We use state of the art, cutting-edge technologies and decades of professional expertise to assist our Clients. Our diversified, full-service professional design services firm has a reputation for leadership in the industry.

A Legacy of Chicago Architecture

Jens J. Jensen, Sr. began his practice in 1915 in downtown Chicago. From the 1930’s through the 1950’s the firm focused on and produced mainly commercial architecture of which office and retail buildings were the majority. Jens J. Jensen, Jr. took the helm through 1998. Jarrett J. Jensen, AIA has led the Firm since 1995 and is President and CEO. Many hundreds of  Shopping Centers, Grocery and Drug Stores, Retail Developments and Commercial Building projects were designed and built in and around Chicagoland and the Midwest by Jensen & Jensen Architects over (3) generations, a track record of which we are very proud.

We continue to specialize in restaurant, retail, commercial and residential Architecture today including store and restaurant buildings, shopping centers, office buildings, and warehouses as well as master planning, development services, entitlements, Architectural Design and 3D color Renderings for building interior and exteriors, planning, and interior design.

Serving Various Industries & Sectors

Jensen & Jensen Architects P.C. employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff including numerous licensed and registered design professionals in a dozen States of Registration across the USA. Jensen & Jensen Architects P.C. is a diversified, full-service professional corporation with a reputation for leadership in the industry. We provide our clients with complete land planning services tailored toward retail, commercial, and residential projects.

Jarrett J. Jensen, AIA has led the Firm since 1995 and is President and CEO. Under his leadership, the Architectural Firm has made its design mark on the Restaurant and Retail industry with many dozens of highly touted and recognized projects. 

Jensen & Jensen has been performing professional services continuously since its inception in 1915, producing over 3000 projects in the Metro-Chicagoland area alone.

Diverse Portfolio

Industry Leaders

Over the course of our 100+ years in business, we have developed a longstanding reputation for excellence.  Each generation of Jensen leadership has built on the foundation of its predecessors, expanding our capabilities and serving clients in an ever-increasing geographic area.  Our work with national retailers, owners and developers is a catalyst for sharing our expertise across the United States.   Our land planning services are unparalleled, and we partner with our clients to achieve their greatest success.

Each project benefits from our broad experience and deep understanding of the industry.  Our team of top-tier architects and staff provide everything from state-of-the-art renderings and virtual tours to detailed site plans and zoning ordinance requirements to interiors and landscape planning.


Dedicated to Service

While Jensen & Jensen Architects, P.C. continues to lead the market in Restaurant and Retail architecture and land planning services, our team has also completed numerous industrial, office and residential projects.  The long-term relationships we hold with our clients ensure we can support their architecture needs in every area of real estate.

Our Services

We work with our clients from property acquisition, through zoning and annexation and entitlement proceedings, to the preparation of Architectural plans and specifications, bidding procedures, permitting, and contracts.

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Licensed in: IL, WI, IN, MN, MI, IA, TN, FL, AZ, NV, TX, OH

What Our Clients Have To Say

"Jewel Osco has been working with Jensen & Jensen Architects & Engineers, P. C. for more than 60 years on our new and remodeled grocery stores, and continue to do so with our most current project in Barrington, IL. We find them to be a hard working and dedicated group of professionals who go out of their way for their clients to make any design and engineering changes needed. They make every effort to be on time and within budget with their projects." 

Jewel Osco


"Thanks for all your help and personal influence on the Lake Forest Remodel. For a difficult project, it went very well and was an enjoyable experience. We have built several new grocery stores as well as renovations with Jensen and they are one of the best we've ever worked with. They also have full "In- House" Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineering Services."

Sunset Foods

GA Johnson & Son

"We have worked with Jarrett Jensen and his firm for many years and find them to be very professional and innovative. We are very satisfied with the quality of their work. They completed a major de-malling and renovation of Crystal Lake Mall for us several years ago, and are currently working on several other projects, including a redo of the Borders space at Eden's Plaza in Wilmette, IL."

Edens Plaza

J Freed & Associates

"I have personally worked with Jensen & Jensen Architects & Engineers, P.C. for 27 years and have always found them to be prompt, professional and dedicated to delivering a quality product to their clients - on time and on budget. When I joined Sterling Organization in 2012 to launch our Midwest Regional office, I immediately turned to Jensen & Jensen Architects & Engineers, P.C. to provide planning and design services for our growing shopping center portfolio in the greater Chicago area." 

Michael Horne

Newcastle Properties

"We have had the pleasure of working with Jensen and Jensen Architects & Engineers, P.C. a number of times over the past several years, on projects ranging from retail space re-measurement all the way up to a full shopping center redesign. They have always done excellent work for us, provided in a timely fashion and on budget. They are a valuable resource to us, and we expect to continue our successful business relationship in the years to come."

Stephen Brennan


"Thanks for the support and extra effort Jarrett. Your teamwork is greatly appreciated." 

Sherri L. Abruscato

Portillo's Hotdogs LLC

"Jarrett, and his associates at Jensen & Jensen, are a top-notch architectural and engineering firm. From site planning/land planning, entitlement proceedings, to full-scale design and build, Jarrett and his group ensure the process is seamless and cost-effective. I have worked on many development projects with Jarrett and his firm, and I have never been disappointed. I highly recommend Jarrett for any commercial architectural need."

Michael Fisch

JAM Investments

"You have no idea how much I appreciate your responsiveness to rfis, submittals etc.. It’s been a minute since we’ve been able to work with a firm that feels like they have such a good handle on a project this quickly. We are so crazy busy, and the difference is night and day so far."

Kristine Hewitt-Faber

Ideal Co., Inc.

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