David Nash, AIA
David Nash, AIA
Principal/Chief Operations Officer
As Principal and COO, Dave oversees business operations for Aria Group. He ensures our company is efficient and effective through refining process and implementing technology. Dave also leads one of the studios in the office – leading a group of exceptional design and technical teammates while working together to create exciting environments for clients. Strong relationships are key to a project’s success, not only within the Aria Group team, but with outside consultants as well. Dave values the relationships developed through each project and works to maintain a positive line of communication throughout the process. Dave believes in developing long client relationships, as the success of our firm is based off these relationships and those that grow from them.
Dave has been fostering our relationship with Los Angeles based California Pizza Kitchen since 2004, along with many others. He is currently also working with Gordon Ramsay North America, Caesar’s Entertainment, and Landry’s. He has worked with London based restaurant concepts such as Nando’s, Yo! Sushi, and Ping Pong Dim Sum. Working with these clients has provided invaluable experience in helping international clients establish their brands in the US. Large scale projects have ranged from the Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse in Chicago’s historic Esquire Theater, Hawthorne Casino & Racecourse, Blue Chip Casino, and the Brookfield Zoo Coast exhibit.
Dave joined Aria Group after graduating from school in 1995. He was promoted to Project Manager in 2001, was licensed in the State of Illinois in 2005 and became an Associate the same year. He was promoted Principal in 2023. Dave has been an AIA member since 2005.
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