Sam Naylor, RA
—is an architect and educator based in Somerville, Massachusetts. He recently was awarded the Druker Traveling Fellowship to study collective models of property tenure in housing design across the world.

He is currently working at SUPERNORMAL and as an instructor at Design Discovery Virtual. Before that he was a studio instructor at the Boston Architectural College, a Research Assistant at the Office for Urbanization, and worked professionally at NBBJ and Morphosis in Los Angeles. He has degrees from Tulane School of Architecture with honors, and subsequently at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design with distinction.

On the side he works in a research & design partnership with Elaine Stokes under the pseudonym Inlet. That work primarily explores the role of narrative and stewardship in landscapes and urbanism across our cities and the American hinterland.  

Editorial work includes being an editor at Open Letters, and before that at The Charrette and The Tulane Hullabaloo. Recently he has published articles in the journals Pidgin and Paprika! His artwork has been exhibited in various places online and across galleries in Los Angeles and New Orleans. He has been an invited critic at the Rhode Island School of Design, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Woodbury School of Architecture.

Recent Work ︎︎︎ 
Recycle, Build, Connect

Pittsburgh, PA

co-authored with
Nora Tufano & Aron Chilwich

A comprehensive series of strategies to solve Pittsburgh’s affordable rental housing burden over the next decade. 

See it here ︎︎︎

Datura Stramonium

Tiverton, RI
A new reading of the Harvard herbaria sheet for Datura Stramonium. In this drawing the agency of the soil, explored through anthropological, environmental, climatic, and otherwise more broadly define the millue in which Datura rests. 

Read the visual essay ︎︎︎

Box, Bar, Block, Deck, Hall
Midrise Massing for the Missing Middle

Boston, MA

designed with Cadence Bayley, Ben Ward, & Jeffrey Wong
This project explores the future of urban life and middle income housing by re-imagining an industrial, waterfront site in South Boston.

Read the report ︎︎︎