Sean Porter, Class of 2017Sean Porter, LPW Class of 2017
Owner, Loveless Porter Architects

Tell us a little about your job:

I am an Architect lacking love, hence the name…but not only that, I am an owner, provider of inspiration, and your village architect. We have been in Historic Manassas for years and will be for many more.

What’s new since you graduated from LPW?

Time flies by, I now have a son in college who is turning 21 and one turning 18 this year. Also, we have finally relocated to our new offices, designed by Loveless Porter Architects!

What is your favorite LPW memory?

The first night at the retreat…I can’t say anything more than that. But also getting to see my classmates every month to learn and then hang out.

How has Leadership Prince William helped you get to where you are today?

In Architecture school, they should have said “if you plan on owning a firm, you should take personnel management classes”, but they did not. So until I graduated LPW, I was winging it with my employees. Although not easy, I am trying to apply my quad emergenetics to the management structure. This allows me to react appropriately to my employee attributes. Still a work in progress…

What does leadership mean to you?

“It may be hard, but not impossible” is a motto I have in my office foyer. To lead is to make mistakes and grow from them in hard situations. No person or project is perfect; it is how you lead your team through the difficult situations and arrive at a positive outcome.

Any final thoughts?

Our class motto was going to be “It took 10 years to Get it Right” but ultimately “Lead by X-ample” was selected.

“If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time.”