Leadership Team

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 was responsible for the addition to Poly Prep’s Lower School in Park Slope, Brooklyn, which was the first LEED-Certified school in New York City and won a 2009 Lucy G. Moses award from the New York Landmarks Conservancy. His previous projects include the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, a new, multidisciplinary institution in Columbia University’s historic Casa Italiana, which won another Lucy G. Moses Award and was featured in Architectural Record’s annual education issue. His current projects include renovations and additions to Saint David’s School, to whom he has been a consulting architect for forty years, a nine-story mixed-use building adjacent to Congregation Shearith Israel’s Landmark synagogue, and a new residence in Sagaponack.

Mr. White is a National Academian 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.