Sean O’Malley Managing Principal, Laguna Beach
As an urban designer, planner, and landscape architect, Sean’s approach draws upon the strength of site and utilizes natural structures as a framework for city-building. He taps the biological sciences to create sustainable landscapes that respond to both the environment and human condition. Sean has worked throughout the US, South America, Europe, and Asia. He received his Master of Urban Design with Distinction from Harvard University, and Bachelors of Science in Landscape Architecture with Distinction from the School of Environmental Design, California State Polytechnic University. He continues to teach urban design studio regularly at Cal Poly, and lectures on the connection between nature and our cities.
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
Bachelor of Science, Landscape Architecture, California State Polytechnic University Pomona
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 AwardsASLA Southern California Chapter Honor Award: Shenzhen Buji River (2018)
Caltrans 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)