Caitlin Gurra

Managing Director | Licensed Architect

In her 8 years with Chipman Design Architecture, Caitlin Gurra has acted as both Project Manager and Project Architect for numerous custom and prototypical ground-up and custom in-line restaurant locations. She has a wealth of restaurant knowledge to help current and new clients develop and improve upon processes to help them stay organized and understand all the needs that go hand-in-hand with implementing a restaurant in difficult spaces.

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She has been successful at leading and expanding current client teams by implementing processes and protocols that create efficiencies and serve as mentoring opportunities for younger staff.

In addition to skilled coordination with clients and contractors, Caitlin has also taken a leadership role in the firm's onboarding and process program by collaborating with team members to better understand the needs and necessities to make onboarding less daunting and more efficient.  Caitlin's primary objectives are building strong client relationships, thinking like an owner, and driving process.

Caitlin graduated from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies and is a licensed architect.