MOS is a New York–based architecture studio, founded by Hilary Sample and Michael Meredith in 2005. The studio has built projects internationally, with a focus on educational facilities, the arts, campus planning, housing, and private houses. MOS is committed to realizing architecture that is as innovative as it is pragmatic and responsible. Projects typically begin researching generic building types and vernacular construction along with the fundamental requirements of a project. Sensitive to materials and performance, work integrates building form and function.
MOS was the recipient of the 2020 USA Artist Fellowship, the 2015 Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum National Design Award in Architecture, and the 2010 American Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Award. Individual works have similarly received numerous awards and distinctions. Recent work includes: House No. 10, a private residence in Upstate New York; an all-aluminum open-air school for children in Versailles, France; the Laboratorio de Vivienda, a 9-acre master plan and welcome center in Apan, Mexico; House No. 15 (House with Two Chimneys), part of a collaborative master plan for the Pulitzer Foundation; and ongoing affordable housing in Washington, D.C.
Recent and forthcoming publications, both products of and surveys on MOS’s work, include Selected Works (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016); El Croquis No. 184 (2016); An Unfinished Encyclopedia of Scale Figures Without Architecture (MIT Press, 2019); Houses for Sale (CCA/Corraini, 2020); and 2G (2021).