A FREE Webcast - Outdoor Dining
Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 1:00 PM (Central)
Post-pandemic, outdoor dining has become as popular across the United States as it is in Europe. This webinar will discuss current trends, weather, regional concerns, and best practices in designing and implementing outdoor dining areas.
FCSI members and certified foodservice professionals may earn a continuing education unit by registering and viewing the webcast and then completing a short quiz.
Editor in Chief
Principal/Board of Directors
Aria Group Architects, Inc.
Studio Leader, Hospitality, Asset Strategy & Workplace
As Principal, Frank leads a talented team of architects and interior designers as a studio leader. As a member of the Board of Directors, he advises on the overall direction of the firm. Frank also is involved as a Project Designer on various small and large-scale projects, in particular Planning projects within the office.
In 1995 Frank joined Aria Group and was promoted to Principal in 2000. He began his career working at the office of Krueck and Olsen Architects. Frank moved on to the office of Lohan Associates where he became an Associate and Project Designer for several corporate and institutional projects including the DePaul Library in Chicago. In addition to producing architectural renderings for Aria Group’s designs, Frank also works at photography, drawing, plein air painting and studio painting. He has completed several painted mural commissions for his architectural clients as well as other publicly displayed work and is a member of the Oak Park Art League.
Passionate about storytelling through design, Shay has spent the last 20 years of his career crafting hospitality spaces that have redefined the guest experience. Shay believes that to create a memorable space for guests, the right materials, details, and layouts need to be incorporated to evoke the appropriate level of comfort and excitement. With a proven track record for delivering successful projects, Shay has gained experience building practices and supporting their short and long-term growth. At NELSON, Shay leads a multi-disciplinary studio across the workplace, asset strategy, and hospitality teams and is responsible for building client relationships to grow the firm’s portfolio. He oversees projects, manages teams, and delivers innovative results while working alongside the NELSON team to offer clients new and exciting concepts for the industry.