Chipman Design Architecture



“Top 300 Architecture Firms” National Ranking

2016, 2015, 2014

“Top 250 Architecture Firms” National Ranking

2014, 2013, 2012



VMSD “Retail Renovation of the Year”

Chicago Magnificent Mile “Development of the Year”



Bowler’s Journal “Best Renovated Center”



Recognized Leaders in Prototype Design Development in the U.S.



“Top Restaurant Design Firms” Nationally Ranked #2 2016, #4 2015

“Top Architectural/Design Firms” National Ranking 2016, 2015. 2014

“Leading Commercial Architects” National Ranking 2013, 2012, 2011

“Top Commercial Architects” National Ranking 2010, 2009

“Top Architecture and Engineering Firms” National Ranking 2008

“Top Retail Architects and Engineers” National Ranking 2007



Park Ridge, Illinois

“Project of the Year” American Public Works Association



Book of Lists  Ranked #1 Architecture firm in the Chicagoland Area

2016, 2015, 2014, 2013



“Design Leaders: Retail’s Top 20” National Ranking

2016, 2015, 2014 2013, 2012



Alliance Bank / Harbert, Michigan

Flatlander’s Restaurant and Brewery (Interiors) / Lincolnshire, Illinois

Harbor Grand Hotel and Conference Center / New Buffalo, Michigan



“Midwest Top Design Firms” National Ranking 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013



“Most Innovative Vignette” People’s Choice Award for Luxury Hotel Room



“Top Design Firms” National Ranking 2016, 2015, 2014


LOST DUNES GOLF CLUB / Bridgman, Michigan

Planet Golf USA The Definitive Reference to Great Golf Courses in

America – Featured Project Cover Photograph

“Ten Best Contemporary Clubhouses in the World” The Golfer Magazine

“3rd Best New Private Course”  Golf Digest Magazine

“Interior Beauty of Wood Award”  Wood Works Magazine

Featured Project: Design Showcase – Resort + Recreation Magazine



“Top Retail Design Firms” National Ranking 2016, 2015

“Industry’s Leading Design Firms” National Ranking 2014, 2013, 2012

Recognized Leaders in Prototype Design Development in the U.S.


We are so thrilled to be the architect and design firm collaborating with TimeOut on this incredible, high-profile project in our hometown of Chicago, Illinois!

Creating Experiential Spaces with Virtual Reality

  • Architectural Systems, Inc. NY
  • December 2017

Chipman Design participated in the panel, "Creating Experiential Spaces with Virtual Reality".

Take 77,000 square feet in Times Square and create the ultimate, iconic brand experience!

Judges at RD+D Awards

  • RD+D
  • November 2017

CDA Design Principal, Jay Miranda, was a judge at this year's rd+d awards!

Our amazing Design Manager, Meg Stevens, spoke at BDNY 2017 about current hospitality trends in Senior Living as well as the intricacies of designing for and installing nationally in these communities.

Cambria Hotel & Suites on ABC Channel 7

  • ABC Channel 7
  • October 2017

Chipman Design's latest hotel project, Cambria Hotel & Suites, was on abc Channel 7 for a feature.

Shaping the Future of Foodservice

  • MUFSO Conference
  • October 2017

CEO Lauren Chipman most recently spoke at MUFSO 2017 in Dallas on upcoming restaurant trends and what the future holds for the food service industry. CDA was also represented by Katie Goldman, the Director of Experiential Design from the firm's Denver office!

Design::Retail Forum

  • Santa Monica, CA
  • September 2017

CEO Lauren Chipman moderated the Q+A following David Tal's thought-provoking session on the future of technology in retail and design:retail forum.

New Denver Office

  • Denver, CO
  • August 2017

Chipman Design Architecture is proud to announce the opening of our newest office in Denver, CO led by Katie Goldman our Director of Experiential Design and newest team member.

Sunny days and balmy nights! Brickhouse Tavern is open just in time to enjoy the Chicago summer - congratulations to Christine who headed up Chipman's Architectural team on this exciting project!

Café Design Featured in Chicago Magazine

  • Chicago Magazine
  • June 2017

Not one, but two of our recent store openings are featured in Chicago Magazine this week! Ulta Beauty and the world's first Nutella Café.

New Opening in the Magnificent Mile

  • Michigan Avenue Magazine
  • June 2017

Congratulations to the Chipman Design Ulta team led by Nelly, Bob and Jay on the opening of the new Michigan Avenue store, Ulta No. 999!

Chipman's Hospitality Design Ranked Top 12

  • Architectural Digest
  • June 2017

Chipman Design Architecture was featured in "Architectural Digest" for one of the 12 Best-Designed Hotels opening this year, for Hotel Versey in Chicago!

A big congratulations to Mark Scheerhorn and Kim Keefe on the feature of their beautiful new Banana Republic store located in the Westfield World Trade Shopping Center. Also, Chipman was featured in the magazine as #11 ranked Retail Firm in the country!

Leadership in the Retail Design industry

  • Design:Retail Magazine
  • April 2017 Issue

Congratulations to our CEO Lauren Chipman who was presented with the coveted "40 Under 40" award in New York at design:retail Honors! The evening honored the industry’s most promising future leaders alongside the highest regarded visionaries

The latest Chipman project to be photographed is the beautiful Ulta located in Santa Monica, CA. On site, we learned from the Store Manager that this store is a frequent star as the setting of  instructional  YouTube makeup videos. Only in Los Angeles!

Another Success at Waterton

  • Garland, TX
  • April 2017

The Chipman team was onsite for another successful hospitality installation of their design for a multi-unit residential client! We are loving the team's strategic use of color to bring this pool to life, in turn creating a warm and inviting space for the residents.

John Chipman and Design Manager Julie Babcock visited Judson University to provide their expertise and guidance for the school's Interior Design final project this week.

Grand Opening at Cubs Store

  • Chicago Tribune
  • April 2017

Chipman Design is proud to be the design and architecture firm responsible for the new Chicago Cubs flagship store, featured in Chicago Tribune.

Chipman Design White Paper where Mark Scheerhorn is interviewed regarding Contextual Requirements for Urban Markets. 

New TUMI Store Opening

  • Orlando Airport
  • March 2017

Congratulations to the Chipman Retail Studio on the opening of the new TUMI store at the Orlando International Airport

Design:Retail Architecture Top 20

  • Design:Retail
  • March 2017

Chipman Design is a Design Leader in Design:Retail's Top 20 in the country! Congratulations to all the Retail teams at Chipman Design for all their extraordinary work.

CEO Speaks at Bitac Luxury

  • Dana Point, CA
  • March 2017

CEO Lauren Chipman was an Executive Panel Speaker and attendee at this year's Bitac Luxury event in California!

Opal Group SpArc Interiors is an invitation-only meeting that brings together directors of interior design from the top architecture & design firms in the nation.

Hotel Versey featured in Boutique Design

  • Boutique Design
  • March 2017

The Chipman team used both the hotel's storied past and location as design inspiration for refresh and rebrand of this historic property.

Recognition as #1 Restaurant Design firm in the country!

  • Commercial Construction & Renovation Magazine
  • Jan-Feb 2017 Issue

Chipman Design Architecture has been named the #1 Restaurant Architecture and Design firm in the country by Commercial Construction and Renovation magazine!