Sean McLendon AIA

Leadership, Principal

Sean McLendon

Sean McLendon AIA

Leadership, Principal

Sean joined Cooper Carry in 1995 and was named Principal in 2008. He serves as a leader of both the Office Workplace Studio and the Government Studio. Sean has 29 years of professional design experience specializing in corporate and institutional offices and headquarters, federal and municipal government facilities, medical offices and mixed-use developments.

Highlights of Sean’s work across his career include:

Leading the design of the Northwinds development in Alpharetta, GA, a mixed-use office park on 270 acres that includes 1 million square feet of office space.

Designing medical offices such as the Duke Health Raleigh Hospital Medical Plaza in Raleigh, NC, and Northside Hospital Forsyth’s Medical Office Building 5 in Cumming, GA.

Leading the design of Naval Facilities Engineering Command’s P-8A Integrated Training Center, a state-of-the-art simulator facility for the Navy.

Prior to joining Cooper Carry, serving as lead interior designer for Concourse E at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, GA.

Sean is also committed to servant leadership as a volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America. An Eagle Scout himself, he has served at the troop level and as Friends of Scouting campaign chair, and actively serves on the Atlanta Area Council’s Properties Committee. In his position at Cooper Carry he has additionally been responsible for the design of the Atlanta Area Council’s Volunteer Service Center, which was awarded the ULI Small Project of the Year in 2003, as well as master planning and design of multiple new facilities at Bert Adams Scout Reservation and Woodruff Scout Camp.

Sean has a particular interest in data centers, training and simulation centers, integrating mixed-use thinking into medical buildings to improve the patient experience, integrating the latest workplace trends into municipal buildings to improve constituent relations and employee retention, and designing government facilities that are both physically and data secure.

Sean is a member of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), National Association of Industrial Office Parks (NAIOP), Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), American Institute of Architects (AIA), and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). He is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and is registered to practice architecture in four states.