Sean Quinn joined HOK in the summer of 2010 as a Sustainable Design Specialist with a serious obsession with energy.
Originally from Baltimore, Sean currently resides in Washington, DC, where he has assisted and led the design of numerous academic, athletic, corporate, commercial, cultural, medical, and residential projects. He received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame in 2003 and recently completed a Masters of Science in Sustainable Design at Catholic University of America with additional research completed at Oxford University.
Sean has been involved in various humanitarian design projects related to HIV/AIDS in East Africa since 2001. More recent work has focused on post-disaster/conflict reconstruction and development. He has worked with Architecture for Humanity, Engineers without Borders, and Architecture sans Frontieres on multiple development projects and training modules.
Sean believes that the development of the built environment has to not only sustain the natural environment but also enrich it. He joins HOK with an interest in honing the technologies that make our most ambitious projects perform, while finding the means to make those same advances available to our clients of need. Sean takes particular pleasure when that process works in reverse.
Best known as an individual who can’t sit still for too long, tracking Sean down outside of the office can be a challenge. You might happen to find him photographing his current international locale (40 countries and counting!), sailing the Chesapeake Bay, or just maybe spinning international music in his local watering hole.