JLA Celebrates 2023 Award-Winning Projects with Clients and Project Partners

JLA is pleased to celebrate, alongside our clients and project partners, our 2023 award-winning projects.

Wright & Wagner Lofts exterior | JLA Architects | Excellence in Masonry | Beloit, WIWright and Wagner Lofts | Beloit, WI

Located along the Rock River, Wright and Wagner Lofts carries the name of the former Wright and Wagner Dairy that once stood at the site at the corner of Grand Avenue and Fourth Street. Its design pays homage to the city’s blue-collar industrial roots by incorporating industrial elements throughout. Phase one of the project is a mixed-use development with 54 loft-style units and 1,231 s.f. of retail space. Phase two added 83 more units with views of the river and ABC Supply Stadium.

At the AIA Wisconsin Conference, held in April 2023, Wright and Wagner Lofts was awarded the Wisconsin Masonry Alliance (WMA) Excellence in Clay Masonry Award. Entries for this award are evaluated on design and material usage, among other things.

Wright and Wagner Lofts was also recently recognized as a 2023 Project of Distinction by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin. ABC Projects of Distinction highlights the quality and professionalism of merit construction projects.

This project would not have been possible without our project partners: Hendricks Commercial Properties, Corporate Contractors, Inc., Midstates Concrete, and Brahma Masonry Construction.



Grand Park Apartments | Exterior | Madison, WI | JLA ArchitectsGrand Park Apartments | Madison, WI

As part of the greater Grandview Commons development on Madison’s far eastside, this mixed-use project optimizes connections to the surrounding commercial buildings that contain restaurants, shops, and various office spaces.  The six-story building features 147 studio, one- and two-bedroom units, and two commercial spaces for retail and/or restaurant use totaling 5,600 s.f. It is also located at one of the highest elevations in the Madison area and serves as a beacon for the surrounding neighborhood.

Grand Park has been recognized with an Associated General Contractors (AGC) Build Wisconsin Award.  This award celebrates the hard work and craftsmanship of Wisconsin’s commercial construction industry.

This project was also awarded as a 2023 Project of Distinction by ABC Wisconsin.

JLA would like to thank our project partners DSI Real Estate Stevens Construction,  Spire Engineering, D’Onofrio, and Kottke and Associates.


The Standard | Madison, WIThe Standard on E. Washington | Downtown Madison, WI | JLA Architects

Rising six stories along the East Washington corridor in Madison, The Standard is a mixed-use development with 289 units, including four townhomes, and 13,000 s.f. of restaurant and retail space. Its trident shape allows for many outdoor amenity spaces spanning two separate courtyards, with grilling stations, a patio, pet exercise area, and pool.

Recognized as a 2023 ABC Project of Distinction, The Standard project would not have been possible without our project partners Galway Companies, Stevens Construction, and GRAEF.




Covered Bridge apartments | Windsor, Wis. | Madison Area | JLA ArchitectsCovered Bridge | Windsor, WI

Paying homage to Wisconsin’s agricultural and farming roots, Covered Bridge Residences has distinct design elements, including custom red Hardie siding, a corrugated metal grain bin entrance, a silo, custom-designed barn quilts at the building endcaps, and a weather vane . Residents of this 91-unit building enjoy onsite amenities, such as a clubroom, conference room, patio with grilling station, plenty of green space, and a pet washing station.

Covered Bridge was honored with both an ABC of Project of Distinction Gold Award as well as the Project of the Year award.

JLA is proud to celebrate alongside our project partners T.Wall Enterprises, Stevens Construction, Vierbicher, and MP2.