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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.

Visualization: Helping Clients Envision and Understand Their Spaces

A leader in the use of visualization tools, Curtis Miner Architecture is always exploring new tools and technologies to facilitate the ability of our clients to visualize, interact with, and understand their buildings and spaces. Over our 20-year history CMA has provided visualization services in varying and evolving forms. While 2D and 3D renderings and […]

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Top-Notch Customer Service or Bust!

Balancing High-Level Design and Hands-On Service in Utah Architecture’s Booming Economy “It’s so busy!” We seem to hear it everywhere we go. A project meeting, site visit, or an industry event. Utah’s steady growth means firms are faced with the challenge of plentiful work and a skilled labor shortage. The question for CMA leadership is […]

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Design Everything: Building a Culture of Excellent Design

How CMA Nurtures Design in Architecture and Beyond Curtis Miner Architecture has held design at the forefront since day one. The company’s first business cards stated: “Excellent design, outstanding service,” and they still contain that statement today. As the company has evolved, we have not only maintained, but nurtured the focus on extraordinary design. For […]

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Moving Up: Mike Sroufe’s Professional Progress

Shout-out to Mike Sroufe and his recent promotion to Junior Project Manager! Mike knew at a young age that his future was in architecture. He learned CAD and designed house plans in high school, designed a house for his sister, and even drew up plans for an addition to his neighbor’s house–all before he ever […]

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Building Up: Nathan Brown Showcases his Professional Development

Today we celebrate Nathan Brown’s promotion to Jr. Project Manager! His ability to quickly learn and forge positive relationships with others will certainly come in handy in his new position. As a Jr. Project Manager, Nathan is responsible for coordinating the efforts of the drafting team and leading the efforts to coordinate between the triad […]

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Utah’s Multi-Family Housing Boom

Debunking the Myths of Multi-Family Housing Stereotypes In 2015 Utah’s population reached 3 million. You probably see the effects of this growth as you commute on Interstate-15, visit Lagoon or attend a Real soccer game. It’s especially evident when you notice a subdivision or apartment building under construction. Utah now leads the nation in its […]

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On the Boards: Riverton Professional Plaza

The owners of Western Gynecological Obstetrical Clinic, currently located in the Riverton Hospital, determined that with their lease at the hospital ending, they would build a medical office building to house the clinic and provide space for other professionals. They purchased a project site located near the hospital in Riverton, Utah. Western GYNOB turned to […]

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Best Wishes to Sara Durocher on her Leave of Absence

 Sara Durocher joined the Curtis Miner Architecture family in April 2007. As Office Manager, she helped the firm define the position and over the years has developed processes for invoicing, meeting management, staff recognition, and many others. But what impresses her peers and colleagues even more than her organization and procedures is the kind and […]

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Specialist Spotlight: Mike Anderson, AIA, NCARB

Meet our Housing Architecture Specialist Mike Anderson, newly promoted to Associate Architect, has long been involved with housing. In fact, he helped build homes for a building contractor before entering the architecture industry. “When I went to architecture school, we designed a single-family residence for a Navajo family in the Four Corners area,” Mike relates. […]

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