Discipline: Architecture

Hilary Sample

Discipline: Architecture
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2006

Hilary Sample is an associate professor at Columbia GSAPP, where she coordinates the Core Architecture Studios and Core III Housing Studios. She is an architect and principal of MOS Architects, which she co-founded with Michael Meredith in 2003. An internationally recognized architectural practice, MOS was the recipient of the 2015 Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum National Design Award in Architecture, the 2010 American Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Award, and the 2008 Architectural League of New York Emerging Voices Award. Recent and forthcoming publications, both products of and surveys on MOS’s work, include Everything All at Once: The Software, Film, and Architecture of MOS (Princeton Architectural Press, 2013); MOS: Selected Works (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016); El Croquis No. 184 (El Croquis, 2016); A Situation Constructed From Loose and Overlapping Social and Architectural Aggregates (AADR, 2016); An Incomplete Encyclopedia of Scale Figures Without Architecture (GSAPP Books, 2016); and an A+U monograph (forthcoming, 2017). Her other writings on architecture, design, and health have been published in Praxis, Log, and Harvard Design Magazine.

Portrait by Kevin Allen



Hilary Sample worked in the Adams studio.

Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early renovation of the main hall. The studio’s structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in…

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