesters and received honors for his thesis, Approaching Net Zero: A Toolkit for Approaching Net Zero Energy within Affordable Multi-Family Housing in the Pacific Northwest.
Outside of architecture Sam is an avid woodworker and outdoorsman. On the weekends you can find him covered in sawdust in the wood shop, hiking, cooking or volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.