Sean Duncan

From his background as an entertainment retail design architect, Sean approaches the planning of cities from a perspective of creating memorable public spaces where commerce intersects leisure.

He has a diverse project experience background leading the design and planning of projects ranging in size from commercial retail spaces to national and international destination attractions. Before joining Future Cities he was a senior designer at The Jerde Partnership, and a partner at O+A, Inc. Urban Architecture where his focus had been designed for the exciting intersection of entertainment and commerce.

His work has helped establish new trends in entertainment retail by introducing digital age media and integrated sponsorship. Noteworthy projects include the entertainment/retail portion of Victory, a 75-acre new urban district in Dallas, Texas surrounding American Airlines Center. Design of this project centered on the development of a media and advertising master plan for the district with its high-tech, high-energy focus fronting the arena at Victory Plaza.

Other works include the electrifying rebirth of the Fashion Show at the heart of Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the expansion and renovation of US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona (now Talking Stick Resort Arena).

Other highlights of his career in the master planning and character design of exciting mixed-use urban entertainment districts centering on public spaces, retail, theaters, and film and television studios including:

  • Studio Metro in Germany
  • Ciudad de Luz, Spain
  • China View, Beijing, China
  • LA Live adjacent to Staples Center, Los Angeles
  • Pudong Marketplace, Shanghai
  • One Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany
  • Core Pacific City, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Riverwalk, Kitakyushu, Japan