Sean Burkholder


  • Assistant Professor of Landscape and Urban Design, SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning
  • Co-Founder, North Coast Design Competition
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Sean Burkholder has spent the last decade dealing with projects of particular relevance to the Great Lakes region including urban vacancy, infrastructural re-purposing and dredge material management.

This work has come in the form of published research, design projects, public engagement and instructed student work. His most interesting courses have focused on digital design and fabrication, exploring the performance aspects of surface and terrain, and design studios that examine issues of soil as it relates to the Great Lakes.  He comes to the School of Architecture and Planning from Penn State University, where he was Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture. Prior to PSU he worked at numerous offices in Cleveland, Ohio, in the fields of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Planning, and taught at Kent State University.  He holds a degree in Architecture from Miami University and a Master in Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.