Samuel Anderson studied psychology, art and philosophy at Harvard College, receiving his bachelor of arts cum laude in 1975. After a graduate fellowship at Sussex University, England and an internship at the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York, Mr. Anderson earned his professional architecture degree from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. He graduated first in his class and received the top awards for excellence in design, in structures, and for student leadership.
Early in his career Mr. Anderson worked for Smith Miller + Hawkinson Architects, focusing on fine residential projects in New York City. He then served Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects as project architect for the Stevenson Dining and Social Center at Oberlin College and the Busch-Reisinger Museum/Fine Arts Library at Harvard University.
Mr. Anderson established his professional practice as Anderson Kastner Architects in 1991 with Johannes Kastner-Lanjus. Since 1993, he has independently completed an array of projects for research, academic and cultural institutions including the Morgan Library & Museum, the Harvard University Library, the Museum of Modern Art and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Together with the talented staff at his firm, Mr. Anderson brings creative energy and sensitivity to clients in residential and commercial projects as well. Numerous projects have received LEED certification and other awards for design excellence, and have been featured in leading architecture and design journals in the United States and abroad.
Mr. Anderson has taught architecture and served on juries for several schools. He is an Adjunct Professor at The Cooper Union, where he teaches building technology and the comprehensive 3rd-year design studio.