Jennifer Ambrose, NCIDQ
Jennifer Ambrose, NCIDQ
As Project Designer, Jen leads project teams to develop cohesive designs throughout the entire project process – from concept design through schematic design, design development, construction drawings, specifications and construction administration. Jen strongly believes all great designs begin with a simple sketch. This philosophy has held true as she has been able to cross over into other design fields throughout her career including architecture, interior design, brand imaging, graphic design, web design, and fine art. It has always been important for Jen to maintain the mindset of both an artist – accomplished in hand sketching, and an interior designer – with technical knowledge of strong computer design skills. Her knowledge of how to fuse both talents enable her to guide the team in creating truly unique designs tailored to the client’s brand, project goals, and budget.
Jen joined Aria Group in 2016 as a Senior Designer and returned in 2021 as a Project Designer. She has been a student of architecture and fine arts since childhood. After college, Jen began her career at Walt Disney Imagineering in Florida where she learned a strong foundation in the storytelling conceptual approach to design. Prior to her time at Aria, she was an associate and lead designer for Aumiller Youngquist, as well as working at Dacre & Youngquist, and owning her own creative firm O’Sketch Studio. Some examples of her project experience prior to Aria include Lyric Opera of Chicago, Museum of Science and Industry, and Marriott Hotels. During her time with Aria, Jen has worked with a variety of brands such as STK Steakhouse, Kona Grille, Bonci, Baker’s Crust, Roka Akor, BJ’s Brewhouse, and Turnstone Pizza.
Our design team hit the ground running on this one! An untimely change in project resources meant that our client was left without a designer and a fast-paced project timeline! Our design team jumped in and crafted an enlivened interior concept focusing on the area’s historic roots and the client’s vision of a high-end boutique […]Read More
Aria Group has been designing restaurants for over 34 years, but we recently experienced unique challenges while working on Amy’s Drive Thru in Roseville, California. Partnering with a client committed to the environment and social well-being enabled us the opportunity to design a restaurant with a Living Roof. Amy’s is the first Certified B Corporation […]Read More
We are kicking off our 2023 series of Meet the Team with introducing you to Jade Heiler! Jade is an experienced architectural designer and has been with us since late 2021. She has been a great asset to the team working on projects with a world-renowned chef that is expanding in the US market, as […]Read More
Welcome to another addition of the Meet the Team! Fatou has been with us since June 2019 and has quickly made her mark on our team by being a REVIT expert and is one of our BIM Coordinators. As an Architectural Designer, Fatou has a lot of involvement with the Dave & Buster’s brand, working […]Read More
Welcome to another edition of Meet the Team! This month, we would like you to meet Nathan Kiecker. Nathan is an Architectural Designer and has been a part of the Aria Group team since 2019. Recently, Nathan’s focus has been on several Shake Shack projects around the U.S. and his technical talents have been instrumental […]Read More