Chris Gorney, Director of Creative Sourcing and Procurement at Architecture Firm RDC in Long Beach

RDC is excited to share the promotion of Sean Slater, AIA, to the position of Senior Principal, announced Mitra Esfandiari, AIA, partner with RDC. Slater is the principal-in-charge of RDC’s San Diego office. 

 “Sean collaborates as a placemaking and mixed-use leader, exemplifying RDC’s firmwide values of great work and cultivating growth, while doing the right thing,” said Esfandiari. “Sean led the opening and expansion of RDC’s Hillcrest Design Center office, and he has been instrumental in expanding RDC’s national placemaking and mixed-use practice with new projects in Texas and Florida.” 

As a registered architect in numerous states and with over 25 years of practicing architecture in Los Angeles, Berkeley, Atlanta, and Austin—Slater’s current projects include Horton Plaza, Fashion Valley, and a Luxury Mixed-Use Development project in affluent South Florida. 

Slater is a sought-after thought leader, taking a strong role in community and speaking engagements. He is a member of the Board of Directors of RDC-S111, Inc., the parent company of RDC, and a member of the Board of Directors at the San Diego LGBT Center. He is also an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), serving as co-chair of the National Entertainment Development Council. He has been featured in ABC10 News San Diego, The San Diego Business Journal, and the San Diego Union Tribune for his recent work in Campus at Horton with Stockdale Capital Partners. He was also a guest on Arch Daily’s Design Disruption Podcast hosted by Sam Lubell, on the subject of the reinvention of mall properties in 2020. 

Join us in congratulating Sean!