Sean Bailey | Architecture + Design
Welcome to seanbaileyarchitecture.com. This platform showcases some of my personal work and interests and life goals throughout my life and career. I graduated from the MArch course at the Welsh School of Architecture in 2018 and more recently the Part III Professional Studies course in 2020, I am now working as an architect in London. I am constantly looking for bigger and better challenges in my life and truly enjoy pushing myself to new limits.
– Sean Bailey, 2022
Celebratory trip to Malta – Valletta, Malta.
September 2021 – To mark the happy events in Seans life in the last few months and the slow decline of Covid in Europe, Sean has embarked on a well deserved trip to explore the country of Malta and its meltingpot of culture with his future wife. Architectural and cultural influence on the islands of Malta varies hugely from times of Roman, Greek and Arabic rule to the rule of the Knights of St. John and the British Empire.
Engagement & Wedding – Save the Date
August 2021 – This year has given much to celebrate after 2020. Sean and Rosie will be celebrating their marriage in exactly a years time on the 9th anniversary of their being together down in the Wiltshire Countryside with friends and family.
Designed by Sean, photography by Andrew Chorley.
Concept Image for 2021 – Competition Piece
January 2021 – We have been all been isolated this past year in our own bubbles which has created barriers for all of us. Despite this we have all successfully kept the machine ticking into 2021.
In 2021, I wish to ‘break the bubble’.
Perhaps more significantly than breaking these barriers for the individual is our continuous attempt in the coming year to break humanities existing barriers.
In 2021, I wish that…
…the people reaching out for each other will continue to break barriers that have divided their fragmented communities and families.
…the kneeling person will continue to break barriers created by racial inequality.
…the crying child will still receive the help to break the barriers of child abuse and poverty.
…the person of faith will continue to look for the real truths over the fake truths that have plagued us in recent times.
…all of us as creators will still look through these barriers and continue our attempts at finding ways to get the best results so the machine can keep ticking.
Registration as an Architect
August 2020 – Following the completion of all three parts of the architectural education system, Sean has finally registered with the ARB allowing him to use the title of Architect. The achievement has felt greater during this difficult year, regarding the impact of Covid-19 on the architectural profession – an impact that will that will likely have a profound and lasting effect on its future for years to come. In a year with a constant stream of seemingly bad news, some good news has been sincerely needed.
Part III Qualification from the Welsh School of Architecture
June 2020 – After almost 10 years in Architectural education, Sean has finally completed the third and final part of the architectural journey at the WSA – A journey that has taken him through undergraduate and master degrees and a diploma course, across multiple continents for study and brought about many long standing freindships. Many thanks go to the multitudes of people that have supported him though the last decade and for all the wonderful things that have been have learned along the way. He continues to work in London refining his skills and architectural understanding for the next challenges that his career bring.
Discovering the South of France – Millau Viaduct, Millau, France
August 2019 – To celebrate 6 years together with his partner, Sean ventured across the South of France from Monaco to Andorra. Along the way, countless opportunities arose to explore some of the best preserved old Roman and Traditional French Towns as well as explore some of the more modern masterpeices (particularly those by his current employer) along this picturesque part of the world.
Journey to the Baltic Country of Estonia – Old Town in Tallinn, Estonia
June 2019 – After finishing the first year of the Professional Diploma course in Architecture at the WSA, Sean has set of on a trip to Estonia to discover the architectural influences and mix of historical cultures in the town of Tallinn – once part of the great Danish, Swedish and Russian Kingdoms of the past.
Fifth Year Thesis Project Presented at the Foster + Partners Graduate Show To Lord Norman Foster
March 2019 – After 6 months of working at Foster + Partners Sean participated in the annual Foster + Partners graduate show. Here he presented his masters thesis to Lord Foster and the practice’s design board – after which the display was left open to view for the rest of the practice.
Relocation to London in a Part II Position at Foster + Partners – Riverside, London, UK
September 2019 – After accepting a position as a part II architectural assistant at Foster + Partners, Sean has moved away from Cardiff to London to start the next stages of his architectural journey.
Post MArch trip around the Entire Coast of Ireland – Dunquin Pier, Dunquin, Co. Kerry, Ireland
August 2018 – Sean’s latest journey takes him on a trip around the circumference of the island of Ireland. This road trip visits the traditional tower houses in the southern counties; the majesty and extremes of the Wild Atlantic Way; the northern Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland and back down through the historically thriving industrial east coast cities of Belfast of Dublin.