Elizabeth Kozlik, NCIDQ Elizabeth Kozlik headshot

Elizabeth Kozlik, NCIDQ
Project Designer

As Project Designer, Elizabeth’s focus is on creating dynamic designs that cater to each client’s unique brand identity.  Careful listening, creative processing, and an in-depth knowledge of all phases of restaurant and hospitality design & construction have led to successful project results, based on a valued client relationship.  She leads a team of talented designers and ensures the overall project vision is being met.

Some of the projects Elizabeth has been involved with since working at Aria Group are Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Dave & Buster’s, Taco Mac, Roanoke Restaurant & Club, Marriott Residence Inn Chicago Downtown, Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille, and Nando’s Canada.

She was hired by Aria Group in 2012 as an Interior Designer, promoted to Senior Interior Designer in 2014, and Project Designer in 2018. Prior to Aria Group, she worked at Solomon Cordwell Buenz as a Designer and at Interior Image Group as Director of Design.

Elizabeth Neuffer Liz Neuffer headshot

Elizabeth Neuffer
Project Designer

As Project Designer, Liz guides the project team from initial design concept through completion.  She plays a crucial lead role during the many design phases of a project. She also focuses on conceptual design, mentoring junior staff, and establishing design standards.  Liz values teamwork and ensuring the clients goals are being attained in terms of design and budget.  She enjoys developing new design ideas that have a timeless appearance and remain above the trends.

Liz has completed projects and worked with clients across the country and internationally, including:  Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, Landry’s, Gordon Ramsay North America, International Smoke, California Pizza Kitchen, Nando’s US & Canada, Slyman’s Tavern, Uptown Market, Iron Hill Brewery and Buddy’s Pizza.

Liz joined Aria Group in 2013 after working as an intern at Moss Design. Liz was promoted to Senior Designer in 2018 and Project Designer in 2022.


Elizabeth Plecha, RID

Elizabeth Plecha, RID
Project Designer

As Project Designer, Elizabeth guides the team from initial concept and programming through construction and final photography. She loves chasing challenges and believes in the power of working the puzzle to figure it out – you can always make something better. Elizabeth is fueled by collaboration. She appreciates and values the part that each team member brings to a process. Working with and mentoring a talented team drives Elizabeth to deliver at a higher level.

Elizabeth is a licensed and registered Interior Designer. Some projects Elizabeth has collaborated on with the Aria team include Topgolf, Shake Shack, Mastro’s, Protein Bar + Kitchen, Brown Bag Seafood Co, Roti Modern Mediterranean, Giordano’s, Terralina Crafted Italian, CIBC Fire Pitch, Marcus BistroPlex, Best Western Grant Park, and Supercharged Entertainment.

Elizabeth joined Aria Group in 2012 and was promoted to Senior Designer in 2015.  She rejoined Aria Group in 2021 and was promoted to Project Designer in 2022. Outside of her tenure with Aria, Elizabeth has collected design experience at Harken Interiors, SGW Interiors, O’Kelly Kasprak, and Aumiller Youngquist – in the retail, restaurant, hospitality, and country club sectors which she applies across all design challenges.