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JAK Architects has diverse experience in developing design solutions for many different commercial markets including:

Workplace Architecture

Early Learning & Child Care Facilities


Fitness Facilities

Workplace Interiors


Multi-Family Residential

Retail & Restaurant

We specialize in creating designs for our clients while utilizing positive proactive communication alongside some of the most technically advanced tools in the industry. Some of the services we offer are:

Master Planning

Facilities Planning

Architectural Design

Space Planning

Interior Design

Project Management

Construction Administration

Sustainable Design

Notable JAK Achievements:

ASID Wisconsin Silver Design Award for Boulder Lakes V (2014)

ASID Wisconsin Silver Design Award for Little Rock Operations headquarters (2015)

ASID Wisconsin Gold Design Award for Physicians Realty Trust (2015)

Physicians Realty Trust named one of Milwaukee's Coolest Offices by Milwaukee Business Journal (2016)

Skyline Technologies named one of Milwaukee's Coolest Office by Milwaukee Business Journal (2016)

ASID Wisconsin Gold Design Award for Indiana Corporate Headquarters Lower Level (2016)

Physicians Realty Trust votes as Milwaukee's Coolest Office by Milwaukee Business Journal Awards Program (2019)

We believe architecture is the art of giving form to ideas based on our client's vision.  At JAK Architects, we strive to create design solutions that are rational, dynamic and meaningful.  As a versatile design firm, we tailor our services to meet the needs of our clients and embrace collaboration and teamwork as the cornerstones of success.


Our passionate team is committed to design excellence and innovative thinking on every project, regardless of budget, scope, or complexity.  JAK Architects is a relationship-based firm with an ultimate goal of creating architecture that provides long-term value to our clients and to those who experience our designs. 

The JAK Team


Jay Knetter, AIA


Dennis Klingemann


Nathan Zywicki, Assoc AIA


Laura Schalk, ASID, NCIDQ, WRID


Kelsey Dettmann