Our History

LDA was founded by Adam Stein in 2016. Since the inception of LDA, we have steadily grown our staff and continue to expand on the firm’s professional design services.

Our Team

Adam J Stein

Adam J Stein

Principal Architect, NCARB

Adam is a native of WI and attended UW-Milwaukee where he received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Architecture with certificates in both Urban Planning and Real Estate Development.

He comes from a family of contractors and has significant experience building the projects he has designed. This has helped him to develop a unique skill set that has proven to be beneficial and add value to every project he is involved in.

Adam is an NCARB certified Architect with 20+ years experience, designing projects ranging from backyard pergolas to multimillion-dollar developments. In addition to his past work experience with both commercial and residential firms, he spent 3+ years managing the national architecture, new store, and remodel programs for Kohl’s Department Stores. He currently holds licenses in Wisconsin, 24 additional states, and more to come.

Interesting career facts about Adam:

– During his high school years he owned and operated an indoor skate park that he later sold to pay for college.

– During his college years he sold children’s educational books door-to-door across the country.

Tim Yokes

Tim Yokes

Senior Project Manager

Tim joined LDA in 2017, bringing a wide range of project understanding and 20+ years of design experience and advanced CAD drafting skills with him, after earning his Associate Degree in Drafting & Construction Technology from WCTC as well as his Bachelor of Architecture from UW-Milwaukee.

Tim works closely with clients, consultants, and LDA staff to ensure that each project is successful and meets the needs of the client. From planning to design to detailing, Tim focuses on the client’s needs and provides an open-mindedness and flexibility throughout each project. LDA’s ongoing reputation as a leader in retail design is heavily attributable to his diligence and expertise.

Lezli O’Neill

Lezli O’Neill

Office Manager

Theresa Schwager

Accounting Manager

Thomas Seifert

Thomas Seifert

Project Manager

Kim Albrecht

Kim Albrecht

Project Manager

Andy Velazquez

Andy Velazquez

Project Manager

Payton Marki

Payton Marki

Project Assistant

Cassandra Crenshaw

Cassandra Crenshaw


Our Office

Logic Design & Architecture street view of Office
Logic Design & Architecture collaborative workspace
Logic Design & Architecture workspace

Our Core Values

Core Values are the guiding principles that outline our business goals – what we want to stand for and what we want our team (and partners) to strive to be the best at every day. These are a part of our culture, and how we evaluate our performance and success.

And it happens to be a clever acronym…


  • Committed to listening and remaining focused on our client’s goals and objectives.
  • We help to physically build a tool for our clients to accomplish their goals.
  • We have designed hundreds of projects from backyard pergolas to large commercial developments, worked with many municipalities, and overcome hurdles to successfully deliver for our clients.
  • It is our responsibility as leaders to share our experiences and anticipate potential hurdles whenever possible.
  • Lead by example, with integrity, and accountability for our decisions and actions.
  • We have the courage to not always support the popular answer or solution; we are committed to finding the right solution for our client, staying open-minded throughout the process, and reaching out to our partners for specialist expertise when beneficial. (see “collaborate”)


  • Often the project team “core”; staying organized, timely, proactive and being a source of open and honest communication is essential to success.
  • Keep small firm simplicity – client and partnership focused, budget conscious, value driven, and no bureaucracy.
  • Prepared for and engaged in meetings; always strategically planning to deliver milestones on schedule.


  • You, our client, are the most important component to our firm’s success – we are committed to not forgetting that.
  • Appreciative of the relationships and partnerships we have, and the values that each bring to the team.
  • As a business, maintain a culture that attracts, develops, and retains the best talent to serve our clients.


  • Constantly exploring value engineering and cost avoidance solutions.
  • Frequently implement process and procedural improvements to more efficiently support change management and speed to market.
  • Like any designer, we like exploring new innovative products. We consider risks, benefits, and understand the technical and budget impacts prior to making aesthetic decisions.


  • Dedicate time to developing strong partnerships, and selecting synergetic project teams.
  • We empower our partners to share their expertise and contribute their opinions and experiences.
  • Build teams specific to each project, with appropriate and timely involvement from Civil, Structural, MEP, and General Contractor partners.


This position requires thorough knowledge of the entire project delivery process and ability to lead design efforts through all project stages, including leadership with the client, contractors, and internal teams. Duties include client contact, presentations, project design, maintaining project schedules, budgets, content and quality control of drawings and specifications for the project through the construction phase. Must be proficient in AutoCAD, SketchUp and Photoshop. Five+ years’ experience working in an architectural design firm preferred.

This position works under close supervision and receives detailed instructions as to required tasks, deadlines to be met and results expected. Responsibilities include technical development of projects, production of project design & construction documents, assisting with field measures, site visits and punch lists and participation in client meetings and team collaborations. AutoCAD, SketchUp and Photoshop skills required.

We offer opportunities for students who wish to gain hands-on experience in an architectural design environment. Applicants need to be current Architecture students with a minimum of 3 years of a BA/BS in Architecture. Assistance in project work, field measuring project sites and creating/modifying project AutoCAD models. AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop & Bluebeam skills are a plus, but may learn on the job.

Giving Back

The Real Estate Alliance for Charity (REACH) is a non-profit organization that raises money by hosting vibrant and distinctive events throughout the year that engage and celebrate the commercial real estate community. Each year REACH will give over $60,000 in sponsorship and high-impact grants to selected local charities.

As the primary charitable organization for the commercial real estate community in southeast Wisconsin, the REACH Board of Directors and our volunteers represent a partnership of allied real estate associations including BOMA, CARW, CCIM, NAIOP, IREM, SIOR, and WCREW. We are additionally supported by hundreds of local companies and individuals.

Since 1998, REACH has donated over $875,000 to nearly 70 worthy charities. Our funds support organizations that are creative in their ways to provide services and places to allow children and families to feel safe, grow educationally, and get the support needed to succeed in life. Our intent is to have a significant impact on smaller organizations that may sometimes be overlooked by larger foundations and programs.

Photo of Logic's team involved in Real Estate Alliance for Charity (REACH) event

Ready to begin your next project?

At Logic Design & Architecture, we love what we do, and we want you to as well! Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your project go from good to great with any, or all, of our many services.

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