Chipman Adams has its roots in the early 1950s when Albert B. Chipman established a planning and design firm in Chicago. The company provides a range of professional services including planning, programming, architectural and engineering services as well as interior design. It has certified architects with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and the company is licensed in all 48 continental United States. The firm's client list includes such corporations as Nike, Dayton Hudson/Marshall Field's, McDonald's and Blockbuster Entertainment. Current municipal clients include the City of Park Ridge, Ill., and the City of Lake Forest, Ill. Its staff make use automated resources including computerized cost estimating, automated specification preparation and computer-aided drafting and design. Chipman Adams designers make use of three-dimensional computer modeling as well as full-color computer animated walk-through design presentations. Chipman Adams projects having been the recipients of numerous design awards from the American Institute of Architects.