Matthew M. Long, AIA Joins the JLA Team

MADISON — JLA Architects is pleased to announce the addition of Matthew M. Long (AIA) as a senior project manager. Although based in JLA’s Madison office, Long’s role will span both JLA offices specializing in commercial, educational, and government (municipal, county, & state) projects.

Bringing more than 30 years of project management and design experience, Long has worked on projects across the nation, many of which have received accolades. Some of his past projects include Bookmen Stacks in Minneapolis (featured on the PBS show “Hometime” and the cover story of Architecture MN magazine), JAMF Software’s office in Eau Claire, Wis., Summit Credit Union’s headquarters in Cottage Grove, Wis., as well as projects at various University of Wisconsin campuses.

In his role at JLA, he will ensure client satisfaction acting as the intermediary for clients and internal JLA project teams; fostering a collaborative process with all stakeholders from start to finish. In addition to this, he will assure the technical quality of projects is achieved and enforce the application of QA/QC process standards. A self-professed ‘data junkie’, Long specializes in the cyclical process of building life cycle. “The life of a building goes beyond design, the emphasis needs to be on understanding how the client will receive and utilize their facility throughout its’ lifespan so I enjoy designing and providing tools to interface with the client’s facility management tools,” he explains.

Joseph Lee, founder and president of the firm, is pleased to welcome him to the JLA team, “I am very excited that Matt has joined our team. He is a well-respected & recognized leader in this industry.  He brings great experience and talent to our team.  I am excited to have him help maintain our reputation for producing great, real-world designs as well as serve as a mentor for our other team members.”

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About Joseph Lee & Associates (JLA) Architects

JLA Architects + Planners is a full-service Architectural & Planning firm that holds client satisfaction as its highest priority. JLA can assist clients at every phase of the real estate development process from project feasibility to building construction & final marketing. This gives clients the opportunity to have efficient continuity throughout the development process with a single point of contact reducing the need to coordinate with multiple consultants. JLA’s project portfolio ranges in size from small commercial remodels to large & complex multi-use facilities.

JLA’s team members believe that architecture is not the result of a lone genius, but the result of a community. All project stakeholders, from the owner to the subcontractors, are integral to the project’s success and therefore all their input is valued and considered throughout the project’s design. Considering ideas from multiple perspectives creates an enjoyable, dynamic process and ultimately leads to better design solutions.

Some of JLA’s recent projects include: