Mitchell Studio, LLC is an architecture firm focused on the design of buildings expressed in traditional styles and rooted in the vernacular of place. Founded by Sam Mitchell in 1996, and located in New Haven, Connecticut, the firm has completed custom homes and renovations in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Georgia, and Florida. Recently, Mitchell Studio has added interior design to the scope of the practice, and small institutional and commercial buildings to the range of the work.
Mitchell Studio has established a design approach that is characterized by a meticulous attention to detail, an enthusiasm for the design process, and a commitment to superior service. From the first freehand concept sketches, and rough three-dimensional study models, through highly specific construction drawings and specifications, each project is developed in a collaborative process with the client. As a result, the completed buildings are tailored to the sensibilities of the client and shaped by personal patterns of living.
The variety of design solutions apparent in the work of Mitchell Studio reflects the many diverse environments around the country where the work is located. The range of regional influences, from climate and landscape, to building traditions and materials leads to a varied palate of form and detail.
Sam received his Bachelor of Arts in English and Art History from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill where he was a Morehead Scholar. He received his Masters of Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University where he also served as a Teaching Fellow with the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Prior to the founding of Mitchell Studio, Sam was employed at Gilvarg/Epstein Design and Robert Orr & Associates in New Haven Connecticut. He has won Honor Awards from the Connecticut AIA for Design Excellence and for Architectural Drawing. He is a licensed architect in Connecticut and New York.