Studio Sean Canty

Sean Canty is a Design Critic in Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. His research focuses on architectural type and geometry. Referencing the conceptual approach of the picturesque, he explores the interrelationships between the interior, the building envelope and public space. His recent projects investigate abstract figures and transformed volumes that confound their spatial expectations. Sean is a founding principal of Office III, a finalist for the Young Architect's competition at MoMA PS1 (2016) and has recently completed the Governors Island Welcome Kiosk for the Trust for Governors Island in New York City (2017). Before relocating to the east coast, he was a Project Designer at IwamotoScott Architecture in San Francisco (2012-2016). Prior to teaching at the GSD, he was a Visiting Professor at The Cooper Union Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture (2016-2017), and a Lecturer at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco (2015) and University of California Berkeley College of Environmental Design (2014). He received an M.Arch from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and a B.Arch from California College of the Arts.