Victor Saroki, FAIA, is the president of Saroki Architecture, an award-winning architecture and interiors firm in Birmingham, Michigan, since 1983.
Victor was admitted to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 2000. With over 30 years in business, the firm has earned more than 60 design awards including the AIA Michigan Firm of the Year in 2007. Victor was also the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber Business Person of the Year in 2000, recipient of the Distinguished Architecture Alumni Award from Lawrence Technological University in 1998, and the Young Architect of the Year from AIA Detroit in 1994.
A graduate of the College of Architecture & Design at Lawrence Technological University, Victor received a Bachelor of Science in 1979, a Bachelor of Architecture in 1980, and was conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Architecture in 2008.
Focusing on the firm, Victor oversees all of the diverse work with projects including retail, hospitality, mixed-use, multiple residential, and custom residential. Works include the Royal Park Hotel, Birmingham Theater, ABC Harley Davison, Tribute Restaurant, Shenandoah Country Club, Plum Markets, and The District Lofts.
Active in the profession and the community, Victor currently serves on the Board of Trustees at LTU and is past president of AIA Michigan and AIA Detroit. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Chaldean Community Cultural Center.
Victor has been an invited speaker and a juror to LTU, the University of Michigan, University of Detroit-Mercy, Cranbrook Academy of Arts, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, and the Michigan Design Center. He has participated in many AIA juries including the National Interiors Jury. As part of the National AIA program, Victor chaired the AIA Detroit 150 year “Blueprint for America” committee and is the Regional College of Fellows representative for the national committee.
Extending his expertise to the community, Victor has served as a past board member with the America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Birmingham Community House, and the Birmingham YMCA.Victor and his wife, Michelle, started the firm together in 1983, and Michelle still plays an active role in marketing the firm. They currently live in Birmingham and have two children: Alex, who is an associate architect at the firm, and Adriana, who attends the University of Michigan.
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