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Hilary Sample is an American architect, principal and co-founder of award winning architecture firm MOS Architects in New York City.


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Sample received a Master of Architecture with distinction from Princeton University (2003) and a Bachelor in Architecture from Syracuse University (1994).

Professional life

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With partner Michael Meredith, they founded MOS Architects in 2003. Sample and Meredith teach at Columbia University and Princeton University, respectively, and their academic research occurs in parallel to the real-world constraints and contingencies of practice, informing both. Recent projects include four studio buildings for the Krabbesholm Højskole campus, the Museum of Outdoor Arts Element House visitor center, the Floating House on Lake Huron, and the Lali Gurans Orphanage and Learning Center in Kathmandu, Nepal.


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MOS has been honored with numerous awards including: The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s National Design Award in Architecture in 2015, a 2014 Holcim Award, an Academy Award for Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Architectural League’s 2008 Emerging Voices Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grant and the P/A Award from Architect magazine.

Academic life

Sample is an Associate Professor, at Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Prior to joining Columbia University, Sample taught at Yale University, University at Buffalo, where she was awarded the Reyner Banham Teaching Fellowship, and the University of Toronto. In 2015, Sample and Meredith served as the Fitzhugh Scott MasterCrit Chairs in Design Excellence at UW Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning

Sample was a visiting scholar at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal. Her writings have been published in Harvard Design Magazine, Log, Praxis, and Metropolis. Her research focuses on the intersection of architecture, health, environments, technology, and design.


  • 2015 MOS: Selected Works, Michael Meredith, Hilary Sample, Princeton Architectural Press
  • 2012 Everything All at Once: The Software, Architecture, and Videos of MOS, Michael Meredith, Hilary Sample, Princeton Architectural Press
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