Curbed Young Guns, now in its first year, aims to identify promising up-and-coming talent (35 and under) in the fields of architecture, interior design, and urban development. For the next few weeks, Curbed National will run individual stories on each Young Gun; here's a look at a member of the Class of 2013 based in Boston:
Walk a mile in Sam Batchelor's shoes—they're New Balance, no doubt, where his wife works as a senior product manager—and it's unclear when, exactly, you'd actually find time to sleep. Aside from his day job as partner at Boston's Design Lab Architects, Batchelor, the top Young Guns nomination from Young Guns panelist and fellow Boston architect Gretchen Schneider, also teaches two days a week at the Community/Build Studio at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, a program he founded in 2009, co-leads a furniture-design class at the Boston Architectural College, sits on the Board of Directors for the Community Design Resource Center (CDRC), and co-chairs the Membership Committee for the Boston Society of Architects. On any given morning, Batchelor, who lives in Cambridge, rows eight miles, changes at least one diaper (he has a three-and-a-half-year-old and twins turning 2 in December), walks Batman, the family's three-legged poodle, and checks in on what's happening in his MassArt class—all by 8am.