​​​​RELATIONSHIP-BASED TEAM:  From the makeup of our internal team to the loyal existing client base that constituted the development of JAK Architects, there is a conscious culture to collaborate and provide design solutions that help clients realize their organization's vision and potential. Every successful project must start with a strong team that can earn trust and respect with their actions. We believe that treating each other the way we want to be treated is something that fosters unity, respect and trust and provides the ground-work for a very successful project.

EFFICIENT AND EXPERIENCED:  We pride ourselves on being able to successfully complete any project (large or small) by meeting critical deadlines within increasingly tight budgets. We emphasize quick responses to inquiries and leverage our vast experience and the most advanced technical tools in the profession while providing the client's needs as the source of our design inspiration. We understand the current design trends and believe it is the commitment to our client to educate them and provide a truly enjoyable project experience.

Our shared commitment to the profession, to each other, and to our clients is what drives use to succeed. We are driven by our passion for design and the desire to provide solutions that have inherent benefits to our client’s business and their employees. We are all decision makers within our collaborative culture that affords immediate access to any team member.

Company Profile:

JAKnetter Architects (JAK) began offering professional architectural and interior design services on January 20, 2014.  As President, Jay A. Knetter brings 29 years of experience to each project and has worked with communities throughout Wisconsin, as well as many other states. He leads a team of talented and passionate design professionals. JAK is based on the theory of a very collaborative business structure. The firm developed out of a loyal network of clients and a strong 15+ year relationship that Jay developed with his core team.

Jay’s years of experience in large firms and leading various studios in the past provides a clear understanding of "who we are and who we want to be." JAK is a design firm that is open to exploring ideas and looking at creative ways to solve our client’s problems while bringing them an engaged and responsive team.  We bring the knowledge and understanding of working with repeat clients, developers, brokers, general contractors and their subcontractor base.

​​​JAK Professional Services:


Interior Design



Feasibility Studies

Master Site Planning
Schematic Design and Marketing Packages
Facilities Planning

Space Planning
Project Management
Construction Administration

Environmentally Sustainable Design