Sean Sugden

Senior Architect | Education Design Expert

Sean is EAPC’s expert and regional leader in primary and secondary educational facility planning and design. In the past five years, he has provided educational facility design expertise to 17 school districts for more than 45 building projects. Sean’s experience has ranged from small classroom additions to district-wide master plans. Most recently, Sean has been working with school districts impacted by the growth from the oil industry. By defining needs and direction through master planning, Sean works with the Districts to develop phased approaches to meeting their current and future needs. He frequently serves as a design team adviser, as well as master planning and facility assessment specialist.

Today’s school facilities require more technology and flexibility to maximize the interdisciplinary cross-curriculum flexible classroom approach and foster creative collaboration. Today’s facilities also require additional safety and security design components to keep students and staff safe in their learning environment. When designing new or renovating existing facilities, student safety is Sean’s first priority. Throughout his 20-year career in school design consulting, Sean has worked directly with the Owner and user groups to understand flow and circulation patterns, facility entry point access, and overall site accessibility.