Akshay Sangolli brings remarkable multi-cultural and inter-disciplinary knowledge and zeal for innovation to WHR and its clients. He was awarded WHR’s coveted “Tradewell Fellowship” in 2012 and during his time at WHR, has worked on numerous projects and studies for clients such as Memorial Hermann, Houston Methodist, Hill Country Memorial and several others. His expertise lies in master-planning, programming, design and planning of healthcare facilities. He works closely with clients to gain insight into their wants, needs, and experiences, thus enabling him to design highly functional, warm and engaging spaces. Due to his outstanding dedication and performance, Akshay was promoted to Associate with the firm in 2013.
He completed his bachelors in architecture from RVCE, India and his masters in healthcare architecture from Texas A&M University. Akshay’s drive for excellence was evident when he was awarded the AIA Henry Adams Medal and Certificate, given to the top-ranking graduating student. He has consistently performed at the highest level of merit and has won several design competitions and awards like the AIA Design for Aging (New Urban Models for Aging) International Student Competition ’10 and the Healthcare Environment Awards ’12.
He trusts in the principle of Occam’s Razor - ‘the simplest explanation is usually the correct one’ and believes that only empirical knowledge can transform ‘free/ fanciful’ design concepts into meaningful architecture that is truly derived as a considered response to program, climate, technology, culture and site. Akshay actively participates in local and national ‘healthcare design’ dialogue to develop his knowledge of ‘patient-centered’ practices across the continuum of care and further his exploration of how architecture, as a form of living, can enhance human health, healing and well-being.