Sean P. O'Brien | Howard Kulp Architects

Sean P. O'Brien


Sean O'Brien is a Senior Architect with Howard Kulp Architects, where he manages all aspects of design, construction and renovation work, including Schematic Design and Planning, Design Development, Contract Documentation and Construction Administration. He also oversees staff management and HR duties for the office. Mr. O'Brien has been with the firm for more than eleven years, and also worked in Indiana for six years as a program director at the University of Notre Dame.

Mr. O'Brien is a registered architect in Pennsylvania and a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). He has served on the board of directors for the Eastern Pennsylvania component of the AIA and previously served as its president in 2010. Actively involved in the local community, Mr. O'Brien currently chairs the Design Committee for the City of Allentown's Main Street Program, while also serving as a board member for the Allentown Center City Association. He volunteers within his local parish of St. Thomas More as the chair of the newly formed alumni committee. During his six years in Indiana Mr. O'Brien served on the executive board of Leadership South Bend/Mishawaka, an advisory board for Catholic Charities and on the governing board for the Food Bank of Northern Indiana.

Mr. O'Brien received his Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1986 from the University of Notre Dame. He later served as an officer in the US Army Corps of Engineers, where he became a certified Army Engineer. In 2002 he graduated from the Leadership South Bend/Mishawaka executive leadership program and in 2009 achieved his current LEED accreditation from the US Green Building Council (USGBC).