Hilary Sample

Design Critic in Architecture

Hilary Sample is an architect, co-founder with Michael Meredith of MOS, an internationally recognized design office based in New York City, and professor at Columbia University GSAPP. MOS has built works of architecture in North America and Europe, with a focus on educational, cultural and arts institutions, collective housing and private residences, speculative urban plans, furniture, and objects.

Along with MOS, Hilary is the recipient of a National Design Award from the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt, a Global Holcim / LaFarge Award in Sustainable Construction, an AIA New York State Award for Excellence in Design, a Progressive Architecture Design Award, Emerging Voices from the Architecture League, a MoMA/ PS1 Young Architects Program Winner, and received the Architecture Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Recent and forthcoming international publications on MOS, both products of and surveys on the studio’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 184; A Situation Constructed from Loose and Overlapping Social and Architectural Aggregates (AADR, 2016); Maintenance Architecture (The MIT Press, 2016); An Unfinished Encyclopedia of Scale Figures Without Architecture (The MIT Press, 2018); and Houses for Sale, a children’s book jointly published by the Canadian Centre for Architecture and Corraini Edizioni. The firm’s work is held in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Yale Art Gallery, the Harvard Loeb Library Special Collections, and Columbia University Butler Special Collections.