Aria Group Architects Celebrates 30 Years
30 years ago Walt, Joe, Kathy and I started Aria Group in my home in Oak Park so we could “do our own thing”. We not only made a big first step in our own lives but were destined to affect 1,000’s of others in many ways. Over the years, we have had the pleasure to include on our staff hundreds of young architects and interior designers. Many have remained with our firm for over 20 years. Others have learned and moved on to new positions in the next stage of their careers. We have been able to create over 3,500 beautiful spaces and buildings throughout the U.S. and internationally that have positively changed the lives of our clients and their patrons. We have also been able to assist numerous non-profits with our pro bono work to help provide for those they serve. Our next generation of Principals and Associates look to the next 30 years to continue our work to make a positive difference in many lives through design.
President, Aria Group Architects, Inc.
Welcome to another addition of Meet the Team! Will Olds joined our team in August 2019, fresh off completing his master’s degree at Kansas State University. In Will’s time at Aria, he has worked on a wide variety of projects including True Food Kitchen, Cooper’s Hawk and most recently Shake Shack. Will has aided our […]Read More
Interior Courtyard Redevelopment Rendering While modern society looks towards the next shiny and new place to be, we often neglect to address our current spaces and how we use them. In an ever-expanding online world, shopping malls have taken a hit. With the effect of the pandemic this past year, the result has meant closures […]Read More
Stan’s Donuts Receives 2020 RD+D Award – Best New Prototype Runner-Up The annual RD+D Magazine Awards honor the best in restaurant design across seven categories. We are thrilled to announce that Stan’s Donuts & Coffee has been recognized in the Best New Prototype Category – Runner-Up. Check out the RD+D March/April 2021 issue here! A […]Read More
North Star Mall Opening Day 1960 (Express News Archives) Take a drive down the business highway in most mid-size towns, and odds are that you will inevitably pass by one of the great relics of a bygone era in American culture. The indoor mall was once the epicenter of shopping convenience and consumer capitalism in […]Read More
It is crazy to think it’s been over a year since the pandemic began and almost a year since our office started working remote. So much has happened. It has been the longest year, but also feels like it has flown by. As we dive into this new year and look forward to getting back to […]Read More