Our Team


Joseph Lee, AIA

Founder | President


Joe is a Madison, Wisconsin native and graduated with both a Masters of Architecture and a Masters of Urban Planning from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.  During his schooling and after his graduation from UWM, Joe resided in Milwaukee for 13 years – working in both the public & private sectors.

Prior to founding JLA Architects & Planners in February 2007, Joe was an Associate at Eppstein Uhen Architects in Milwaukee where he was a lead designer on multi-family, mixed-use, and retail projects.

Joe’s background in both Architecture and Urban Planning has allowed him to develop a unique blend of skills & market knowledge that brings distinct value to JLA clients.  He has gained the respect of both clients & peers by managing & designing projects of various types & sizes with an unpretentious style.  

As the Owner & Managing Principal of JLA Architects, Joe’s main goal is client satisfaction.  He is involved at every phase to assist with conceiving & developing sound designs, navigating through entitlement processes, producing complete & accurate construction documents, and following-up with thorough construction administration.  Joe values each client relationship and works to exceed expectations with every project.