Sam has always enjoyed building things and some of his earliest memories are of working and tinkering in his grandfather’s woodshop. When he was young, he and his brother attempted to build an airplane out of 2x4’s – needless to say, it didn’t fly, but it was a formative experience in taking risks and being willing to tackle big ideas head-on. His interest in architecture first reared its head when he began traveling outside his home state of Missouri where he says, “it’s very bland.”
Sam originally studied pre-med and engineering in school. One semester, while looking for an ‘easy A’ to add to his class schedule, he discovered Arch. 101. His professor was so passionate that his love for architecture was rekindled and he switched his major without hesitation. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from the University of Texas, Sam pursued his Master of Architecture from the Pratt Institute in New York.
At Weber Thompson, Sam works in the High Rise Design Studio as a Project Coordinator. He’s currently contributing to a high rise in the Denny Triangle neighborhood, and works collaboratively with the team to tackle issues well before they arise. Additionally, he’s a valued team member for his attention to detail and direct communication style.
When not at work Sam can be found cooking, mountain biking, sailing, woodworking, furniture building, or spending time with his wife and three children at their home on Bainbridge Island.
Master of Architecture
Pratt Institute in New York
Bachelor of Arts in Geography
University of Texas