Partner in charge, Caribbean
Sean is a graduate of UCE Birmingham (Birmingham School of Architecture). During his studies, Sean took the opportunity to work for Lane Pettigrew Associates on residential and resort projects Miami, Turks & Caicos, Jamaica and St. Lucia. During his post graduate studies, Sean also worked for Bilfinger+Berger in Manneheim, and A&Q Partnership in London. In 1995 Sean joined Glenn Howells to work on the competition design of what would become the winning entry for a new theatre & arts centre in Hereford, UK. Another competition win soon followed for the award winning ‘Marketplace’ Theatre & Arts Centre in Armagh, Northern Ireland, and a commended second place entry for the ‘Everyman’ Theatre in Liverpool. The final project Sean worked on was the winning entry for the ‘Playbox’ Theatre in Warwick, UK, before teaming up with a local restaurateur to work on the design for two locations of an award winning chain of restaurants in Birmingham and Glasgow.
Sean then moved to London, working freelance on commercial projects including interior architecture projects at Kennedy Haywards (formerly Chiltern Cunningham Associates) for an international publishing firm and Bernardo Berteluccis Recorded Picture Company, as well as private residential projects.
In 1998/9 Sean set up melon|design:architecture with Pani Patsalos. In 2000 Sean moved to his native island of St. Lucia, where he is currently working on the completion of a competition winning design for the Blue Coral duty free complex and arts centre in the St. Lucia, and resort and villa projects in St. Lucia, and Antigua.