Blog - Architectural Design

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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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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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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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AIA Central Utah Section President – Curtis Miner

This year, Curtis Miner has been serving as the President of the Central Utah Section of the American Institute of Architects. It’s his second term, as he previously served as President in 2010. With his 12-month term concluding in December, we’re grateful for this collaboration with other architects and our community.

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