Kelly Castellano, AIA
Lead Architect
kelly@ewparchitects.com
(630) 580-3104

Kelly Castellano, AIA

Lead Architect

Accredited Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Licensed Architect in Illinois. Registered Interior Designer in Illinois. Leed Accredited Professional, NCARB certified.

To Me, EWP is… A team of wildly creative people committed to the development of workplace environments. We work for tenants, landlords and leasing teams to realize functional and inspiring office spaces along with the building amenities that support them. Above all else we are problem solvers, guiding our clients towards the “right answer”. An answer unique to each client and each environment.

How I came to architecture and design… An only child of a mining family, my childhood was filled with international travel. I was blessed to see some of the world’s most iconic built works before I hit double digits. I believe it was this early exposure to history, art and construction that bred the respect I have for architecture and design. Early on, I saw the power built works had to affect a visitor’s mood and movement, shaping the city around it. I appreciated the unique complexities of construction and design in different countries and the way those details could speak to the culture that created them. Always a creative kid, I spent most of my youth painting, sculpting, and crafting. When it came time to find a career, I saw architecture and interior design as a way to translate my love of art into the physical environment. A way to literally sculpt the world around me.

My role at EWP… As a Licensed Lead Architect at EWP, my role is a primary client contact, guiding clients through every stage of the project from conception through completion. Also, a registered interior designer, I am pivotally engaged in the collaborative visioning and design phases working to create exceptional environments that speak to each client’s needs. With 8 years of experience working solely in commercial interiors, I can draw from experience and knowledge of market trends to deliver beautiful, functional, and profitable spaces.

Outside of EWP… My time outside of the studio is spent chasing a rambunctious toddler and catching up on the latest documentaries.

“I saw architecture and interior design as a way to translate my love of art into the physical environment.”