Architecture Lecture Series: Hilary Sample, MOS
"HOUSING, HOUSES, SCHOOLS, GARDENS, COURTYARDS,..."
MOS is a New York–based architecture studio founded by principals Hilary Sample and Michael
Meredith in 2007. Working across North and South America, Europe, and Asia, their
architecture and design projects include private residences, housing, masterplanning,
educational institutions, collaborative art installations, exhibition design, gallery spaces, cultural buildings, interactive work spaces, co-working spaces, and furniture. MOS was the recipient of the 2020 USA Artist Award, the 2015 Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum National Design Award in Architecture, and the 2010 American Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Award, and The Architectural League Emerging Voices in 2008. MOS has completed projects with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim Bilbao, MoMA, The Canadian Centre for Architecture, Miami Design District, Chamber NYC, Krabbesholm Højskole.
Recent publications, products of and surveys on MOS’s work, include Everything All at Once
(Princeton Architectural Press, 2013); MOS: Selected Works (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016); El Croquis 184 (2016); Maintenance Architecture (MIT Press, 2016); A Situation Constructed … (AADR, 2016); 44 Low-resolution Houses (Princeton University, 2018); An Unfinished Encyclopedia of Scale Figures Without Architecture (MIT Press, 2019); Houses forSale (Corraini Edizioni/Canadian Centre for Architecture, 2019); Casa No. 1–17 (Libria, 2021); Vacant Spaces NY (Actar, 2021); and 2G 84: MOS (2022). Their publications are held in the special collections of Columbia University’s Butler Library and Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, as well as Harvard University Graduate School of Design’s Frances Loeb Library.
Recent work includes: Social Housing in Washington D.C.; House No. 10, a private residence in Upstate New York; an all-aluminum open-air school for children in Versailles, France; the Laboratorio de Vivienda, a 9-acre master plan and welcome center in Apan, Mexico; House No. 15 (House with Two Chimneys), part of a collaborative master plan for the Pulitzer Foundation;a solo exhibition at MANIERA in Brussels, Belgium; and ongoing affordable housing for MUVH in Paraguay, and Garden No.1 in New York City.