Who We Are

JLA Architects was established in 2007 by Joseph Lee in Madison, Wis. In 2017, we opened a second office in the Historic Third Ward of Milwaukee to better serve our Eastern Wisconsin clients. We opened our third office in Denver, Colorado in the fall of 2021.  As a client service-based firm, we collaboratively work with clients to develop creative, real-world solutions that meet their project’s goals. We assist clients at every phase of the real estate development process from project feasibility to building construction and final marketing. 

Our team members believe that architecture is not the result of a lone genius, but the result of a community.  

JLA Architects Leadership Team at their Denver office

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Clock wise from top: Director of Quality Control Marc Ott, Director of Team Development Rafeeq Asad, Director of Administration Operations Susan Pierce Jacobsen, Denver Office Director Erik Jansson, President & Principal Joseph Lee, Director of Architectural Operations Adam Fredendall, and Wisconsin Market Office Director Leah Teske.

A commitment to your vision and goals...

We promise the following to every client that we will:

1
LISTEN TO YOUR NEEDS

Giving you a design that's feasible, within budget and most importantly, one you can be proud of

2
BE YOUR PARTNER FROM BEGINNING TO END

From determining the feasibility of your project to construction administration

3
PROVIDE MARKET KNOWLEDGE & SOUND PROFESSIONAL ADVICE

Educating you on current design & construction trends as well as applicable municipal approval processes and building codes

4
LEVERAGE THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY

Letting you make more informed decisions earlier in the process to avoid costly changes down the road

5
OFFER COMPETITIVE & CLEAR FEE STRUCTURES

In our minds, it's bad business to "nickel & dime" our clients; so we don't do it