Samuel knew he wanted to be an architect from a very young age. “When I was young I enjoyed sketching in my free time. It was an outlet for me to imagine new buildings and city plans.”
Samuel was born in 1989 in Caracas, Venezuela where he grew up and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture at the Central University of Venezuela. In University he participated in several international courses such as “dibujo de ciduad” (“drawing the city”) in the city of Barcelona, Spain where he studied the relationships between buildings, public space and the evolution of the city through time. He attended several symposiums as part of a comprehensive training that set the framework for who he is today. After graduation Samuel traveled throughout Latin America where his experiences gave him a new creative mindset and impressed upon him the importance of small urban interventions for cities and urban citizens.
Samuel moved to Chicago in 2016 and is currently enjoying his internship at Mike Shively Architecture applying his knowledge to MSA projects and learning more about construction and design in the United States.