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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Programming by Brazen

Mixed Use
No. 2
Studio and Apartment
Brooklyn, New York
Studio, Residence, Roof Garden
9,400 sf
Under Construction

Mixed Use No. 2 combines an artist studio and residence within a typical urban infill site in Brooklyn. The existing facade is retained and perforated with new square openings. Old bricks in need of repair are replaced with custom-patterned ceramic bricks. The project combines work and life into two intertwined yet independent spaces. The studio is on the lower level, the apartment is above, and the garden is on the roof. In response to the deep plan of the urban infill site, vertical clerestory shafts, periscopes, and skylights allow access to indirect light and ventilation for both the apartment and studio levels. The project is designed through details and materials, looking toward an integration of architecture and landscape with furniture and objects to produce a unique atmosphere of total design. Custom-designed objects include: ceramic tiles; fire pits; planters; pots; pavers; desks; benches; tables; hangers; and doorstops.

Project Team: Michael Meredith, Hilary Sample, Ivi Diamantopoulou, Tim Brennan, Thomas Heltzel, John Yurchyk, Phi Van Phan, Andrew Frame, Cyrus Dochow
Structural Engineer: Robert Silman Associates
MEP Engineer: Plus Group Consultant Engineers
Photographer: Michael Vahrenwald