Sean Hegstad, LEED AP, Architect Haven Design Workshop is the culmination of years of inspiration and aspiration for Sean.  "Building my own home has allowed me to better understand the way space affects those who live within the design, how important sticking to a budget is, and how smart choices in design directly affect the final cost of construction.  "This has also helped me listen better to the clients’ needs, especially getting all parties to provide feedback on their design,” says Sean. "Good design is about taking the client's desires and creating something that exceeds their dreams — within their budget."  

Sean Hegstad, LEED AP, Architect

Haven Design Workshop is the culmination of years of inspiration and aspiration for Sean. 

"Building my own home has allowed me to better understand the way space affects those who live within the design, how important sticking to a budget is, and how smart choices in design directly affect the final cost of construction. 

"This has also helped me listen better to the clients’ needs, especially getting all parties to provide feedback on their design,” says Sean. "Good design is about taking the client's desires and creating something that exceeds their dreams — within their budget."

 

Sean Hegstad, LEED AP, Architect

Education/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Architecture, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI 1997
  • Washington State - Architecture License 2001
  • LEED Accredited Professional 2009
  • NCARB Certificate 2012

Professional Experience:

  • Haven Design Workshop, President/Architect 2008-Present
  • JWR Design Inc., VP/Architect 2004-2008
  • Sean Hegstad Architect, President/Architect 2003-2004
  • Pelletier + Schaar Architecture, Architect 2001-2003
  • Zervas Group Architects, Project Manager and Design Technician 1997 -2001
  • Residential and Commercial Construction Work 1992-1997

Relevant Projects:

  • Northwest Indian College (NWIC) Cooperative Extensions Building
  • Bellingham Cancer Clinic (Feasability & Rendering w/TGBa Architects)
  • Various types of Residential Design including several Built Green or pending LEED Certification
  • Child Care and Adult Education Building for Whatcom Community College*
  • Blaine Boating Center and Gatehouses for the Port of Bellingham*
  • Remodel and Tenant Improvement of the 78,000sf Bellingham Ice Arena for the Port of Bellingham and WoodStone Inc.

Affiliations:

  • Sustainable Connections
  • AIA Board Member 2003-2005
  • EAGLE Board – Ferndale 2009-Current

Honors:

  • NWAIA Honor Award, Woodstone Tenant Improvement*
  • NWAIA Honor Award, Toolhouse Tenant Improvement*
  • National Director of the American Institute of Architecture Students 1996-97