Sam Anderson

Sam Anderson

Chicago, IL, US

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I am an architectural designer. My work spans across residential design, historic preservation, custom furniture & millwork, design build, cabinetry, landscape design, research & writing.



zakrose, Chicago, IL, US, Fabricator + Installer

Built custom furniture and cabinetry projects for a wide range of clients. Worked all aspects of the fabrication projects from site measurements, prototyping, fabrication, and installation.

Jul 2018 - Sep 2019

Taliesin Preservation, Spring Green, Wisconsin, Preservation Coordinator

Contributed to preservation projects on Frank Lloyd Wright’s estate including the buildings, mechanical systems, landscapes, and artifact collection. Coordinated construction projects from historic research, conceptual design, construction documents, phasing, photographic documentation, and written reports.

Jan 2016 - Jun 2018

ROLU, Saint Paul, Minnesota, Design Intern

Assisted in design and fabrication of landscape and furniture construction projects. Conducted research and writing for the studio’s blog focused on landscape architecture & urban design.

Aug 2014 - Aug 2015

Annie's Parlour, Minneapolis, MN, Restaurant Manager

Managed entire restaurant, staff, and customer relations while ensuring safe food practices were maintained. Reported weekly labor, sales, inventories, and food orders.

Jun 2013 - Sep 2014

Anderson Farms, Grygla, MN, US, Operator + Laborer

I grew up working on my family's farm and still take every opportunity to return home and help out when possible; operating machinery, maintaining equipment, buildings, grounds, and everything in between.

May 2005 - Aug 2010


University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2009 - Dec 2013

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