|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.
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
|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 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.
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.
||As demand for Henry's services increased, Jean
Isaksen joined her husband, assisting him as a draftsperson.
|In 1992 their son Marc, at twenty years of age, joined his parents as an additional draftsman.
In 2004 Marc Isaksen completed his certification as a professional licensed architect.
||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.
Today Isaksen Architects designs all types of structures including: residential (100+), multi-family
(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
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.