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

Presenter, The Goat, the Cake, and the Sci Fi Film: How Storyboarding Develops Unique Communication Methods , 3T: Teaching, Techniques and Technology Conference

Honorable Mention, “TOLL,” Blankspace Fairy Tales Competition

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

Finalist with Jay Studer, “BINGE,” Future of Eating Competition, Non-Architecture Competitions

Committee Member, Design Issues Series (DIS)

News & Insights

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