Principal + Lead Designer
Sean Lockyer is the Principal and lead architect for Studio AR&D Architects. The firm is committed to creating new and unique contemporary architecture informed by the environment, technology, and innovation. Since its inception in 2007, a diverse body of work has been realized including industrial complexes, healthcare, hospitality, multi-family, art and furniture, and single family residential.
Studio AR&D Architects has produced over 30 buildings in the diverse communities of Palm Springs, Los Angeles, and nationwide. Projects are currently in development in California, Canada, and Philadelphia. Recently, the firm’s work in the Custom Home sector has garnered much attention, received many awards (2013 Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada; Residential Design Honor Award, the 2012 PS ModCom award for Excellence in New Modern Design, etc) and has been published extensively.
Sean Lockyer is an Architect Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), a member of the Society of American Registered Architects (SARA), a member of the California Preservation Foundation, and serves as a board member for the Advancement Council to the College of Architecture and the Built Environment (Philadelphia University).
Prior to receiving a Bachelor in Architecture at the Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA, Sean Lockyer lived and studied in Rome, Italy. Since earning his degree in 1998, Sean worked as both lead designer and project manager for various firms in Philadelphia PA, New Orleans LA, and Southern California. Currently, Sean is furthering his practice of Design and Building of various contemporary projects, both residential and commercial. Designs of these projects are focused in a contemporary architectural style that explores and incorporates today’s modern materials and construction methods in a way that responds to various social and environmental issues affecting our society today.