Sam comes from a long line of architects, artists, and builders, and he is proud to carry on the family tradition of creating beautiful things that enhance people’s lives. Growing up around creative people, he caught the bug early, and by the time he was ready to go to college, he had no doubt as to what he wanted to do with his life.
Combining an affinity for elegant, beautiful, functional design and a strong Midwestern work ethic, Sam pursued his dream with enthusiasm and passion. After earning a degree in architecture from the University of Minnesota in 2005, he went to work for an award-winning design / build / construction company, cutting his teeth on new custom-home projects, remodels, and additions.
In 2008, Sam set out for California, where he earned his Master’s degree from San Diego’s prestigious New School of Architecture and Design, and then launched his own architectural design studio, sk7. Under Sam’s leadership, sk7 has become one of Southern California’s premier residential architecture firms, helping clients realize their dreams of living in beautiful, highly functional homes.
sk7 specializes in projects ranging from extensive additions and remodels to new custom high-end homes. It’s been an inspiring journey of learning, practicing, and executing outstanding work, and we look forward to helping create the home of your dreams.