About RISE

RISE Architecture’s mission is to create extraordinary commercial and residential spaces and return integrity and commitment back to the architectural industry.

I’m aware of the common preconceived notions around builders and contractors. There are plenty of guys out there that give us a bad rap. RISE Architecture is different. We’re committed to doing things on time, and on budget, as efficiently as possible. Our projects aren’t ticket numbers, they’re opportunities to create miracles. And we hope we’re granted the opportunity to prove that to you and change the way you think of our industry.

Meet Joseph, the Founder

Joseph F. Putignano has over 30 years of experience in real estate as a professional builder, architect, and project manager. He has worked in custom residential and commercial buildings and specializes in upper bracket residential and historic renovation. 

Joseph’s background is shaped by an extensive amount of project and construction management, cost development and administration. Most recently he served as Vice-President of a Chicago based builder who specialized in upper bracket residential buildings. In this position, Joseph was responsible for estimating, sales and project management.

His career began with a mid-size architectural – engineering firm. Here he had the opportunity to serve clients who required architectural planning and development. Projects ranged from an international bank processing center to a regional transportation hub to a local sports facility. He moved to working within a large national retailer and re-developing their facilities to a more efficient retail model. The context of Joseph’s professional success is built with partnership, responsibility, integrity, and extraordinary service to everyone involved.

While Joseph’s bread and butter are residential and renovation projects, he loves being able to create something from scratch. He also enjoys specialty residential projects, like a freestanding office or industrial spaces.

Fun Fact

As an avid golfer, I like to seek inspiration on the golf course – finding the manicured lawns inspiring, beautiful, and stimulating to the creative process.

Professional and Civic Organizations

  • American Institute of Architects, Member
  • Harrington College of Design, Instructor
  • Landmark Forum Leader
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation, Member of Council on Green Builder
  • US Green Building Council, Member
  • Builder’s 500 Group – Member

Accomplishments and Accolades

  • Named one of the top 500 remodelers in the US
  • Recipient of the Chicago A1A Award for CTW expansion in Rosemont, Illinois
  • Awarded Excellence in Housing Design in 2004 by the Homebuilders Association of Chicago

Client Testimonials

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RISE Architecture’s mission is to create extraordinary commercial and residential spaces and return integrity and commitment back to the architectural industry.

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333 W Hubbard St, Unit 711, Chicago, Illinois 60654 Phone:312-420-3501 Email: joe@risearchitectureinc.com Web:http://risearchitectureinc.com
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