Learn more about how Chipman Design is leading the way In Post-COVID-19 architectural design

A Modern Architectural Design Firm With History

Interior of the Timeout Market with a glass ceiling with rafters
Open welcome area in a hotel lobby
Exterior of Chic-Fil-A during the evening
Exterior of Jeni's Ice Creams
Counter at Mejuri with succulents behind it
Meeting room at Ulta corporate headquarters with a glass wall
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Chipman Design Architecture turns today’s vision into tomorrow’s design.

With over forty years of architectural design history and a viewpoint focused on the future, our firm is for anyone seeking a novel approach. We strive to build extraordinary experiences in physical environments on a national scale.

While we value pencil to paper, we integrate the latest technology to innovate the design process.

Our team members are developed from within to ensure that they are operating at the top of their game.

Grow your presence on a national scale through architecture and design.

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Collaboration. Partnership. Community.

Chipman Design Architecture is a people-first, family-owned firm composed of innovators, architects, and interior designers who love collaborating, breaking boundaries, and creating spaces for tomorrow. We think about the future in regards to organizational structure, parametric design, and the ways in which we can foster community. We understand the value in improving both front and back of house efficiencies to create a better work environment for our client's team members.

Our focus is on designing to meet all of our client's goals: budget, sustainability, longevity. We are at our most satisfied when we can create extraordinary physical experiences for the guest which are not only worth sharing, but also returning to for the long term.

From concept to ribbon cutting.

Driven by sustainable, long-term solutions, we offer best in class client services, architectural design, and ethics in practice. We think visually. But, we also handle program management, conceptual design sprints, and process mapping with ease.

Consultation + Strategy

Before putting pen to paper, we like to identify a common communication style and define project goals. With these established, we develop the design and visual language of the space, discovering how your brand will be imbued within every physical element.

Construction Documents
+ Oversight

Working hand in hand with our Engineers, we deliver fully coordinated architectural and engineering documents nationally (licensed in every state). Partnering with your team throughout construction, we are a resource to your General Contractor from breaking ground to cutting the ribbon.

Permit + City Liaison

Our team of experts have worked with building departments all across the nation to ensure safety standards are met through full code compliance. Every municipality has its own unique process and personality, and we make it our priority to understand it.

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Why we do it

We believe that human behavior is inherently structural, and our ability to navigate creative and practical solutions allows us to be the ultimate connector between the public and their experience with an environment.

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Chipman Design Architecture has been built on the foundation of architectural expertise and innovative design, but what I am most proud of is our commitment to growing our vibrant, diverse teams throughout this country. This is the future of CDA.
— Lauren Chipman
Chief Executive Officer

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Architecture to me is not about objects of design, it’s about creating environments and space that will enhance people’s lives.
— John A. Chipman
Founder and chairman

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Community + Culture

Chipman Design Architecture has been certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by WBENC as of 2020. We are proud to build teams from qualified candidates regardless of their gender, background, race, religion or sexual orientation as a step towards true equality in the workplace. Our team meets or exceeds all benchmarks of architecture and design fields within the US.

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The Work

Maddon's Post

Wright Campus

Wright Campus

Shake Shack

Shinola

Waterton - Vida

Culver Academy

wagamama

Ulta Beauty Corporate Office

Ulta Beauty

Time Out Market

TBD Bar + Social

Sophie's at Saks Fifth Avenue

Showplace Icon Theatres - Bar and Dining

Seasons

Sbarro

RPM Italian

River North Park

Red Robin Burger Works

Red Robin

Old Navy

O'Hare International Food Court

Nutella Cafe

Noodles & Company

New Balance

Modernist Woodland Retreat

Mendocino Farms

Mejuri

Make Room for Truman

Maddon's Post

Lost Dunes Golf Club

Lake Barrington Woods

Kellogg's NYC

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Intermix

Fusion Academy

Hotel Versey

Helly Hansen

Hampton Inn & Suites Bridgeview Chicago

Guzman Y Gomez

Granato's Gourmet Market

Golf Tower

Lexus of Highland Park

Dutch and Doc's

DFASS Airport Retail

Chick-fil-A

Chicago Cubs Flagship Store

Chicago Blackhawks Flagship Store

Cambria Hotel Chicago Loop

Buddy's Pizza

Banana Republic

Athleta

Chick-fil-A

Banana Republic

Wright Campus

Shake Shack

Shinola

Waterton - Vida

Culver Academy

wagamama

Ulta Beauty Corporate Office

Ulta Beauty

Time Out Market

TBD Bar + Social

Sophie's at Saks Fifth Avenue

Showplace Icon Theatres - Bar and Dining

Seasons

Sbarro

RPM Italian

River North Park

Red Robin Burger Works

Red Robin

Old Navy

O'Hare International Food Court

Nutella Cafe

Noodles & Company

New Balance

Modernist Woodland Retreat

Mendocino Farms

Mejuri

Make Room for Truman

Maddon's Post

Lost Dunes Golf Club

Lake Barrington Woods

Kellogg's NYC

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Intermix

Fusion Academy

Hotel Versey

Helly Hansen

Hampton Inn & Suites Bridgeview Chicago

Guzman Y Gomez

Granato's Gourmet Market

Golf Tower

Lexus of Highland Park

Dutch and Doc's

DFASS Airport Retail

Chick-fil-A

Chicago Cubs Flagship Store

Chicago Blackhawks Flagship Store

Cambria Hotel Chicago Loop

Buddy's Pizza

Banana Republic

Athleta

Kellogg's NYC

Wright Campus

Shake Shack

Shinola

Waterton - Vida

Culver Academy

wagamama

Ulta Beauty Corporate Office

Ulta Beauty

Time Out Market

TBD Bar + Social

Sophie's at Saks Fifth Avenue

Showplace Icon Theatres - Bar and Dining

Seasons

Sbarro

RPM Italian

River North Park

Red Robin Burger Works

Red Robin

Old Navy

O'Hare International Food Court

Nutella Cafe

Noodles & Company

New Balance

Modernist Woodland Retreat

Mendocino Farms

Mejuri

Make Room for Truman

Maddon's Post

Lost Dunes Golf Club

Lake Barrington Woods

Kellogg's NYC

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Intermix

Fusion Academy

Hotel Versey

Helly Hansen

Hampton Inn & Suites Bridgeview Chicago

Guzman Y Gomez

Granato's Gourmet Market

Golf Tower

Lexus of Highland Park

Dutch and Doc's

DFASS Airport Retail

Chick-fil-A

Chicago Cubs Flagship Store

Chicago Blackhawks Flagship Store

Cambria Hotel Chicago Loop

Buddy's Pizza

Banana Republic

Athleta

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