Sam Church

Sam Church

Lawrence, KS, US

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Sam is recent M.Arch graduate from the University of Kansas. They earned their B.S. Interior Design in May of '22, after graduating at the top of their class with a minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Sam is interested in the symbiotic, mutually-defining relationship that people have with the built environment, filtered through lenses such as class, race, neurodivergence, and gender.

Sam has conducted research on the effect of gendered spaces and the way they enforce ideas about the construction of gender expression. They were a co-presenter at the EDRA 2022: Health in All Design conference, where they shared their work on inclusive restrooms with their research team at Multistudio.

In March of 2024, Sam traveled to Vancouver, Canada, to present their research with Casey Franklin (University of Kansas) concerning trans* and gender-inclusive housing practices in higher education.

Sam is also passionate about class, race, and disability justice, public interest design, and serving marginalized communities in all of the work they do. They enjoy writing fiction, cooking and baking in their spare time, and taking long walks with their dog, Moose.



DLR Group, Overland Park, Intern

- Collaborated with team members to research inclusive design practices
- Developed guidelines for environments for neurodiverse learners
- Coded interviews and conducted research on holistic wellbeing practices in higher education settings
- Assisted in project pursuit and business development opportunities

May 2023 - Dec 2023

Multistudio, Lawrence, KS, US, Intern

- Designed and iterated floor plans for multiuser inclusive restroom design
- Researched inclusive restroom best practices
- Created presentation documents
- Co-presented on inclusive restrooms at EDRA 53: Health in All Design

May 2021 - Jul 2021


The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2023 - current

The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US, BArch, Interior Architecture

Aug 2018 - May 2022


Winning Portfolio, Award

KU School of Architecture M.Arch Portfolio Review 2023 - Winning Portfolio


Graduate with Highest Distinction + Graduation Student Speaker of Honor, Award

Graduate of the University of Kansas's Inaugural Interior Architecture class with Highest Distinction, Student of Honor Speaker at the University of Kansas' School of Architecture & Design 2022 Graduation Ceremony


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