Matthew Clarke, AIA
Matthew Clarke, AIA
Senior Associate/Project Manager
As Senior Associate, Matt collaborates on the Financial Strategies for the firm. As Project Manager, Matt oversees all aspects of the design and construction process of his projects, including navigating complex challenges which often include structural modifications, new HVAC systems, specialized acoustics, and working closely with lighting consultants. Matt’s professionalism and level-headed approach to his work instills confidence in clients and contractors alike.
Some of his recent projects include Palmer House Hilton, Chicago Fire Pitch, Carmine’s, Tupelo Honey Café, Stanford Grill, and various Protein Bar locations. Other notable projects include a mix of large and small entertainment and restaurant projects such as the Hawthorne Casino & Racecourse, Blue Chip Casino Music Club and Sports Bar, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Foodease, Viper Alley – a concert and entertainment venue in Lincolnshire, IL; Lettuce Entertain You concepts Paris Club & Studio Paris, Bub City; various Chicago Hilton food and beverage projects, and small independent concepts like Old Republic, Alexander’s, Swirlcup & OMG! Brunch & Boutique.
Matt joined Aria Group in March 2008 as a Project Coordinator and was promoted to Project Manager in 2010. He was promoted to Associate in 2018 and Senior Associate in 2023. Matt is a licensed Architect in the State of Illinois and a member of the American Institute of Architects. Prior to his tenure at Aria Group Architects Matt worked for Wight & Company. He started there as an Intern Architect and achieved the position of Project Architect. During that time he worked on several notable projects, such as the Atlantic Fleet Drill Hall at Great Lakes Naval Base where he acted in the role of Project Architect for the United States Navy project, a project which achieved Gold Certification with LEED NC 2.2.