Sean Dempsey

Sean Dempsey

Boston, MA, US


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I am a graduate of the BArch program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute looking to start my career in architecture and design.  My studio, research, and travel experiences have developed into serious interests in urban design/planning, landscape urbanism, graphic and materials applications, and the incorporation of new and emerging technologies in both process and outcome.  I approach each design challenge from a unique perspective, as I believe no single technique or idea can be applied to every problem.  My design process therefore derives strongly from local cultural, socio-political, and geographical contexts - though with a humble acknowledgement of emerging common global realities driven by social and technological evolution.



Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, Teachers' Assistant

Teacher's Assistant for both Structures 1 and the First-Year Design Studio. In addition to assisting with class coordination, projects, and critiques, I was often available outside of class hours for additional tutoring and - in the case of the Studio - personal guidance and mentoring.

Sep 2011 - May 2012


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2007 - May 2012

Tongji University, Shanghai, CN, BArch, Architecture

Joint studio with Tongji University architecture students examining Chinese architecture and urban planning, and proposing a design solution to contemporary issues of urban development in Shanghai's Hongkou district.

Feb 2010 - May 2010

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