Joe Junius, AIA, LEED AP
Joe Junius, AIA, LEED AP
Senior Associate/Project Designer
As Senior Associate, Joe collaborates on the Client Experience Strategies for Aria Group, as well as leading our Social Purpose efforts. As a Project Designer, he enjoys the many challenges of a project by leading design from concept to completion. He values a collaborative effort with the client, contractors and the rest of his team to create unique and inspirational spaces. Joe takes a comprehensive approach in the details of a project to help maintain the focus of bringing ideas to fruition within the project budget and timeline.
Some of Joe’s recent client work includes Amy’s Drive Thru, Sancerre Hospitality, Quartino, Hawthorne Racecourse & Casino, Protein Bar & Kitchen, and Barrel Club. He has also brought his socially responsible aspirations into Aria Group, collaborating with our team on reduced fee or pro-bono projects for local organizations: Oak Park/River Forest Food Pantry, Rush Hospital Occupational Therapy, House in Austin and Sarah’s Inn. Joe feels that everyone needs good design and is happy to help where he can.
Joe joined Aria Group in 2006. He was promoted to Project Designer in 2017, Associate in 2020, and Senior Associate in 2023. Joe is a licensed architect, LEED AP and member of the American Institute of Architects. Joe is passionate about social issues and co-founded the non-profit food.empowerment.design. He uses his commercial kitchen design knowledge to empower individuals by creating design solutions to better deliver food to the hungry. Joe is a runner and avid water-skier in his free time. He looks for the best side in everyone and is a lifelong optimist.
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