Sean O' Connor

 

Sean O' Connor

Sean O’Connor is a double-major Urban and Architectural Studies major with a minor in Studio Arts expecting a degree in 2017. His initial interest in architecture began to blend with Urban Planning theory when exposed to the changing built environment of his hometown, Pittsburgh. Sean has been involved in multiple sustainability groups at Pitt, including the Give a Thread campaign, Pitt Environmental Action Coalition, and he was president of Students for Sustainability. Currently, he is focusing on the Hazelwood’s community health in his Architecture Studio and Urban Studies writing intensive course. After his team won the Sustainable Solutions Competition in September of 2015, awarding them $10,000 to create a sustainable “solution” on campus, he designed a plan for a garden at the intersection of Bigelow and O’Hara Street with technical help from student geologists and environmental studies majors. The garden is self-sustaining, being made of plants indigenous to Pennsylvania, and acts as an educational public space for students. Construction of the plan is to take place in April of 2016. Sean has a strong interest in sustainability and bringing different communities together through the built environment, which he incorporated into his garden design. After college, Sean plans to eventually attend graduate school for either Architecture, Urban Planning, or a combination of both. 

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  • HAAARCH!!! 2016
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