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Read the Curtis Miner Architecture blog to stay informed on the latest in design and construction trends, project development, industry insights and internal CMA office news. Written by our expert professionals.

On the Boards: Food & Care Housing Project

Providing Housing for the Homeless in Utah County Homelessness is not limited to downtown Salt Lake City. Utah County has seen an increase in homelessness, and here at Curtis Miner Architecture (CMA), we are looking for low-income multi-family housing solutions. We were hired by the Food & Care Coalition, one of the most proactive homeless […]

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A “Light” Remodel with Intermountain Healthcare in Provo

When it comes to remodeling the Intermountain Healthcare East Bay—West Office building in Provo, the “light” in this project refers to well-lit spaces rather than the ease of the project. The objective for Jonathan Johnson and the CMA healthcare team was straightforward: designing natural light throughout the office space. Doing so in the confines of […]

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CMA Turns 20: Celebrating Two Decades of Outstanding Utah Architecture

20 Reasons We’re Celebrating 20 Years November 30th marks 20 years since Curtis Miner, newly graduated from the University of Utah Graduate School of Architecture, and wife Janine Miner started Curtis Miner Architecture in their home’s basement. There are many reasons to celebrate this achievement, and we’ve listed twenty here. Curtis Miner – Our founder […]

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Rising to the Challenge: Jonathan Johnson

Meet our Healthcare Architecture Specialist For Project Manager Jonathan Johnson, every day is a chance to challenge himself and the healthcare design team. And the challenge certainly comes daily. The additional building codes, healthcare guidelines, and Life Safety codes (among others) keep Jonathan and the healthcare team on their toes. And beyond architectural design, Jonathan […]

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Historic Context: Adding a Building in Provo’s Historic Downtown

Throwback to Young, Kester & Petro Law Offices A few years ago, when Utah Law Partners Young, Kester & Petro (now Young, Kester, Black & Jube) bought a building lot in the historic district of Provo, they approached Curtis Miner Architecture (CMA) to design their new building. The site was within one block of Provo […]

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Specialist Spotlight: Curtis Miner, AIA, NCARB

Years of experience set the stage for a role as leader and specialist Curtis Miner, AIA, NCARB, is a Principal at Curtis Miner Architecture. When Curtis founded Curtis Miner Architecture (CMA) in 1998, he relied on his background in residential and commercial design, built on both work experience and degrees from the University of Utah. […]

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CMA Welcomes Carlos Garcia

Welcome to Carlos Garcia, Senior Drafter. Carlos has studied everything from cooking at a culinary school to advertising and construction management at Brigham Young University. He landed on architecture, making him an excellent asset to CMA’s drafting team.

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Specialist Spotlight: Gerrit Timmerman, AIA

Negotiating the Best Design for Utah’s Automotive Dealerships Gerrit Timmerman, AIA is a Principal at Curtis Miner Architecture. CMA’s experience in the automotive world started small. We worked on several gas stations, convenience stores and automotive repair shops before the door opened to larger projects; in 2010 CMA designed our first dealership, Larry H. Miller […]

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Celebrating 20 Years

In November 2018, Curtis Miner Architecture celebrates our 20th Anniversary! Founder and Principal, Curtis Miner, was quoted in a recent Utah Valley Magazine article: “We are dedicated to our clients. Our success comes from the success of our clients. That will be our measuring stick for the next 20 years, too.” Thank you to all of […]

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Stepping Up: Stairs as a Showpiece

Show-stopping Stairway Design in Utah Architecture Stairs are often considered utilitarian, but who says they can’t be a showpiece? For example, take the 90 North Medical Office building that CMA designed to house Valley OB/GYN and other medical offices. The three-story staircase is visible from the outside of the building. It’s a continuous walnut wood […]

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