Stephen Kent, AIA
Lead Architect
stephen@ewparchitects.com
(630) 580-3104

Stephen Kent, AIA

Lead Architect

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies & Master of Architecture from The University of Illinois. Licensed Architect in Illinois. Registered Interior Designer in Illinois.

To me, EWP is… A tight-knit community of architects and designers. We are a full-service architectural interiors firm with a direct specialization in workplace environments. Our primary goal is to provide leadership and guidance to the team throughout the architectural process. EWP is able to bring a vast pool of knowledge and experience to the table to assist with any questions or problems that may arise. Ultimately, our goal is to deliver a well-designed, highly-functional finished product that is enjoyed by those who use it.

How I came to architecture and design… I have always had a knack for creative things growing up as a child. But my pathway to architecture was a bit of trial and error. My interest in the technical aspect of design first sparked when I enrolled in a CAD course back in high school. I enjoyed the course content so much it got me thinking of how I could apply this to my future. This led me to my first opportunity at an MEP Consultant firm. The engineering side really struck a note with the technical side, but the creative side was still lacking. In transferring to architecture, I found a role that was fulfilling on all fronts.

My role at EWP… As a Lead Architect, my official role is to manage projects, overseeing them from conception to completion. I have a heavy hand in the scheduling and detailing of each project, but also collaborate with the project team to create a cohesive design. Outside of my typical Lead Architect duties, I assist with some of the more technical items throughout the office such as code compliance, lighting specification, and software management. I like to think that I bring a helping hand to those who need it.

Outside of EWP… I spend the majority of time hanging out with my beautiful daughter, Ava. In my spare time I enjoy cooking of all kinds, from baking to grilling, as well as catching up on the latest movies and TV shows.

“My interest in the technical aspect of design first sparked when I enrolled in a CAD course back in high school.”