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.
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