Ilias Saoukbaev, AIA, LEEP AP
Ilias Saoukbaev, AIA, LEEP AP
As Project Manager, Ilias’ responsibilities include directing the project from inception to opening with special emphasis on schedule management, personnel management, and cost control. His organization, persistence to push projects forward, and attention to detail have been instrumental in delivering successful projects. His ability in providing open and clear communication with clients, staff, contractors, and consultants ensures that project goals are consistently met.
Ilias has worked on and managed multi-unit clients such as P.F. Chang’s, BJ’s Brewhouse, and Cooper’s Hawk, with restaurant locations throughout the country. He lead LEED certification for projects such as P.F. Chang’s in Corpus Christi, TX, which received a LEED-Gold certification. He also works with restaurant and entertainment clients such as Hacienda Colorado, Harkins Theatres, and Flight Club.
Ilias joined Aria Group Architects in June, 2007 as an architectural intern. In 2022, he was promoted to Associate. In 2016, Ilias became a licensed architect in the state of Illinois, and became a member of AIA. He has also received his LEED AP certification in 2010. On his days off, Ilias enjoys shooting architectural photography throughout Chicago. During the summer season he also crews on a sail team in various regattas on Lake Michigan.
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