Samantha Bennett AIA, NCARB
Samantha Bennett (Sam) received her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Clemson University. While at Clemson she studied abroad in Barcelona, Spain, where she first found her passion for architecture and design and the impact it can have on the urban environment. She graduated Clemson with honors and was also a member of AIAS, National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Golden Key. After graduation, she joined the Cooper Carry team in Atlanta where she worked on retail, residential and urban planning and design projects. She transferred to the DC office and continued to broaden her architectural experience through the design of multifamily, hotel and government projects. She was also involved with the internal CAD and Revit development group and participated on the company’s Steering Committee. Samantha was elevated to Associate Principal in 2021.
Samantha received her Master of Architecture from Virginia Tech. After graduating she worked for Karn Charuhas Chapman and Twohey, where she worked on embassy design through OBO and the State Department for Bucharest, Romania, Belgrade, Serbia and Malabo, Equatorial New Guinea. Following this experience, she continued to grow her portfolio at Cooper Carry as an independent design contractor, as well as project manager for Studio 3877. Her portfolio includes hotel renovation projects all over the US, single and multifamily residential projects, and a number of restaurants in the DC area.