Dan Bernatek, AIA
Dan Bernatek, AIA
Principal/Chief Human Resources Officer
As Principal and Chief Human Resources Officer, Dan oversees our Human Resources team and our People/Talent Development strategies. He takes an active interest in employee training and preserving our office culture.
Dan also leads one of the studios in the firm. Within the studio, he attempts to create a collaborative atmosphere with all employees to achieve the best overall end result. The same approach is taken with each project team, utilizing the expertise of consultants, contractors and clients to meet all the project goals in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Dan has been involved with a variety of projects over the years; from P.F. Chang’s China Bistro and Kona Grill to more recently Catalina, Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurants, Piccolo Buco, and PopStroke.
Dan joined Aria Group in 1995 and takes pride that Aria Group has been his first and only firm since graduation. He was promoted to Project Architect in 2001 and has since been named Associate in 2005, Senior Associate in 2018 and Principal in 2023. He became a licensed architect in the state of Illinois in 2000 and is currently licensed in multiple states across the country.
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