Sean has an acute awareness for materiality within architecture that is driven by a passion for considered detailing. His work to date has experimented with a range of materials varying from concrete to timber to brickwork to metal mesh. Each project represents a personal exploration with a material and this manifests itself within the architecture.
In a post boom era, he believes passionately that architects are best placed within the construction industry to pioneer ways of detailing new materials to cope with the ever increasing environmental targets. He believes that the architecture of the future will be based on intelligent and reactive materials and having pursued materiality in his works to date he sees the future as being an exhilarating adventure for the buildings that are designed within the studio.
Sean’s work, whilst at Astudio, has principally focused on a social perspective including schools, laboratories and healthcare facilities. Sean believes clear diagrams are key to a buildings success, particularly when fused with a strong narrative for its material use and its attitude towards minimising the buildings environmental impact.
Whilst in Australia Sean focused on commercial and cultural projects which saw him undertake commissions for new build grade A office developments where he established his understanding for reducing the environmental impact of buildings.
He is currently responsible for the development of Astudio’s expansion into mainland China and Hong Kong.