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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 construction […]

Embrace Your Purpose

A Recap of the Fall 2018 Leading Age Conference   Leading Age Wisconsin is dedicated to serving the needs of aging adults and people with disabilities. Each year it holds conferences that have representation from all areas of this vital service sector. Everyone from community owners & operators to financial advisors and pharmaceutical reps can […]

Everyone deserves a place to call HOME

A recap of the “Home for Everyone” conference    by Joe Gallagher, JLA Architects On July 17th and 18th I had the opportunity to attend the 2018 Home for Everyone Conference in Green Bay, WI.  Every year, the Wisconsin Collaborative for Affordable Housing puts together a conference for developers, service providers, and design professionals to […]

St. Ann’s Center for Intergenerational Care

by Joe Gallagher Last month, I had the opportunity to take a tour of St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care’s Stein Campus in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  I’ve heard a lot about the center’s programs and how seniors and children interact there every day. As soon as I set foot within the Center’s main lobby, the excitement […]

2018 Aging Empowerment Conference Recap

by Joe Gallagher On June 14th & 15th, I immersed myself in a conference unlike any I have ever attended.. InControl Wisconsin hosted the 2018 Aging Empowerment Conference at the Crowne Plaza in Madison, Wis. There were over 115 professionals, caregivers and citizen advocates in attendance.  The aim of the conference was to discuss the […]

Aging Empowerment 2018 Conference

|  By Joe Gallagher  |  On June 14th, I will be presenting at the 2018 Aging Empowerment Conference in Madison hosted by InControl Wisconsin.  The two-day event (June 14–15) is open to the public to participate and discuss the notion that older individuals should be empowered to live the life that THEY see fit.  This […]