Akshay Srivastava

Akshay Srivastava
Designer
akshay@ewparchitects.com
(773) 377-5091

Akshay Srivastava

Designer

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies & Master of Architecture degrees from The University of Illinois. Licensed Architect in Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Tennesse, Oaklahoma, & Texas. Registered Interior Designer in Illinois. City of Chicago Self-Cert Architect. Leed Accredited Professional, NCARB certified.

To me, EWP is… A team of extremely creative heads collaborating to design and build the finest workplace setups. It is a close-knit community working to deliver full service architectural interior jobs to provide bespoke workspaces for our clients. With creative capabilities and strategic thinking, we help our clients with an undying interior environment that sculpts their identity and experience. Above all, we believe in designing to differentiate and add value to the community.

How I came to architecture and design… Born and raised in India, the engineer in me always existed. As a curious kid growing up, how stuff works and how things come together always intrigued me. Carrying around a screwdriver and dismantling everything in the house was one of my favorite hobbies and my mother’s worst nightmare. My first foray into design drawings came from watching Tom and Jerry, where Tom used to create blueprints to catch Jerry, which made me create my own small models and drawings as a kid. The creative gene in me was instilled by my father who paints murals and art pieces for friends and family, and my grandfather who used to paint abstract paintings which always puzzled me but stimulated my child brain. Marrying the two, architecture was the perfect profession for me utilizing both sides of my brain and exploring my interests further.

Architecture and design for me is a way of expression, it is a second language which I use to translate my innate passion into tangible reality.

My role at EWP… As a designer in the firm, my primary focus is to coordinate and manage visual production of our projects. My contribution on the project team is to curate the virtual representation of the spaces we design while helping with construction drawings.

Outside of EWP… My time away from the design board is spent working out in the gym and indulging in the latest movies or documentaries.

“Architecture and design for me is a way of expression, it is a second language which I use to translate my innate passion into tangible reality.”