Steve has established his career within the architecture industry for nearly two decades. For the past 5 years he has established and grown Distinctive Design Studio to a multi-disciplinary architecture firm. Starting with passion, Steve strives to create lasting impressions on all of his clients. Whether it is designing a small space or an entire building, Steve listens and understands what his client’s challenges are and provides creative and unique solutions that fit their lifestyle. This has given him a reputation of creating memorable and long-lasting designs. When he is not working he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, traveling, and woodworking.
ERIK JENSEN AIA
SENIOR PROJECT ARCHITECT
Erik was one of the original founders of LJM Architects and has brought his broad experience in design and construction of a variety of building types, including single and multi-family residences, industrial facilities, and public use projects. Clients and associates are familiar with Erik’s abilities at developing initial design concepts and at combining creativity and practicality in his projects. His experience has enabled him to bring innovation, efficiency and style together in his designs. When Erik is not working he enjoys spending time with his wife and grandchildren. In his free time, he also enjoys reading, travel, and golf.
JASON AHRENS AIA
Jason is known for quality designs that are superior performing, cost conscious and holistically thought through. Clients trust his ability to take a job from schematic drawings through construction documents by working through every detail, ultimately ensuring a lasting building. Outside of the office, Jason enjoys trivia night and tending to his garden with his family.
BIM & 3D Specialist
Adam is a master at bringing drawings to life for our clients. By modeling and animating our projects, he creates an immersive atmosphere that feels like real life. Adam can take clients into a new building where he highlights the architecture, scale, color, textures and movement, all before construction begins. Outside of work, Adam is an avid movie watcher and can recite almost any movie line. He also enjoys spending time vacationing with his wife and two daughters and dog.
Tim’s greatest strengths are his attention to detail and strong communication skills. He also has strong design skills with extensive knowledge of structural building components and construction phases. This allows him to excel in client relationships as he works through the challenges of our firms unique designs. When not at work, Tim enjoys time with his wife and son watching movies and driving through the countryside.
MARY GRUNOW CKBD
Kitchen & Bath Specialist
Mary has a vast 24 years of experience working in interior millwork and cabinetry design reaching across southeast Wisconsin. With a focus on educating the client and working to incorporate detail and function to any space, Mary’s creativity and passion makes every project a success. Her natural ability to establish deep, long lasting relationships makes our clients know their concerns are heard and being cared for. In her free time, Mary enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, dog, and family.