Sean O’Malley Managing Principal, Laguna Beach
Sean O’Malley has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of the profession—including large-scale planning and construction. As an urban designer, planner, and landscape architect, he has implemented a unique approach to the design of cities, drawing upon the strength of site and utilizing natural structures as a framework for development. He is interested in what connects us—the places we have in common in our cities, streets, infrastructures, plazas and parks. He has created environments primarily in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
Inspired ByEnvironmental infrastructure; the integration of the natural structures of a site with its development potential; blurring the distinction between landscape and architecture.
EducationMaster of Urban Design, Harvard University Graduate School of Design (1997)
Bachelor of Science, Landscape Architecture, California State Polytechnic University Pomona (1986)
Affiliations & RegistrationsFull Member, American Society of Landscape Architects
Member, Partnership for Sustainable Communities
Full Member, Urban Land Institute
ULI Global Exchange Council Member
BIA Member, Building Industry Association of Southern California, Inc.
Selected AwardsCaltrans Excellence in Transportation Award: ARTIC (2016)
ASLA Southern California Chapter Merit Award: Changsha Tongxi Waterway (2016)
ASLA Southern California Chapter Honor Award: Greening Plan for Inglewood & Lennox (2016)
ASLA Southern California Chapter Honor Award: Changsha Lianjiang Park (2016)
ASLA Southern California Chapter Merit Award, Changsha Baxizhou Island (2014)