119 S. Madison Ave.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
About Isaksen Architects

Door County native
Henry Isaksen, grew up in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, graduating from Sturgeon Bay High in 1963. At Carroll College in Waukesha he studied music, drama and art, eventually obtaining a Bachelors degree in art.
Henry began studying architecture in Boulder, Colorado, supplemented with on-the-job training at Nelson, Haley, Patterson, & Quirk, Inc., a large architectural and engineering firm in Greeley, Colorado where he worked in the subdivision design department.
In 1971 he returned to Door County with his wife Jean and their one-year-old son, Jeff, to accept the position of Door County Zoning Administrator. A second son, Marc was born in 1972. In that same year Henry began work with Robert J. Peterson and Associates where he obtained the remaining experience necessary to qualify him as a registered architect..

In 1974 he began his own design firm initially specializing in residences and subdivisions. Henry obtained a real estate broker's license in 1975 and in 1976 became fully licensed as an architect.
As demand for Henry's services increased, Jean Isaksen joined her husband, assisting him as a draftsperson.
They purchased a
historic 1896 Italianate building in the City of Sturgeon Bay in 1990, turning it into their offices and eventually moving it to its current Madison Avenue location.
In 1992 their son Marc, at twenty years of age, joined his parents as an additional draftsman.
Son Jeff decided to join the family design firm in 1994, having acquired a degree in business, with a major in marketing. Jeff serves as a draftsman and internal computer/software specialist.
In 2004 Marc Isaksen completed his certification as a professional licensed architect.

Today Isaksen Architects designs all types of structures including:
residential (100+), multi-family (75+), commercial (90+, from churches to banks), and occasional industrial work. The firm is recognized as especially talented and experienced in multi-family design - including everything from apartments, condominiums and condo-hotels to bed-and-breakfasts, motel/resorts and timeshares. Henry Isaksen serves as the director of the company with Jean still managing the financials.

Marc's two children, Nathan (above) and Lexy (left), have their own desks in the office. Someday they too may become productive team members at Isaksen Architects.


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