View showing entrance to Subrosa. The Subrosa was originally designed and conceived by Samuel Mockbee as a memorial to recently bereaved friends. After her father’s death, Carol Mockbee came to the Rural Studio as an Outreach student to realize her father’s design. Having no building or architectural experience this bold concrete undertaking is an extraordinary feat. It provides a place for contemplation, a place to remember Sambo and a place to tell secrets as the Romans did, ‘sub rosa,’ underneath the roses.