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Who We Are

 

Chapman Sisson Architects is a young, dynamic group of talented individuals. Led by our faith based principles, our mission is to serve our clients through outstanding architecture and quality design work. Our goal is to be the best at what we do, provide exceptional customer service, and build lasting relationships.

 

Mike Chapman and Martin Sisson began their architectural careers in the early 1980's. During this time, they progressed rapidly in project management and leadership roles. Both architects developed a passion for exceptional customer service and adjusting the practice of architecture around the needs of the client. In 1997, Chapman Sisson Architects was formed from this passion. CSA is dedicated to generating creative design solutions to meet its clients' needs.

Leadership

 

Our company philosophy from its founding, has always been to hire exceptional people who can grow to become leaders in the organization.

Mike Chapman, AIA, LEED AP

 

Education:

1985 Bachelor of Architecture, Auburn University

 

Honors:

American Institute of Architects Scholastic Award

Tau Sigma Delta Architectural Honor Society

Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society (Top Five Percent, School of Architecture)

 

As one of the founding partners for CSA, Mike has helped develop an office culture where integrity and responsiveness to clients are primary goals. After graduating from Auburn in 1985 with high honors in architecture, he has earned the reputation for providing thoughtful designs and excellent customer service.

 

Although Mike's specialty is aviation and church design, he has managed many different project types. Mike's humor and attitude are contagious and encourage a healthy office environment.

Martin Sisson, AIA

 

Education:

1987 Bachelor of Architecture, Auburn University

 

Honors:

American Institute of Architects

Tau Sigma Delta Architectural Honor Society

Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society (Top Five Percent, School of Architecture)

 

Martin shares a keen interest and commitment to North Alabama. A life long resident of Huntsville / Madison County, Martin is not only interested in the architectural integrity of the area, but its growth and vitality as well. Martin volunteers his time and energy to several organizations and agencies within the City, and is always looking for ways to improve the built environment.

 

A graduate of Auburn University, Martin has developed a great passion for the business of architecture, especially the development of long-lasting relationships with our clients. Martin's specialty is healthcare, but he lends his knowledge and creativity to all project types.

Robert Mercer, AIA

 

Education:

1991 Bachelor of Architecture, California Polytechnic State University

 

Honors:

American Institute of Architects

 

After relocating to Alabama from California in 1991, Rob quickly grew to love Alabama and the South. Design has always been his passion, and Rob has used his skills to become Director of Design at Chapman Sisson.

 

He enjoys commercial and retail projects, and is always looking for unique design solutions to a client's particular needs. Rob is part owner in the firm.

Chris Waters, AIA

 

Education:

2001 Bachelor of Architecture, Auburn University

 

Honors:

American Institute of Architects

 

A graduate of Auburn University, Chris enjoys the challenge of managing a wide assortment of project types for Chapman Sisson. His attention to detail, whether it be construction documentation or customer service, is unmatched.

 

Chris enjoys working on Church projects in particular, but is effective in all project types. He is part owner of the firm.

Alison Corey, AIA

 

Education:

2007 Bachelors of Science in Architecture, Minor in Management, Ball State University

2009 Master of Architecture, Ball State University

 

Honors:

American Institutes of Architects

 

After graduation, Alison relocated to Huntsville and joined the Chapman Sisson team. She has a passion for building relationship with clients and the community. Alison’s upbeat personality promotes an advantageous atmosphere throughout the office.

 

She enjoys project management on all project types and strives to see them through to completion. Alison is part owner in the firm.

Mike Sprader, RA, RID

 

Education:

1998 Bachelor of Human Environment Sciences, University of Alabama
2001 Bachelor of Architecture, Mississippi State University

 

Organizations:

Mooresville Town Council

University of Alabama, Interior Design Advisory Board

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham, Advisory Board, 2002-2006

AIA Birmingham, Intern Director, 2001-2004

 

A Huntsville native, Mike practiced in Birmingham for 12 years before joining CSA in 2013. His experience includes a broad range of government, educational, and healthcare projects.  Mike’s thoughtful attention to detail on each project, regardless of size, sums up his success throughout his career. But his greatest enjoyment is walking through the CSA projects and sharing the experience with his daughter. An avid tinkerer, Mike enjoys creating and building things in and around the house in his free time.

CSA Team Members