Primary Office:

2514 West Peterson Avenue

Chicago, IL 60659

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Andrew Foster


Principal & Sr. PM

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies - University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign

Andrew Foster has been working with Atul Karkhanis Architects, Ltd. since 2000.  He is a Licensed Project Architect and a Senior Project Manager.  His responsibilities include client interactions, consultant coordination, construction document production and detailing, as well as construction administrative services.

Ani Tipnis

Senior Associate / PM

Master of Architecture - University of New Mexico - Alberquerque

Ani Tipnis has been with the firm since 1998 and is one of the lead project managers.  His responsibilities include project start-up, client coordination, project detailing, and management of project documents.

Daniel Strauss


Project Architect

Master of Architecture -

Master of Civil Engineering -

Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

Daniel Strauss has been a member of Atul Karkhanis Architects, Ltd. since 2012.  His duties include drafting, client interaction, signage management, and support for production of construction documents.

Atul P. Karkhanis


Founding Principal & President

Master of Architecture - University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign

Atul Karkhanis is the principal and founder of Atul Karkhanis Architects, Ltd. and has been a practicing architect in the Chicago area since 1983.  He is a licensed architect in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Arizona, Texas, Utah, and Colorado.  He is also a licensed Interior Designer in the state of Georgia.  Atul is a LEED Accredited professional.  His work has been published both nationally and internationally. He served as Commissioner on the Zoning Board of Appeals for the City of Park Ridge and served as a Chairman until 2019.He was also a senior faculty member at the Illinois Institute of Art where he taught lighting and restaurant design.

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