is an interdisciplinary designer integrating architecture, technology, ecology, and the city.
Sean authored www.hawaii-futures.com, a digital book on the future of indigenous and western land systems in Hawai'i, exploring how they may converge to affect the built-world and its corresponding ecosystems. He has presented his research through a variety of academic and industry conferences, workshops, a pechakucha at MIT, and most recently, a TEDx Talk titled "Recovering the Technology of Paradise."
Sean's background in architecture and urbanism includes work on projects for the Whitney Museum, Hawai'i State Department of Transportation, and Volume Magazine, an independent quarterly publication co-founded by Rem Koolhaas. His theoretical and conceptual works are grounded with forays into urban activism, civic entrepreneurship, and public art.
Sean currently works as a research collaborator at C-LAB, an experimental research unit developing new forms of communication in architecture, operating out of Columbia University. He also works as a legislative analyst for the 2013 Hawai'i State House of Representatives.
Sean received his Doctorate of Architecture and BA in Environmental Urban Design from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. He graduated from Castle High School in Kane'ohe.
Born in Hawai'i, on the island of O'ahu, Sean now splits his time between Honolulu and Brooklyn. For collaborations or commissions, please say hi.