Sean O’Malley

Managing Principal – Laguna Beach

SWA Group

As an urban designer, planner, and landscape architect, Sean’s approach draws upon the strength of site
and utilizes natural structures as a framework for city-building. He taps the biological sciences to create
sustainable landscapes that respond to both the environment and human condition. Sean has worked
throughout the US, South America, Europe, and Asia. He received his Master of Urban Design with
Distinction from Harvard University, and Bachelors of Science in Landscape Architecture with Distinction
from the School of Environmental Design, California State Polytechnic University. He continues to teach
urban design studio regularly at Cal Poly, and lectures on the connection between nature and our cities.

Sean O’Malley

Managing Principal – Laguna Beach

SWA Group

As an urban designer, planner, and landscape architect, Sean’s approach draws upon the strength of site
and utilizes natural structures as a framework for city-building. He taps the biological sciences to create
sustainable landscapes that respond to both the environment and human condition. Sean has worked
throughout the US, South America, Europe, and Asia. He received his Master of Urban Design with
Distinction from Harvard University, and Bachelors of Science in Landscape Architecture with Distinction
from the School of Environmental Design, California State Polytechnic University. He continues to teach
urban design studio regularly at Cal Poly, and lectures on the connection between nature and our cities.