Michael Velko, AIA
Michael Velko, AIA
As Project Architect, Mike oversees quality control of construction documents for the studio and serves as a liaison between Project Coordinators and Project Managers. He collaborates with the team on the development of construction documents and provides technical and construction expertise. Mike coaches, mentors, and educates staff in regard to code and technical knowledge. He works mostly with Topgolf and Shake Shack projects.
Mike joined Aria Group in 2012 as a Project Coordinator and was promoted in 2019 to Project Architect. His experiences over the years include being a principal at Architectural Services Enhancement, and Architect at Healy Bender & Associates. Mike is passionate about social issues and is involved in Shriners Hospitals for Children and Habitat for Humanity, to name a few.
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