Bradley Samuels is an architect and founding partner of SITU. SITU is composed of three divisions devoted to the creative exploration of space through a variety of media: SITU Studio, an architectural design firm; SITU Fabrication, a specialized digital fabrication workshop; and SITU Research, a group dedicated to interdisciplinary spatial practice. The firm is set up as a collaborative and horizontal organization, embracing creative cross-pollination between the departments. Whether through applied research, material experimentation, or full-scale prototyping, SITU is committed to innovation and driven by its foundational values of rigor, craftsmanship, risk-taking, and authenticity.
At SITU, Samuels is Director of Research and Business Development and leads SITU Research. Most recently, the Research team has been developing and implementing spatial strategies for visualizing, mapping, modeling, and analyzing human rights violations for legal and advocacy contexts. SITU Research has worked with a variety of influential institutions and advocates, including: Human Rights Watch, B’tselem, International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), The United Nations, and the International Criminal Court. It has received multi-year grants from the MacArthur Foundation, Oak Foundation, the European Research Council, the National Science Foundation, and the New York State Council for the Arts.
Samuels holds a Bachelor of Architecture from The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union and a Bachelor of Arts from Vassar College. He has taught geospatial and information-based mapping at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University.
Bradley Samuels has been nominated to join the Board of the League as a Director in the Class of 2019. Learn more information on how to vote as a member.