Sean Kelly, Associate

A 2013 graduate of the University of Washington’s Master of Architecture program, with undergraduate degrees in Architectural Studies and Construction Management, Sean champions a multi-disciplinary, craft-based, and humanistic approach to architecture. As a native north-westerner, his reverence for natural light, honest materials, spatial variation, and social/ecological preservation stems from countless hours hiking, snowboarding, and camping throughout the Cascade Mountain Range. He sees architecture as a dialectical conversation: between new and old, digital and analog, praxis and theory. Simple, elegant, and multi-functional solutions are the goal.

Lively engagement results in extraordinary places.

SHKS Architects finds elegance in necessity, elevating the core principles of each unique site and building project to reflect our clients' aspirations.

Through collaboration, care, craft, and discovery, we reveal architecture's inherent optimism, contributing to our local community and to the global stewardship of natural and built environments.