Jay V. Taggart | AIA

PRINCIPAL

With a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Architecture degree, Jay chose to practice in Utah, a place he has called home his entire life. For him, Utah is the greatest place in the country to practice architecture, ski, golf, hike and create a life with his family.

Jay joined the firm in 2007 and is a principal architect at Curtis Miner Architecture. His experience is focused on multi-faceted, complex projects including commercial, healthcare, assisted living, education, municipal, multi-family, and tenant improvements. He brings in-depth knowledge of various projects and enjoys working with clients. He is a designer at heart and an award winning architect. He utilizes his leadership and organizational skills in his role as principal-in-charge and is responsible for the projects overall direction and control. He is responsible for the implementation of office standards, and oversees the operations committee as well as ensuring understanding of current technologies for his firm and his clients.

Jay has served the architectural community by contributing his artistic talent, education, and experience as a member of the AIA Utah Central Section Executive Committee, as president of the AIA Utah Central Section, and through volunteer work for the Utah Heritage Foundation.

Did you know?

Did you know that Jay is the youngest of 11 siblings?

When Jay is not practicing architecture he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, skiing, golfing and watching his son play various sports. He also enjoys watching the Utes play basketball and football.

Specialties of Utah Architectural Design for Autistic Children

At Curtis Miner Architecture (CMA), education architecture is not simply another building type in our portfolio – it is our passion. Although CMA has designed numerous schools and educational buildings over the years, we are especially proud to say that designing space specifically for the education of autistic children is a specialty. As is typical […]

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CMA is Architecture Firm of the Year

We are STOKED to have received this beauty Saturday night – honored as Utah CCIM Chapter Architectural Firm of the Year! These Excellence awards honor “the best of the best” at the premier commercial real estate event of the year. Thanks Jay Taggart, our commercial architecture specialist, and to our commercial team, for all you do.

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UVU Autism Center Receives Awards

We are honored to be the recipient of two design awards for the Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism at UVU. The project won Best of 2017 Higher Education Architecture from Utah Construction & Design Magazine and an Honor Award for Higher Education Architecture from the AIA Utah (American Institute of Architects) Central Section. Thank you to our team members! UVU, SIRQ Construction, Spectrum […]

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Five Trends in Senior Living Facilities

The following article was published in the Utah Construction & Design Magazine October 2016 Issue. http://utahcdmag.com/2016/11/october-2016-issue/ Utah’s unique position on housing for an aging population. Housing for seniors has moved beyond the sterile environments of yesteryear. Utah’s newest senior living promises accessibility AND appeal. What to do when mom and dad can no longer safely live […]

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Utah Architects Become Pinewood Derby Racers

Craft, Collaboration, and Competition at the Curtis Miner Architecture Annual Derby It’s no secret that architects in general love and appreciate design and craft. It’s in their DNA! It’s the love of these skills that provided the stimulus for Curtis Miner Architecture’s (CMA) most popular company event: The CMA Derby. Based on the Boy Scout […]

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DFCM & Utah Valley University Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism – Orem Utah

Official Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony – the First Step in Furthering Autism Education in Utah The first of its kind in Utah, Utah Valley University’s (UVU) new Melisa Nellesen Center (the Center) for Autism had its official ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. At 15,000 sq. ft., the new center is designed by Curtis Miner […]

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