Sean Clifton Named an ENR Top 25 Newsmaker

Join MKA in honoring Senior Principal Sean Clifton, who has been named an Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top 25 Newsmaker for 2022! ENR editors selected this group of change-makers for their leadership in making their industry and communities better places to live and work.

Sean’s nomination from ENR comes in recognition of pioneering work in advancing Performance-Based Wind Design (PBWD), a methodology that aims to increase safety and reliability while reducing materials, costs, and embodied carbon in high-rise structures. As the Principal-in-Charge for the structural design of 321 West 6th Street—a 671-foot-tall mixed-use tower in Austin, Texas—he spearheaded the use of PBWD in the tower’s design, making it the first American skyscraper built using this standard.

Sean joined MKA in 2008. He currently oversees the firm’s efforts in Southeast Asia and leads the design of many of the MKA’s Performance-Based Design towers.

Sean and the other ENR Newsmakers will be honored during the organization’s Award of Excellence Gala on April 13 at Pier 60 in New York City. Read more about the honor online here.

Congratulations, Sean!

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