Sean Pichon, Founding Principal of PGN Architects

As the son of carpenter, Sean Pichon cultivated a curiosity for architecture early on. This curiosity, stemming from creating with lumber scraps, quickly transformed into a broad passion for the built environment.  He developed an appreciation for the artistic and technical intricacies of architecture. Armed with a hearty fascination for building, Sean embarked on a mission to unearth his full potential.

Originally from Los Angeles, Sean now resides in the Capitol Hill. He is married to Jamila Pichon and together they share two sons, Ethan (10) and Langston (6).  His journey to DC, place he now calls home, began when he elected to attend Howard University.  Upon graduating Magna Cum Laude from Howard in 1995, he embarked on a professional career with Deveraux and Purnell, PC.  A variety of award winning projects ensued, including the MCI Arena, Pepco’s Headquarters at Gallery Place, and the Washington Convention Center.  Sean later shifted to SOM DC, engaging in in countless design opportunities (i.e. the Patent and Trademark Office) and earning licensure. At SOM, he coincidentally met the founding partners of PGN Architects, PLLC.

PGN Architects is a DC based Architectural firm co-founded in 2004 with Jeffrey Goins and Cametrick Nesmith. Located across the historic Eastern Market,  PGN has since grown into a 16 person firm with an array of commercial projects such as Mathews Memorial Terrace, Shannon Place Office Building in Anacostia, the Maryland on H Street,  Adamo in Adams Morgan,  and Elysium 14 at 14th and U.

In addition to passion, conviction, and perseverance, Sean attributes his success to a collective of people surrounding him and fostering an environment where dreams can flourish. Sean continually strives to inspire and encourage those around him.