Sam Choi

Sam Choi

New York, NY, US




Computer Lab Monitor, New York, NY, US, Monitor

Monitored The Cooper Union’s computer studio, helping students plot drawings and laser cut files as needed.

Sep 2013 - current

Cooper Union Saturday Program, New York, NY, US, Instructor

Developed the curricula for architectural education and taught a range of technical skills from hand drafting to independently conceptualizing and solving questions from a given design prompt to over 30 New York public high school students each week.

Sep 2013 - May 2016

Cooper Union Archive Office, New York, NY, US, Assistant

Digitized the student lecture series lecture tapes using Final Cut Pro.

Sep 2012 - Jan 2013


The Cooper Union, New York, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2011 - May 2016

Brent International School Manila, Manila, PH, High School, International Baccalaureate

Aug 2007 - May 2011


The William Cooper Mack Thesis Fellowship, Grant

The Thesis year affords each student in the School of Architecture the freedom to shape, in every sense, a project that stands as a culmination of the design sequence. Thesis students are encouraged to deeply examine personal as well as broad cultural, social and environmental concerns toward an architectural solution incorporating program, site, technologies and poetics. William Cooper Mack Thesis Fellowships are awarded each year to support primary research and inquiry in the development of significant and original thesis projects.

Received the grant to Travel to Kyoto to study and analyze the rock gardens such as The Ryoanji as part of the thesis research.


The Benjamin Menschel Fellowship, Grant

The Benjamin Menschel Fellowship Program to Support Creative Inquiry was endowed by a grant given to The Cooper Union by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation in 1994 to support work in the fields of art, architecture, design and engineering. This generous grant was intended to provide funding to exceptional students who propose scholarly, independent projects that will in some way provide a culmination to their educational endeavors at The Cooper Union. It is the hope of the Goldsmith Foundation that the students designated as Benjamin Menschel Fellows will be encouraged by their awards to complete bodies of artwork, develop scientific protocols, or otherwise further their intellectual investigations in a manner that will provide inspiration and illumination to the community as a whole.

Received the grant to travel to Yanbian, China to explore and film the life among the Joseonjok, descendants of Korean immigrants from the Korean War.


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