JLA Expands West, Opens New Denver Office
Denver — JLA Architects announced its expansion today with a new Denver office. The office is open and operating at the Dairy Block (1800 Wazee Street, Suite 300), with open positions it is seeking to fill. This is JLA Architect’s third location, joining offices in Milwaukee and Madison (WI). In January, the firm will be celebrating its 15-year anniversary.
The firm has a robust portfolio of different project types – being well known for its mixed-use & multifamily projects, civic/non-profit facilities, retail environment, hospitality spaces, sports recreation facilities, and senior housing developments.
Their new office is led by local architect Erik Jansson (AIA) who has a career spanning 23-plus years including dozens of acclaimed buildings in the greater Denver area for both public and private clients. He joins the firm’s operational leadership team as Vice President & Denver Office Director.
Jansson explains what makes JLA different from other firms, “At the heart of our work is the desire to make our communities better – we’re community collaborators,” explains Jansson. “We believe in the adage ‘Listen more, talk less’. Whether we are talking with a client, a community leader or other stakeholders, everyone has a voice. JLA isn’t a ‘my way or the highway’-type architecture firm.”
As the firm has started to connect with Denver-area partners and community members, Founder and President Joseph Lee said he’s often asked what JLA’s specialties are. “We serve a wide variety of clients ranging from small business owners and private developers to large corporations. So as our firm has grown and evolved, we’ve strategically added team members that have diverse backgrounds and experiences to meet our unique clients’ needs. We’re looking forward to expanding our Denver team and serving the community.”