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JLA recognized as one of Dane County’s Best Small Businesses

    MADISON —  JLA Architects was recognized by InBusiness Magazine as being one of Dane County’s Best Small Businesses.  For 39 years, the Dane County Small Business Awards have put the spotlight on small businesses and the contributions they make to our local economy.  This year, companies were judged on three key categories including […]

Senior Design Architect Brian Wolff Joins JLA

  MILWAUKEE — JLA Architects is pleased to announce the addition of Brian Wolff (AIA) as a senior design architect.  Bringing more than 20 years of experience, Brian has worked on numerous nationwide and international projects including civic, hospitality, education, and multi-family/mixed-use projects.   Scott Wheaton, vice president & Milwaukee’s office director, is pleased to [...]

Kirk Biodrowski Joins the JLA Madison Team

    MADISON — JLA Architects, a full-service architectural firm with offices in Madison and Milwaukee, is pleased to announce the addition of Kirk Biodrowski as a project manager. Kirk brings more than 15 years of project management experience in various project types including retail, corporate offices, multi-family, healthcare facilities, as well as distilleries & […]

JLA recognized as one the Best Places to Work in 2020

  Since our inception, JLA has grown through our core values that encourage and promote a culture of collaboration, respect, and inclusion. Together, we have built a team to be proud of—a diverse team of individuals with various backgrounds & perspectives. Recently, employees at our Milwaukee office participated in a voluntary survey that included questions […]

Covid-Sensitive Design Considerations for Multi-family Developments

Covid-Sensitive Design Considerations for Multi-family Developments   Every pandemic throughout the world’s history has influenced how we design our homes. Today, Covid-19 is already affecting how potential tenants evaluate multi-family communities. With health and safety at the forefront of our day-to-day lives,  multi-family developers are taking note. Here are some of the top design considerations resulting [...]

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, […]


The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) never had a Wisconsin chapter until a group of local architecture professionals changed that last fall. JLA sat down with members Rafeeq Asad and Muhammad Shehata to discuss WISCO NOMA and how it’s impacting Wisconsin. Rafeeq & Muhammad are project specialists at JLA’s Madison office.   JLA: How […]

JLA Architects Announces New Madison Office Location

Architecture Firm Moving to Yahara Riverfront Redevelopment MADISON — JLA Architects announced today it will be moving its Madison office to the new mixed-used development “The Current” on the Yahara River in Monona. The Madison-based firm, founded in 2007, has outgrown their current eastside location. Effective as of November 18, 2019, the firm’s new address  […]

Home Sharing

Janet Abelson knew she wanted to remain in her hometown of El Cerrito for the rest of her life… Janet served as the town’s mayor from 2002-2017. Today, she still serves on the City Council, a position she’s held since 1999.  El Cerrito was home to her.  El Cerrito IS home to her.  As a […]

Rafeeq Asad, One of Madison’s “40 Under 40”, Joins JLA Architects

  MADISON, WIS. – JLA Architects is proud to announce that Rafeeq Asad has joined their Madison office. Asad was acknowledged as one of 2018’s “40 Under 40” by InBusiness Magazine earlier this year. As an Architectural Associate, he will be an integral part of our team in all phases of projects from design through […]