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MA Cantab Dip Arch RIBA CA

Director & Conservation Architect


Sam Causer founded the practice in 2005, initially based in London and Berlin, with a multi-disciplinary approach encompassing the fields of architecture, visual art, performance and social research.


In 2010 Sam settled in Margate, Kent, from where the practice became an established voice in promoting and managing intelligent change in complex, historic environments.

Sam is a Conservation Architect accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects, meaning we're able to carry out publicly-funded work to historic buildings. He is also an Associate of strategic cultural agency Counterculture, and a member of the Thanet Design Review Panel. 

We believe in supporting the Public Good, and to this end, Sam serves voluntarily on a number of Boards, including the Margate Town Deal, tasked with bidding for and spending £22.2m on Capital works across the town, and Open School East, a free, independent art school and community space that focuses on collective learning through the arts. Sam is also a non-executive Director of Architects for Social Housing.

In the past, he has served as chair of the Margate Conservation Area Advisory Group, and was on the steering group of the Margate Neighbourhood Plan Forum.


Sam graduated from the University of Cambridge with Distinction in 2000, under tutors Dalibor Vesely and Peter Carl, and was nominated for the RIBA President's Medal for top international postgraduate student. He qualified as an Architect while working at Meadowcroft Griffin, followed by two years at ORMS in London, before he founded Studio Sam Causer.

Other memberships include the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, the Academy of Urbanism, and since 2003, the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Alongside practice Sam also teaches regularly at various schools of Architecture across the UK, including three years in the design studio of the University of Cambridge. 

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