Sean Burkholder

Assistant Professor
Department of Architecture

Sean Burkholder


Sean Burkholder 

318 Hayes Hall

(716) 829-5905



Sean Burkholder is Assistant Professor of Landscape and Urban Design at the University at Buffalo.  Sean’s work coalesces around issues particularly characteristic of the Great Lakes region; including urban vacancy, fresh-water ecosystems, infrastructural re-purposing, dredge material management and the urban/water interface.  

This work comes in the form of published research, design projects, public engagement and instructed student work.  Underpinning this work is a particular interest in the way in which substrate and ecology influence the urban landscape and how these systems are interpreted by others.  Sean holds a degree in Architecture from Miami University and a master’s degree of Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. ​