Sean Finn, Architect

Los Angeles

Sean began his architecture career working for SOM and the Core Group in Washington, D.C., after graduating from the University of Virginia. During his tenure he worked on both interior and exterior architectural projects, including several law firm and association offices, a historic bank renovation and the adaptive reuse of a 500,000-square-foot printing factory into high-tech office space.

In 1996, Sean co-founded Queue, a multidisciplinary-design firm specializing in turnkey design of high-end restaurants and nightclubs. While growing this firm, he moved to Los Angeles in 1998 to pursue a master’s degree in architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and graduated with distinction in 2000.

After graduating, Sean began a post at boutique design firm Space International then went on to join DesignARC as a Project Architect in 2002. Here, his work has been focused on the design of multi-family and mixed-use developments, commercial projects and specialty work for Katsuya and SBE Entertainment.

Sean spends his free time teaching an Architectural Drawing class, taking family bike rides, fixing up his drafty old house and playing Uno with his wife and daughter.


University of Virginia,
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, 1995

Southern California Institute of Architecture,
Master of Architecture, Degree with Distinction, Service 2000


Los Angeles Institute of Architecture and Design, Professor

Woodbury University, Guest Critic

University of Southern California, Guest Critic