Akshay Srinivas

Akshay Srinivas

Champaign, IL, US

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I am an M. Arch-2020 graduate from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During the tenure, I have served as the Project Architect for Illinois Solar Decathlon-Build Challenge and the Co-President of Gargoyle Architecture Honor Society. With a 4.5-year professional experience in residential, institutional, and hospitality projects in India and the US-Midwest, I hold an architectural license in India.

At UIUC, I have concentrated on Building Performance and honed my skills in Building Envelopes, Integrated Systems, Building Simulation, and Parametric Biomimetic Design. Simultaneously, I have diversified my interests in Corporate Policies, Business Organization, and Commercial Real Estate Development.

While on my traveling expeditions, I love spending time between visualizing the ideal public space and learning about Modern architectural history. 



Illinois Solar Decathlon-Build Team, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, US, Teaching Assistant and previously Intern Architect

Note: For the student-run academic competition, I served as a Team Member from Jan 2019 to May 2019 and the Architecture Lead from May 2019 to May 2020. The professor mentor offered me a full-time summer internship to undertake the summer tasks and a Teaching Assistant position in Fall 2019 when the competition was registered as a course.

Architecture lead
1. Supervised preparation of design presentations, construction drawings, and specifications for a 1200-sq ft Net-Zero House, to be constructed in Champaign
2. Co-supervised inter-disciplinary Revit BIM coordination
3. Performed building performance analyses
4. Verified building code compliance based on IBC, Champaign codes, and Solar Decathlon Codes
5. Procuring sponsorship from building construction and interior manufacturers in and around Illinois

Teaching assistant: Supervise and grade student assignments for required coursework completion

May 2019 - Dec 2019

Self, New Delhi, IN, Freelance architect and Project manager

Supervised a team of architects, landscape, structure and MEP consultants and contractors in design, documentation, and construction of a 7500sq. ft holiday residence in New Delhi, India

Mar 2017 - Aug 2018

r+d studio, Delhi NCR, India, Junior Architect

Prepared concept development, design presentations, construction drawings, schedules, site and consultant coordination for a 100,000sq. ft hotel in India, 250,000sq. ft school in Dubai and hotels and residences in India

Aug 2016 - Nov 2017

Anagram Architects, Delhi NCR, India, Intern Architect

Prepared concept development, design presentations and construction drawings for a 25000 sq.ft single-family residence, along with multi-family housing units, resorts and urban renewal projects in India.

Jul 2015 - Mar 2016


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, US, MArch, Architecture

Concentrated on Building Performance with the design of an Integrated supertall building, biomimetic parametric pavilion, and a race car museum. Other subjects included Real Estate Development, Foundation of Business, Business Policy and Strategy, Structural Systems and History and Theory of Architecture.

Co-President of Gargoyle Architecture Honor Society

Aug 2018 - May 2020

Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Delhi NCR, India, BArch, Architecture

Design Projects included Residence, Playschool, Mixed-use building, Urban Design-Conservation of a contemporary heritage city, Vernacular settlement study, Transit Hub, and TOD. Other subjects: Building construction, History and Theory of architecture, Lighting, HVAC and other building services, Urban Planning

Aug 2011 - Jun 2016

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