Promotions: New Associates
Aria Group is excited to announce the promotion of a new class of Associates! Each has shown not only dedication to Aria, but also dedication to their projects, team, and our clients. Together they bring a combined 56 years of experience at Aria Group. They understand Design That Delivers. Most importantly, they are nice people to work with. Clients and co-workers like that – we all like that!
Brian Zielinski (16 years with Aria), Ilias Saoukbaev (15 years), Kristin Mrozinski (13 years), and Shannon Sterne (13 years) are taking the plunge into the wonderful and exciting world of firm ownership.
Each team member has added much value to Aria Group throughout their careers here. Some of the highlights of projects and clients they have worked with include: Topgolf, Gordon Ramsay North America, Landry’s, Topolobampo by Rick Bayless, Cooper’s Hawk, Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille, Amy’s Drive-Thru, Asian Table London, Limitless Coffee, and True Food Kitchen.
Please join us in congratulating our new Associates. We all look forward to seeing where they can take us next. Cheers! Check out more about our team on Our People page.
These are exciting times at Aria Group! Our firm will be celebrating its 34th anniversary on February 15th, 2023 and we begin our transition to a new chapter. Four of our current Principals, including our three founders – Jim Lencioni, Walter Pancewicz and Joe Vajda, along with Tom Smiciklas – will be stepping back from […]Read More
Aria Group is excited to announce the promotion of a new class of Associates! Each has shown not only dedication to Aria, but also dedication to their projects, team, and our clients. Together they bring a combined 56 years of experience at Aria Group. They understand Design That Delivers. Most importantly, they are nice people […]Read More
We are very excited for the announcement of Verdad — a new concept we are working on with Perry’s Restaurant Group. Since the conception of the idea, we have been working with Perry’s to develop the design and architecture of Verdad – as well as the branding design. Verdad is coming to Austin in Summer […]Read More
The yearly restaurant tour event – Tour the Trends – from rd+d magazine returned in 2022! The rd+d team hosts a group of architects, designers, developers and foodservice consultants for a behind-the-scenes tour of some of the newest and most interesting restaurants in Chicago. Our very own Project Designer – Elizabeth Kozlik – spoke to […]Read More
A new project from our long-time client Cooper’s Hawk — Esquire by Cooper’s Hawk — is featured in this month’s edition of rd+d Magazine. We were excited to partner with the Cooper’s Hawk team and bring this unique experience to life. This unique wine-tasting and restaurant experience features a Visiting Chef menu. The first chef […]Read More