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2023 Award Winning Projects, JLA Architects

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 and Wagner Lofts | Beloit, WI

Wright & Wagner Lofts in Beloit, WI | Designed by JLA Architects
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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.

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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 PropertiesCorporate Contractors, Inc.Midstates Concrete, and Brahma Masonry Construction.


Grand Park Apartments | Madison, WI

Street view of Grand Park Apartments, part of Grand View Commons in 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.

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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 EngineeringD’Onofrio, and Kottke and Associates.


The Standard | Madison, WI

The Standard at dusk; a mixed-use community in Downtown Madison, WI

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.

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


Covered Bridge | Windsor, WI

Drone view featuring the barn design aesthetic of Covered Bridge Residences; designed by JLA Architects

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.

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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 EnterprisesStevens ConstructionVierbicher, and MP2.

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