Samuel Mockbee required his students to work collaboratively, both in concept and construction, with members of their community.

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2.1 Architecture

A theme runs through Samuel Mockbee’s personal work throughout his life: It’s the social and economic inconsistencies often found in the South, merged with a nod to natural surroundings and southern history. A complicated balancing act, Mockbee structures, often placed in rural locations or places marked by economic struggle, are known for their modernist angles and features, but each acknowledges a distinct past. (These pages highlight some of his private practice work. For Rural Studio projects, click here.)