F5: Prasoon Shrivastava On His Hometown, How He Centers Himself + Speed
Prasoon Shrivastava is Founder and CEO of Prasoon Design Studio, a new-age architecture and design firm with headquarters in Dubai and an office in India. With a background in construction and sustainability, Prasoon is an architect, an entrepreneur, and a storyteller. It’s his curiosity that’s guided the firm’s design approach since 2020. Individuals are encouraged to create architectural narratives connecting buildings to their community and context.
Prasoon Design Studio specializes in hospitality, residential, commercial, retail, and institutional projects. They deliver concepts rooted in environmental mindfulness, leveraging cutting-edge technologies and bio-climatic design to formulate architectural solutions. Under Prasoon’s guidance, the firm approaches each project as a marriage of art and conscience, with an end goal of optimizing market and environmental viability. The company strives to produce ethical architectural stories that encourage public interaction through form, function, and materiality.
Today, Prasoon is joining us for Friday Five!
1. Atul Hegde
Atul is my dear friend, mentor, and guide. From business to family and everything in between, he is someone that I often look to for guidance. There is no greater pleasure than being in the company of people who inspire and bring out the best in others. Fortunately for me, I don’t have to look very far.
2. My Hometown
I often venture back to my hometown, Jabalpur, for respite. I love its clear air, ample space for reflection, the nostalgia it brings back, and its mysterious spirituality. It has been the source of a lot of personal growth, and each trip invigorates me with energy that I am able to channel into my business and my life.
“It’s simple. Do it.”- Dwayne Johnson
The everyday stress of being an entrepreneur can quickly get out of hand. Working out regularly helps me counter that. Exercising in the morning helps set the mood and the energy for the entire day. It helps me focus better and maintain a creative thought process, which assists greatly in problem solving and innovative thinking. Even with frequent work trips in different time zones, working out is one thing that adds consistency to my routine.
4. Elon Musk
Elon Musk is a transformational leader who dares to dream big and achieve bigger. I admire his resolve to accomplish what no one ever has. Also, what he has been able to accomplish with EVs and SpaceX. It shows a lot of grit in character and reaffirms the fact that if you work hard enough with the right vision, anything is possible. In fact, I am currently reading a book on him right now and definitely hoping to take a page or two from it.
I’m a sucker for fast cars! I appreciate the celebration of speed in this fast-paced world.