Sean Byrne

Senior Associate


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Great design responds to the needs of users and is beautifully proportioned and considered.

I’ve been interested in architecture and cities since childhood, and I have been fortunate to have studied and worked on five continents. A key component of my design process is taking the time to understand a client’s ‘why’ to ensure I have a deep understanding of the functional and practical considerations. While I have worked extensively on a wide range of projects, I am especially passionate about the retail and commercial space – I love the ground level of cities and urban planning and finding innovative ways to make spaces and streets interesting. I create a nurturing and collaborative environment with my team members, a place where everyone has a voice and feels comfortable sharing their ideas. I believe that you never know where the best ideas will come from.


My Sectors: Commercial Mixed-Use, Residential, Industrial, Utilities.

My Services: Architecture, Lifescape, Master planning & urban design


We Asked, Sean Byrne Answered:


You worked with Kasian previously before moving to Australia and are now back working here again – what drew you back to Kasian?

“I started at Kasian in 2005, subsequently moved to Australia in 2013, and then have been there off and on for the past ten years. It was an easy decision when I came back to Canada to rejoin the Kasian team. I have known many of my colleagues here for almost 20 years and there are a lot of great people here. Kasian has a great culture and atmosphere, one that is created from the top down.”


What have you achieved in your career that you are most proud of?

“Some of the international projects I have worked on really stand out. In particular, the overseas design work I did with Kasian in Dubai and China was a career highlight. We had a wonderful team and a lot of design freedom, the projects were at an enormous scale, and we had the opportunity to be super creative.” My projects in Australia include Ripley Town Centre, which is one of the most sustainable retail centres in the country and the first development in what will be a major new city centre of 120,000 inhabitants. I have also been working on several Living Building Challenge projects in Australia and the Cook Islands and they have been very exciting to develop.”