Samuel Letchford

Sam joined RCKa in 2020, having graduated from Sheffield School of Architecture with distinction, where his MArch studies focused on alternative means of architectural production, building upon the school’s ‘Live Projects’ programme through the repurposing of a city centre modernist landmark into an ‘Urban House’ – a new civic typology centred around the collaborative production of the local built environment.

As a precursor to his MArch thesis, Sam travelled to Denmark and Germany to study the formation of new neighbourhoods led through community action, exploring the complex ecosystems which together form our built environment. Sam has an interest in the space where architecture and the city meet, intrigued by the relationship between the two and how buildings can positively impact their context.

Prior to joining RCKa, Sam gained experience at architectural practices of varying scales, working across infrastructural, residential and workplace sectors.

Sam has a particular interest in narrative storytelling across both professional and personal pursuits, enjoying the creative potential of illustration, photography and filmmaking as a means of expression and communication.

As a member of RCKa, Sam is currently working on our Boughton Heath project, helping to deliver the UK’s first Fitwell assessed, ‘net carbon zero’ retirement homes.