Aria Group Architects, Inc. was formed in February 1989 by Jim Lencioni, Walter Pancewicz, Joe Vajda and Kathy Lencioni. Tom Smiciklas was made a principal in 1997 and Frank Cavanaugh in 2000. Our firm's goal is to provide personalized architectural and interior design services to our clients, which combine a high standard of design with fiscal responsibility. We are sensitive to the importance of staying within an established budget yet creating an imaginative and well balanced design that relates to the end user of the building as well as its surroundings. We perceive the construction of a project as a team effort with the owner, architect, contractor and consultants working together towards a common goal. This enables us to complete projects on time and within budget with few extras or change orders.
We are an architecture, interior design, and planning firm that specializes in
restaurants, hospitality, and entertainment projects. Aria Group has designed restaurant,
entertainment and hospitality projects in 42 states, Europe, Mexico, Middle East, Canada, and South
America. We are a recognized leader in the industry having designed over 1,600 restaurants alone.
We have long standing relationships with Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Inc. (23 years),
California Pizza Kitchen (21 years), PF Chang’s (15 years) and many more. Please review our
portfolio and project list for more details on our experience.