Sam Palmer-Dwore

Sam Palmer-Dwore, Registered Architect, AIA, NCARB


Sam currently works as an architect in the Higher Education studio at Hord Coplan Macht in Denver where he loves translating architectural opportunities to student learning outcomes.  He previously helped teach the Semester in Sustainable Design/Build Program at Yestermorrow.    

Sam has worked in many realms of design and construction throughout his more than 9-year career across the country and abroad.  From concept design to closeout; and from swinging a hammer to constructing finish casework, he connects his knowledge of the entire process to anticipate challenges, and to creatively adapt to constraints.  He strongly believes that establishing goals, and uniting project teams at the outset leads to better cohesion, and ultimately a better building.

Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, this former international mountain and river guide now travels the world during his free time in order to explore different cultural solutions to diverse design issues.  He is passionate about urbanism, sustainable cities and the deepening impact of humans on the planet.  When nearer to home, you can find him cycling across the Rockies or tending his backyard garden.