Featured Architect: Sean Lockyer, Studio AR&D

Studio AR&D is a national firm based out of Los Angeles and Palm Springs, California. The Palm Springs office serves clients in Palm Desert, Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, and elsewhere throughout the area and state.

Schnabel Family Retreat, Palm Springs, 2015

Headed by Architect Sean Lockyer, AR&D offers services in architecture design, landscape design, fabrication and construction. AR&D’s work has been featured in many online and print publications, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Dwell Magazine, and Houzz.

982 Balboa Circle, Palm Springs, 2011

Below are links to a few of the many published articles about the work of Studio AR&D:

ATOMIC RANCH Magazine - Summer 2016


The LOS ANGELES TIMES - March 2016


The NEW YORK TIMES - February 2016


HOUZZ - October 2015


PALM SPRINGS LIFE Homes - May/June 2015


DWELL Magazine - March 2015


DESERT Magazine/The DESERT SUN - September 2012


Sagebrush Residence, Palm Springs, 2009

Sean Lockyer is an Architect Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), a member of the Society of American Registered Architects (SARA), a member of the California Preservation Foundation, and serves as a board member for the Advancement Council to the College of Architecture and the Built Environment (Philadelphia University).

Prior to receiving a Bachelor in Architecture at the Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA, Sean Lockyer lived and studied in Rome, Italy. Since earning his degree in 1998, Sean worked as both lead designer and project manager for various firms in Philadelphia PA, New Orleans LA, and in Southern California.

F5 Residence, Indian Wells, 2009

Currently, Sean is furthering his practice of Design and Building of various contemporary projects, both residential and commercial. Designs of these projects are focused in a contemporary architectural style that explores and incorporates today’s modern materials and construction methods in a way that responds to various social and environmental issues affecting our society today.

421 S. Cahuilla Road, Palm Springs, 2009

Studio AR&D Architects has produced over 30 buildings in the diverse communities of Palm Springs, Los Angeles, and nationwide. Projects are currently in development in California, Canada, and Pennsylvania.

Recently, the firm’s work in the Custom Home sector has garnered much attention, received many awards (2013 Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada; Residential Design Honor Award, the 2012 PS ModCom award for Excellence in New Modern Design, etcetera) and has been published extensively.

Fiddleneck-Kemp Residence, Palm Desert, 2013

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