Our Story

We are first and foremost a small, passionate and approachable group of architects. In 1985 our firm was founded by John Vetter and Kelly Denk, based upon a belief in thoughtful design, a comprehensive approach and a determination to deliver great architecture and improve lives.

Initially we worked almost exclusively on designing, constructing and managing custom single family homes for many outstanding clients. In 1999 we won a competition to develop a neglected urban parcel adjacent to the Milwaukee River. Through hard work and determination this project grew to become the nationally recognized Beerline Neighborhood and was the spark that ignited our passion for real estate development.

Moving forward we believe that our architecture separates us from the competition and our development is a tremendous opportunity to reach a broader audience. We will continue to embrace the challenges presented by every project, no matter the size - in order to deliver great architecture that improves lives.


How We Work

Whether we are designing a custom single-family home or an urban neighborhood our approach is universal.

We listen carefully and think critically. Our focus is upon the experience of the end-user. Our solutions celebrate the opportunities of each site, utilize the project budget to its fullest and offer progressive, artful architecture that stirs the soul. We consistently embrace new technologies, systems and ideas in order to challenge ourselves and improve our process.

Our role is comprehensive and our vision is consistent - from initial concept through final detailing and construction. We are involved in the entire process in order to maintain a consistent project vision, manage the budget and ensure that the final result is the fullest embodiment of the initial idea.

We create a better investment. Our ideas and holistic approach create the best vehicle to consistently evaluate and assess the project budget and manage the final result. We are consistently reminded of the value of great design and its ability to create a more rewarding life. Your trust in us is priceless.