Samantha Josaphat

Adjunct Associate Professor

Main Affiliation

Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture


The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture





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Samantha Josaphat

Educational Credentials

B.Arch., Penn State University, 2012

Teaching Experience

Adjunct Associate Professor, City College of New York, 2019-present

Professional Experience

Founding Principal, Studio 397 Architecture, 2017-present


Registered Architect, New York State and New Jersey

Selected Publications and Recent Research

  • Media Coverage:
    • Paul Berger, “MTA Vendors Mull Ending Contracts as Authority Seeks 10% Cuts,” The Wall Street Journal (18 May 2019).
    • Christine Sampson, "SANS is Sag Harbor’s Newest New York State Historic Landmark,” Sag Harbor Express (21 March 2019).
    • Kate Reggev, “9 Brilliant Black Designers and Architects You Should Know,” Dwell (6 February 2019).
    • “Trail Blazin’: An Interview with STUDIO 397’s Samantha Josapaht,” Mind Magazine (17 January 2019).
  • Exhibitions:
    • “Remember Slavery: Say it Loud,” Exhibit at UN Information Centers, United Nations, New York, 2018.
  • Awards:
    • 9th Annual Women in Architecture Award, AIANY, 2018.
    • Emerging Leader 2018, Beverly Willis Foundation.
    • Finalist, Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition, AIANY, 2018.

Professional Memberships

  • National Organization of Minority Architects
  • American Institute of Architects