Sean Rigdon

Sean Rigdon

Fort Collins, CO, US



My name is Sean Michael Rigdon and I graduated from Kansas State University with a Master of Architecture degree in May of 2010. In February 2010 I obtained my LEED Green Associate credential as a stepping stone to LEED AP. By doing so, I have announced my devotion to responsible design and preservation of the environment for future generations.

My final academic studio at KSU spanned from 2009 to 2010 and allowed me to study healing environments as they pertain to people with dual-sensory impairments. To fully understand this special population we traveled to Glasgow, Scotland. While there we met Alan Dunlop, the architect who designed a school for these people with impairments, who led us on a tour of the school and introduced us to the students. The research I completed and the personal contact I had with my target audience allowed me to become more sensitive to how the built environment can directly impact people’s lives. I now have a richer understanding of architecture and how it can impact our environment.

Since graduation I have entered into an architectural competition, created my own website, designed and submitted a proposal to Los Angeles County for a snack stand and collaborated with The Dallas Design Group on a lake house in Corsicana. I have worked full time for Law-Kingdon Architects in Wichita, KS and HTK Architects in Topeka, KS. I continue to work with to transform real client briefs into a fully rendered room design complete with a shopping list, all while staying within budget. I am seeking full time employment with an architecture firm in which I can contribute my skills. I currently work for Furniture Row Companies in Fort Collins, CO and have been doing so for nearly 8 years. Working in this specific field of retail has trained me not only how to translate customer’s wants and needs into a tangible solution but also on how to manage several people, leading my team towards a successful store.

I have kept my skills sharp by working on independent contracts while using the programs the architectural community utilizes. I stay informed on the latest in technology, innovation and breakthroughs in design. I thoroughly enjoy architecture in all forms, excelling at detailing, hand drawing and computer rendering.



Independent Consultant, Corsicana, TX, US, Freelance Designer

Working with the Dallas Design Group and home owners on a retirement home in Corsicana, TX. Designs have been approved by the architectural committee.

Dec 2017 - current

Furniture Row Companies, Fort Collins, CO, US, Manager

Leading a staff of 13 to success by increasing store sales by 7% in 2018 and pacing a 9% increase in 2019.

Sep 2011 - current, Nationwide, Freelance Designer

Following projects from brief to finalized presentation by transforming a client's wishes and budget into full renderings and shopping lists.

Jan 2011 - current

Independent Consultant, Los Angeles, CA, US, Freelance Designer

Completed design development and prepared proposal for a shipping container snack stand to be submitted to Los Angeles County for approval.

Jan 2018 - Mar 2018

LK Architecture, Wichita, KS, US, Architectural Intern

Completed a series of redline pickups and code calls for the Walmart Remodel and Special Projects Division. Conducted site visits to verify and evaluate existing conditions and branding.

Jun 2011 - Sep 2011

HTK Architects, Topeka, KS, US, Architectural Intern

Led the completion of documents for a Kansas State University walkway. Translated a full hand drafted drawing set into CAD for archiving.

May 2008 - Aug 2008


Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, US, MArch, Architecture

Courses in history, theory, human behavior, construction, structural and environmental systems, planning, programming, and professional practice along with a series of design studios.

Aug 2005 - May 2010

Centro Studi Citta Di Orvieto, Orvieto, IT, Study Abroad

Lived in apartments in the historical city center and took advantage of the many
cultural opportunities of the city and surrounding region. Studied with KSU faculty
members at the Centro Studi Citta di Orvieto and earned KSU credit in a newly renovated building located in the center of the historical district.

Jan 2009 - May 2009

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