SAM OSTROW, AIA, NCARB

Architect

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CONTACT

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, Carleton College
  • Master of Architecture, University of British Columbia

PRESENTATIONS

TEACHING

  • Norwich University: Guest Lecturer (Digital fabrication in theory and practice)
  • Middlebury College: J-Term Class – Craft of the Digital Age
  • University of British Columbia: T/A Land Use planning and site adaptive design studio

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Middlebury Planning Commission
  • Middlebury Community House: Board Member

SELECTED PROJECTS

REGISTRATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS

SAM OSTROW, AIA, NCARB

Architect

I am fascinated by the interaction of people and their environments. Through my practice as an architect I aim to create places, spaces, and forms that resonate within their existing contexts. Well-crafted places reflect a willingness to participate in the existing conditions – the existing patterns of geology, ecology, economy, and social interaction. When our built environment is imagined with care, and crafted with mindfully selected materials and construction methods, the quantitative and qualitative performance is enhanced. This creates resonance between social engagement, natural environments, and built environments that is the foundation of sustainable existence. I endeavor to work towards this resonant sustainability.

At home I experiment with patterns and spaces in my house and garden. My partner and I are renovating an 1830s farmhouse in downtown Middlebury, while reclaiming the small patch of land around it. My long-standing love of historic structures has more recently been enhanced with a passion for native plants and heirloom gardens.

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