Richard Brissette

Richard Brissette

Chicago, IL, US




1459 Heather Lane ¨ Des Plaines, Illinois  60018 ¨ Home ( 847 ) 827-9236 ¨ [email protected]


¨  Technically proficient professional with strong commercial expertise applied to completion of diverse tenant improvement, new construction and renovation projects.
¨ Organized project manager collaborating and coordinating with multiple engineers, vendors and clients to fulfill overall project mission to meet deadlines and be within budget requirements.
¨ Quality control reviewer for documents and drawing sets.
¨ Staff mentor and construction details’ technical “answer man”.


  Research & Programming · Design Development · Construction Documents · Construction Administration - Project Management · Quality Control Reviewer · Proposal Development · Invoicing/Billing - Existing Conditions Building Surveys · Space Planning · Permits · Engineering Coordination


Jan. 2004 - March 2011
Chipman Design Architecture, Inc. (formerly Chipman Adams Architects, Inc.), Park Ridge, IL
Senior Project Manager
Provided wide-ranging design and construction administration services for multiple clients.  Mentored and guided younger / less experienced staff.  Part of small team that provided quality control of the construction documents for the entire office.

Select projects:
Panda Express, McDonald’s and Epic Burger fast food and fast casual restaurants ( new & tenant impr.)
Conway Farms Country Club addition and renovation
Sterling Auto body shop renovation

Jan. 1987 - Jan. 2004
Basil Associates, Inc., Northfield, IL
Project Manager
Progressed from working on production of construction documents to providing full project management services for multiple and varied clients.

Select projects:
Condominium buildings / multi-family developments for several developers, such as:
  Pontarelli Builders, Dubin Residential, Ferris Homes and Alden Senior Living
Car dealerships ( additions & remodeling ), such as:
  Loren, Grossinger, Highland Park Motors, Muller’s
Retail stores, such as:   new Harley Davidson dealership in Glenview, IL


Bachelor of Architecture Degree ( Structural emphasis ), University of Illinois, Chicago
   AutoCAD 2010 & 2011 · Microsoft Office


University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 1976 - Jun 1981

Areas of Specialization