CHAATRIK Architecture & Urban Design
CHAATRIK Architecture & Urban Design

The Chaatrik Way

Be Inspired. Be Inspiring.

About Us

Our name stems from the chaatrik songbird found in eastern philosophy. With a hole in its beak, this unique songbird can sing distinctly, but cannot drink from the pools on the ground. Instead, the chaatrik spends its life singing songs of mournful love with its beak pointed up to the sky. Soaring to great heights, the chaatrik longs for just one drop of rain from above to satisfy its thirst. Ultimately, the chaatrik symbolizes a journey of inspiration. Like the chaatrik, one is reminded to rise above the everyday and soar above the rest. While this metaphor can be applied to life itself, we’ve adopted the story of the chaatrik towards architecture and design.

At CHAATRIK Architecture, we Inspire Beauty and Deliver Excellence. Inspiring beauty reminds us that we are designers. As shapers of the built environment, we have a duty to make the world more beautiful. Delivering excellence reminds us to give every project and every client the utmost care and attention. Through this mindful approach, we design solutions to inspire and elevate.

  • Master Planning
  • Feasibility Study
  • Concept and Programming
  • Design Development
  • Construction Documentation
  • Construction Administration
  • Interior Design
  • Furniture Material Selection
  • Environmental Graphics & Branding
  • Urban Design
  • Hospitality
  • Mixed-Use Development
  • Senior Housing
  • Multi-Family Housing
  • Custom Residential
  • Retail
  • Restaurant
  • Boutique Design
  • Commercial and Institutional Development
  • Community-Based Design
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Spiritual and Religious Architecture


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Jaipal Singh

Principal & Founding Owner

Principal Architect and Owner, Jaipal Singh leads the firm with compassion and skill. An active member of the American Institute of Architects, Jaipal has been a guest lecturer at several industry-wide events over his 19-year career. He has played an integral role on several award-winning projects receiving the AIA Design Award and AIA Drawing Award. His work has been published in leading architectural publications, including Arkkitehti and Architectural Record. With extensive experience in retail, commercial, institutional, residential, spiritual and non-profit architecture, every project is focused on making the most meaningful impact. Jaipal graduated from Washington University in Saint Louis receiving a dual-degree: Master of Architecture and Master of Urban Design.

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Leeanne Boland

Senior Interior Designer

With over a decade of experience, Leeanne leads the Creative Team at CHAATRIK Architecture with joy and passion. With a balance between practical requirements and aesthetic goals, she integrates Interior Design and Architecture quite seamlessly. Every project is specifically developed to bring the overall vision into fruition through meaningful details. She works with every Client to carefully select materials and products while keeping in mind their budget and schedule. Leeanne’s work has received numerous accolades and awards in the design industry and has been featured in leading publications across the US. With a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the University of Cincinnati, Leeanne holds her license through the National Council for Interior Design.

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Emily Hiestand

Architectural Designer

Emily leads the production team at CHAATRIK Architecture with attention to detail. She develops conceptual design into coherent drawings that are ready for permit and construction. Through her discipined and focus approach, Emily juggles the aesthetics, functionality, and constructability of across every element in both residential and commercial buildings. She manages and maintains our office CAD standards and mentors her juniors with patience and poise. She brings positivity and productivity to every challenge and ensures that every project meets - or exceeds - client goals. Emily is accustomed to fast-paced workflow without compromising quality while overseeing the documentation of each project. Emily graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelors in Architectural Engineering Technology.

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Matthew Gates

In Memoriam

With over two decades of experience and dedication, Matthew led every project with invaluable conceptual experience to innovate and enhance each aspect of design. His attention to detail carried through all sectors of architecture, from retail to residential to mixed use. Matthew's unique approach enabled our design practice to transpire design detailing and brand recognition into award winning work. His strategic approach to the design process and genuine passion for people proved to be valuable assets to our internal team and to our clients. Matthew was a true leader in the industry and received his Master of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati. Above all, Matthew tread softly on this earth, invested less on himself and always found ways to lift others up. Regrettably, Matthew suddenly passed away in early 2019 but left behind a great legacy which continues to inspire our hard-working team.

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