Lamar Johnson Collaborative Welcomes Sean Brown as Life Science Market Leader

BOSTON, MA (April 17, 2024) – Lamar Johnson Collaborative (LJC) today announced Sean Brown has joined the full-service architecture firm as Life Science Market Leader. Working in collaboration with Clayco’s integrated AEC business, Brown will lead the expansion of the firm’s integrated design and engineering services in that sector.

“As a demonstrated industry and technical leader with experience developing biopharmaceuticals for clinical and commercial operations, Sean brings a wealth of expertise that will accelerate our gains in this high-growth area for the firm,” said LJC Chief Executive Officer, Sarah Jacobson.

Brown has 25 years of experience in life sciences process and facility design, including almost two decades at AstraZeneca and Bristol Myers Squibb, in progressive engineering leadership roles. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President, Operations for an emerging biotech company. In his new role at LJC, Brown will focus on developing new business, expanding the firm’s operational scope, and supporting existing projects in close collaboration with fellow Life Science team members.

Brown is one of several new additions to LJC’s Life Sciences team, which recently welcomed Mary Sturgeon, AIA, a Principal and Senior Project Manager based in Chicago; Steve Hackman, AIA, a Senior Life Science Lab Planner working out of the firm’s Overland office; and Andy Wilkinson, Director of Aseptic Fill Finish located in Kansas City, Mo.

A rapidly growing area for the firm, LJC’s Life Sciences team has amassed a significant portfolio that includes a Pfizer R&D facility in Chesterfield, Mo.; and an innovative office and bioresearch lab at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center campus in Creve Coeur, Mo.; and the Arkansas Research and Technology Park in Fayetteville, Ark., in addition to numerous active greenfield and expansion projects throughout the US.

“LJC’s life sciences team is best-in-class, and I’m looking forward to working with my new colleagues to build upon the firm’s large and growing body of work,” Brown said. “It’s gratifying to join a firm with the expertise and resources to take on the sort of large-scale projects that will undoubtedly make the world a better place for people suffering with unmet medical treatment.”

Brown holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from University of Massachusetts and a business process management certificate from University of Warwick. His past and current professional affiliations include International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering’s Boston chapter, American Society for Testing Materials Pharmaceutical Standards Committee and the Parenteral Drug Association.


Lamar Johnson Collaborative (LJC) is a full-service, integrated architecture and design firm. LJC is committed to elevating the art and science of architecture and improving design delivery through collaboration. As an integrated design practice, the firm offers architecture, interior design, urban planning, landscape architecture, sustainability, and quality assurance services through offices in Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and St Louis. As a subsidiary of Clayco, a national design-build construction firm, LJC utilizes a full-service approach to inform design delivery, going beyond traditional quality assurance by ensuring benefits of the design-build delivery method in projects regardless of actual delivery method.

Founded in 1999, LJC combines collective experiences to promote an inclusive culture, recognizing the true value of diversity and the synergy that it brings. For more information, contact Sarah Jacobson at [email protected].