B.Arch, MSSD, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, BEAM Pro
Sustainable Design Leader
Sean Quinn leads the Sustainable Design practice of HOK San Francisco, and coordinates services across the firm’s Pacific Region: Seattle, Los Angeles, and Asia Pacific. He directs the studios’ integrated design approach to guide the application of sustainable strategies, including energy and environmental performance, resilience planning, and green building certification. With 14 years of architectural experience focused on sustainable design, Sean has led and assisted the design of numerous academic, athletic, commercial, cultural, government, hospitality, medical, mixed-use, residential, science & technology, and urban design projects throughout North America, Europe, Africa, Middle-East and Asia.
Sean complements his design practice with research in planning ( urbanization, climate change, and sustainable development), innovative building systems (experiential design, fabrication, parametric design), and biomimicry. Sean is a frequent lecturer at international universities and conferences, and former Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong and Danube University Krems, Austria in their Future Building Solutions program.