Sam holds a Master of Planning from Ryerson University and has worked and studied in cities across northeast Canada and the United States; Newport News Virginia, Halifax, Montreal and Toronto. Sam’s approach to planning is informed by a liberal arts background in cultural geography, photography, and design. Sam has a strong commitment to progressive planning and development. His master’s research focused on realizing the potential of marginal and underused sites in complex urban regions, drawing on case studies in Toronto, Berlin, and Detroit.
Prior to joining SvN Architects and Planners, Sam worked as a researcher for the Ryerson City Building Institute, investigating best practices in programing and cultural planning for civic museums, and as Special Assistant to Councilor Joe Cressy (Ward 20 - Trinity Spadina). Sam remains engaged within the community and is committed to advancing equity and representation within the planning profession.