Living Space is a design-build company providing both architectural and construction services. Architects and carpenters work together with our clients every day to continually refine the design to make the most of every space and aesthetic opportunity. We specialize in remodeling the Milwaukee area's older and finer homes,as well as cutting edge green architecture on new construction, condominium build-outs, and light commercial work.

Living Space Design-Build, Company is owned and operated by Jim Dorr and Joe Shea. The firm incorporated in 1983 and is bonded and insured for up to two million dollars. We have our own construction crews. A lead carpenter and a designer will be assigned to stay with your project throughout its duration. We look forward to working with you to create a space that you truly love.

Green Building
Your house isn't just a place where you sleep, it is a home for your family, a place to celebrate, a place to relax. You make your house your home, and your home defines you. The question is, how is your home impacting the environment around you, and your wallet? You can be surprised how easy minor problems become major economic drain on a homeowner, especially in older homes. We are in the forefront of not only Preserving historic architecture and craftsmanship, but we are also committed to:

  • Natural Lighting and Ventilation
  • Investigating and Enacting in High Energy Efficiency in all the House's Mechanical Processes
  • Passive Solar Design
  • Recycling old fixtures and building refuse whenever possible
  • Investigating Alternative ways to Heat and Power your House
  • Utilizing Renewable Resources
  • Creating a safe and clean as Possible Environment for clients during the construction Process