Sean Clifton

MKA, Senior Principal


Sean Clifton is a Senior Principal at Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA), a 185-person, structural and civil engineering firm founded in 1920 and headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with a branch office in Chicago, Illinois.

Sean is a leader in MKA’s efforts in Southeast Asia and throughout North America, and an experienced engineer in both high-rise and Performance-Based Seismic Design towers, having personally led the design of over 40 high-rise projects. His diverse experience working on projects around the world has equipped Sean with an impressive skill set spanning multiple building typologies and construction materials. His most recent efforts include the study and implementation of Performance-Based Wind Design in high-rise buildings, a research effort championed by the MKA Foundation. A member of MKA’s High-Rise Structures, Concrete, Performance-Based Design, Sustainability,…

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