Sean Cottengim



Sean has straddled academic and professional roles throughout his career. As an instructor, he has primarily taught core design courses at University of Cincinnati and Miami University, as well as in K–12 camps and programs. His work in architecture and exhibition design has probed the possibilities of storytelling and representation in architecture, which has also made him an invaluable part of our annual Design Issues Series exhibits.

Professional Highlights

Honorable Mention, “TOLL,” Blankspace Fairy Tales Competition

Finalist with Jay Studer, “Villa Proiectura,” Last House on Mulholland Competition, Arch Out Loud

Committee Member, Design Issues Series (DIS)

Author, “Thinking Beyond the Clinic: COVID, Telehealth, and the Future Shape of Healthcare Spaces,” Academy of Architecture for Health Journal

Presenter, “Sustainable Health Is Community Health: Technology Provides an Equitable Path Forward,” Healthcare Design Expo + Conference

News & Insights

“My wife and me enjoying razor clams, octopus, and specialty ham at a tapas bar in Barcelona.” – Sean Cottengim