Daniel L. Tessarolo, AIA, LEED AP
Chief Operating Officer/Principal
Based upon two decades of a diversely successful architecture career, Dan Tessarolo lends an invaluable dimension to the firm. He has managed numerous national accounts and his project teams have consistently demonstrated uncompromising commitment to client budgetary and schedule constraints.
Dan became a Principal of the firm in 2008, and continues to oversee his team’s national accounts. With a proven track record of successfully guiding concurrent multi-unit retail and restaurant accounts, Dan excels at complex corporate project management. He is skilled at directing a prototype project through its initial concept design stages, then taking that venture through national code research and construction document phases, providing coordination with all engineering disciplines. With his practiced perspective on national corporate expansions over the years, Dan is in a unique position to play a significant role in the direction of the firm’s business development programming.
Dan earned a Bachelor or Architecture degree from the University of Illinois of Chicago, enhancing his architectural education by attending the Ecole d-Architecture in Versailles, France. He holds professional membership in the American Institute of Architects and is licensed to practice architecture in states across the country as well as in several Canadian Provinces. Certified with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, Dan earned his LEED AP professional registration for sustainable design. Responding to the special needs of local projects, Dan has been qualified for Self-Certification with the City of Chicago Building Department and is also certified as a Registered City of Chicago Energy Consultant.