At the heart of our work is the desire to make our communities better. We get excited by the prospect of designing projects that not only accomplish your goals, but also recognize the needs of the greater community.

The Center for Black Excellence

Olin Avenue Mixed-Use

Buck & Honey's Restaurant

Towneplace Suites

Taxco Apartments

MOSH Performance Center

Indoor Sports Facility

Established in 2007

Founded in 2007, JLA Architects is a full-service architectural and planning firm that can assist you at every phase of the real estate development process from project feasibility to building construction and final marketing. Our projects have ranged in size from smaller commercial remodels to large & complex multi-use facilities. Although our expertise is diverse, we focus on these project types: Mixed Use, Multi-Family Residential, Non-Profit/Civic, Education, Senior Housing & Housing with Services, Sports & Recreation Facilities, Commercial/Retail, Civic/Institutional, and Sports & Recreation.


Denver Office Director Erik Jansson with Project Specialist Brandon Heald, JLA Architects of Denver
Team Collaborations at JLA Architects Denver, Colorado
Adam Fredendall, director of architectural operations at JLA Architects Denver, Colorado

Design through Listening

We believe in the adage “Listen more, talk less.” Whether we are talking to you (our client) or an engineer, everyone has a voice. We value early involvement of your key stakeholders, including the contractor and other consultants, to help evaluate options & inform decisions that relate to, or impact, their disciplines. Listening to all parties, regardless of their background or role, inherently helps to reduce potential problems, identify them early, and effectively solve them with minimal negative impact.