Blog - Architectural Design

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.

Incorporating Brand-driven Environments into Architecture

Today’s Architecture Creates Spaces that Reflect a Company’s Culture The concept of experience design isn’t new to architects. From Disney theme parks to the sleek surfaces of an Apple store, architectural design is becoming more about meeting human needs and less about current trends. For Curtis Miner Architecture, creating brand-driven environments for clients has been […]

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Curtis Miner Architecture’s 2018 Highlights

Utah County Architecture Firm’s Top Ten Reasons to Celebrate As we look back at the past year, we at Curtis Miner Architecture find ourselves full of gratitude for all our activities and accomplishments. Here are our top ten reasons for celebrating 2018: 1. Two Decades Strong In November, CMA celebrated our 20th birthday. From humble […]

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Commitment to Learning and Safety

Four New Utah K-12 Schools Double Down on Safety With the debate on gun control stuck in a battle between partisan politics, architects have stepped in to answer the following question as best they can: What are alternative ways to keep students safe? The American Institute of Architects pledged their commitment to both learning and […]

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Meet Samuel Zenteno

Meet Samuel Zenteno, our newest Draftsman. With a background in visual arts, he is known for his creativity. Samuel hails from Miami, but he feels right at home on the Wasatch Front. He loves being outdoors, especially snowmobiling, mountain biking, and hiking.

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Stepping Up: Showcase Stairs II

More Show-Stopping Stairway Design in Utah Architecture You may not have noticed from our first article on stairs, but we think stairways are fabulous. And not just because they are utilized day in and day out by most building inhabitants— from dramatic to exquisite, stairs can easily add to and even create the ambiance 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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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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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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