Samantha graduated in 2017 from The University of Edinburgh with a Distinction in Masters of Architecture. Her projects at university were highly commended and received several prizes. Samantha was awarded the Sir James Dunbar-Naismith Prize for academic excellence, creative talent and a love of architecture. Her final thesis explored the economic crisis in Athens and proposed an architectural intervention that sought to increase production in the city. The project was nominated for the 3D Reid Prize for maturity of thinking, clearly communicating ideas, strength of concept and technical understanding. Her work also received nomination for the Tamayouz International Award for Excellence in Architecture. Samantha’s Part 1 experience in practice included residential new-builds, student accommodation, banking and the restoration of historic buildings. More recently she was involved in the Princes Street Ross Pavilion International Design Competition and she played a key role in various projects for the Architecture Fringe 2017. Her present goal is to complete her Part 3 Chartership exams.
Samantha is passionate about health and fitness and enjoys running, attending the gym and she especially loves long walks with her family and golden retrievers. Samantha loves to travel - recently exploring Thailand - and enjoys city breaks.