Sean C. S. Chiao, FAIA, MAUD ’88

Sean Chiao is an AECOM Fellow, driving AECOM’s commitment to global strategic projects, key clients, technical excellence, and thought leadership across its five Global Business Lines. Prior to serving as a Fellow, Sean was the Chief Executive of the Buildings + Places Global Business Line, where he actively oversaw global business operations and the mobilization of AECOM’s international talent, comprising over ten thousand individuals working in architecture and interiors, urbanism and planning, building and systems engineering, and cost and project management. With over 30 years of experience in urban design and management, Sean has spearheaded award-winning masterplans for new towns and the regeneration of existing urban landscapes across Asia, including the Kuala Lumpur River of Life; Metro Manila Bonifacio Global City in the Philippines; and Jinji Lake Suzhou Industrial Park new town in Suzhou, China.

Sean is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA), a Global Trustee of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a member of Asia Society’s Executive Committee, Council Member of Harvard University Graduate School of Design Dean’s Leadership Council, and Board Member of Harvard University’s Master in Design Engineering External Advisory Board.