A respected innovator in restaurant, retail and hospitality, Chipman Design Architecture continues a legacy that began almost 70 years ago. It was in the early 1950’s that Albert B. Chipman established one of the first professional practices devoted to commercial planning and design. A generation later, Albert’s son John Chipman expanded the business from its initial staff of three to build the architecture firm Chipman Design, in 1979. His first initiative was to boldly incorporate developing computer technology. By the mid 1990s, state-of-the-art computer technology became one of the firm’s hallmark services. In 2019, CDA celebrated their 40th anniversary and today it is still family owned with John Chipman’s daughter, Lauren Chipman, leading the team into the 21st century.
Chipman Design has a proven track record of extraordinary design and is recognized throughout the industry for its expertise in creating engaging and future-facing retail environments. We are adept at tapping the latest innovation and navigating change, leveraging technology to keep us ahead of the competition. By exploring new ways to help clients bring their ideas to life, we organize our internal teams strategically to produce work that makes us all eternally proud. With a depth of experience and an eye to the horizon, we are able to clearly navigate the rapidly evolving competitive market landscape our clients face.
“Top 300 Architecture Firms” National Ranking
2019, 2018, 2017
Recognized Leaders in Prototype Design Development in the U.S.
Retail Design Institute “Store Design of the Year”
“Design Leaders: Retail’s Top 20” National Ranking
2016, 2015, 2014 2013, 2012
“Midwest Top Design Firms”
2019, 2018, 2017
“National Top Design Firms”
“Most Innovative Vignette” People’s Choice Award for Luxury Hotel Room
“Top Design Firms” National Ranking
2016, 2015, 2014
“Retail Leaders Under 40” Nelly Augustyn, Senior Managing Director
“Top 100 Hospitality Giants”