Sam began practice in London at FCBStudios in 2001 after completing his Masters’ degree in architecture at Yale University. His diverse background ranges from undergraduate study in European History and Classics to working as a joiner prior to formally studying architecture. While in the London, Sam worked on a broad range of award winning projects including large scale mixed use regeneration schemes, student housing, museums, secondary and third level education buildings, and masterplanning. His specialisms are in urban regeneration, mixed tenure housing and higher education.
Relocating to Belfast in 2011, Sam established the Belfast Studio to deliver Ulster University’s Belfast Campus. He now leads on a range of projects including higher education, office, masterplanning and residential schemes across the island of Ireland and Scotland. Sam is a member of Northern Ireland’s Ministerial Advisory Group on the Built Environment.