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Sean Winchester, AIA: Member Profile

Sean Winchester, AIA brings over 25 years of experience in the building industry. He started his career in construction as a carpenter, woodworker, and stair fabrication specialist. He operated Winchester Woodworks as a stair design fabricator, and Kingstud Construction, a type V framing contractor. Though still in possession of all ten fingers, Sean closed down the shops in 2002 in order to return to university to study architecture.

As an architect, Sean brings his technical knowledge and construction experience to all of his work. As a designer he brings craftsmanship and structure and intense, honest materiality characterize much of his design. As a project manager, Sean has had the privilege to lead both small teams and large, multinational teams on projects ranging from 10,000 to over 1 million square feet. The majority of this experience has been in commercial renovations, tenant improvements and corporate interiors for global technology clients. He also has experience with GSA, education, residential, civic and worship facilities.

For the last seven years, Sean practiced with Studios Architecture in San Francisco, becoming the Associate Principal. He recently joined the team at Byrens Kim Design Works in Oakland where he designs and manages educational and civic projects. He leads the firm’s practice standards and training programs, writes and maintains office graphic and BIM standards, and generally keeps the fields plowed.

Education:
Master of Architecture, 2008
Montana State University, Bozeman

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design, 2007 – Highest Honors
Montana State University, Bozeman