Sam’s approach prioritizes balance between design and technical execution, with a commitment to creative problem-solving and sustainable solutions. His background in engineering and construction was instrumental in the creation of LMN Tech Studio, a multidisciplinary research and development lab that is nationally recognized for advancing design and fabrication technology. Sam earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and a Master of Architecture from the University of Washington, and worked as a carpenter, engineer and contractor before transitioning to architecture and joining LMN in 2000.
Sam embodies LMN’s commitment to architecture as an agent for enriching public life and has led many of the firm’s most impactful civic, cultural and educational work. Some of Sam’s representative projects include the Voxman Music Building at the University of Iowa, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle Central Library, Seattle Asian Art Museum and the City College of San Francisco Performing Arts Center.