Current Work
Selected Publications and Exhibitions
Office Statement

If given the choice between staring blankly into space or reading architects’ office statements on their website, we choose the first. They all say the same thing: we’re sustainable, responsible with budgets, experienced, award-winning, etc. . . . The game seems to be how to say nothing in particular and comfort any worries of someone contemplating hiring you. After a few clicks, it’s hard not to think that all this quote-unquote professionalism is very cold at its core. We can’t tell you exactly when MOS started. We like to say it was 2003, sometimes we say 2005, but we were drifting from place to place, we didn’t have an office space then and our name was !@#?, which we quickly found was too difficult to use because 1. you couldn’t pronounce it and 2. you couldn’t get a Web address. In 2008, we were licensed and became a legal entity, but we had already had an office and made some buildings. At some point, we drifted towards MOS—an acronym of our names and reflection of a shared desire to be horizontal and fuzzy, as opposed to tall and shiny. We began around an oversized table, a surface for collecting, gathering, and working through a range of design experiments—a make-believe of architectural fantasies, problems, and thoughts. We are now located in New York, we have grown a little, but remain around a large table, working together on each project through playful experimentation and serious research. We have won some awards. We have written some books. We have built some buildings. We are currently making more. This website indexes that work: housing; schools; houses; cultural institutions; retail; exhibition design; installations; furniture; objects; books; writing; software experiments; and videos.


— Michael Meredith, Hilary Sample

Project Index
General Information
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Selected Awards

MOS receives an AIA New York State Honor Award for School No. 3 (Petite École)


Krabbesholm Højskole (Denmark) is awarded an AIA NY Excellence Award
MOS receives an AIA New York Award of Merit for Element House

Flat File

We draw, talk, email, doodle, diagram, render, print, print, draw, model, receive, distribute, call, approve, confirm, reject, plead, deny, laugh, export, import, present, listen, order, zoom, script, post, pan, copy, paste, scale, collate, staple, eat, list, drink, walk, draw, chat, meet, photograph, crop, calculate, draw, adjust, tweak, sip, solve, stack, note, organize, scan, edit, review, print, question, comment, make, sketch . . . and occasionally we store them in a flat file.

MOS: Michael Meredith, Hilary Sample, Paul Ruppert, Charles Dorrance-King, Lafina Eptaminitaki, Yam Chumpolphaisal, Jacqueline Love, ...

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No. 1
Krabbesholm Højskole
Skive, Denmark
Art, Architecture, Design, Photography Studios
1200 sq m
Built, 2012

Located on the Krabbesholm Højskole campus in Skive, Denmark, this group of four studio buildings fulfills the school’s interdisciplinary need for expanded art, architecture, graphic design, and photography facilities. Campus planning and studio arrangement together create a multitude of informal and interconnected exterior courtyards. The buildings are oriented toward each other and have large square windows and covered porches that foster visual and social interaction, allowing the various studio activities to spill outside and mix together. These shared studio porches are filled with chairs and tables for casual conversation, offering a series of discrete places to hang out. All building services are placed above the porches to allow for an open and uninterrupted plan. The studios’ thin and elongated proportions allow for passive daylighting and visual transparency, collapsing the field of vision and producing a vibrant interconnected space for the disciplines and their work. Clad in industrial cement rainscreen panels, the new studios relate to both 16th-century campus buildings and nearby large industrial buildings.

Project Team: Michael Meredith, Hilary Sample, Nicola Laursen-Schmidt, Jerico Prater, Meredith McDaniel, Marti Gottsch, Zach Siebold, Mathew Staudt
Structural Engineer: Hanif Kara, Adams Kara Taylor
Photographers: Florian Holzherr, Per Andersen

Related Project: 
Book, Krabbesholm Studios

External Link:
Krabbesholm Højskole