Sam White

Samuel g. White FAIA, Leed AP


Samuel G. White has practiced architecture since 1974. His diverse portfolio of educational, institutional, and residential projects focuses on designs that introduce new interventions to historic settings in ways that both reinforce and reinterpret their contexts.

Mr. White’s recently completed work includes a new Net-Zero Energy dormitory for the Center for Development Economics at Williams College, expansion of Saint David’s School in New York City, restoration of the cast iron facades of 462 Broadway, and rehabilitation of the historic Bay Head Yacht Club in New Jersey. His previous projects include Poly Prep Lower School in Park Slope, Brooklyn, which was the first LEED-Certified school in New York City, the Dana Discovery Center on the Harlem Meer in Central Park and the adaptive reuse of Duane Library at Fordham University. 462 Broadway, Poly Prep Lower School and Duane Library have each been recipients of the prestigious Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award from the New York Landmarks Conservancy.

His current projects include the modernization of Stanford White’s Astor Courts in Rhinebeck, expansion of the Garden House at Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn, and renovations to Temple Israel on New York’s Upper East Side.

Mr. White is a National Academician and a trustee or advisor to a number of educational and arts organizations. From 2000 to 2012 he was an adjunct assistant professor of Fine Arts at New York University. He is the author of The Houses of McKim, Mead & White; McKim, Mead & White: The Masterworks; Stanford White: Architect; and Nice House. Mr. White lectures regularly to museum and preservation groups.