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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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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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Life in the Fast Lane

Four Trends in Utah’s Auto Dealership Architecture Everyone can see the trends in the automotive industry by watching a car commercial. Gone are the days where buyers are excited about power windows and locks. Today, new buyers are excited about Bluetooth sound systems and lane assist technology. But what are some of the trends in […]

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Commercial Design Approach: Improving Employee Health and Wellness

The following article was published in the Utah Construction & Design Magazine July 2018 Issue.  http://utahcdmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/UCD.July_.V6Spreads.pdf Designing for a Healthy Utah Workforce When designing corporate workplace buildings, one of the key goals of employers is creating spaces that will attract and retain quality employees. According to the CDC, the average full-time working American spends 1/3 of […]

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CMA Receives Merit Award from ENR

It takes a team! Our team is honored to have received the ENR Mountain States Interiors/Tenant Improvement Merit Award for the Ken Garff Corporate Center. The team created a highly collaborative work environment with a professional, modern design that reflects the company brand. Thank you and congratulations to the Ken Garff Automotive Group, United Contractors, […]

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Specialist Spotlight: Jay Taggart, AIA

Breadth of experience in complex, challenging projects is beneficial to Utah Higher Education architect Jay Taggart, AIA is a Principal at Curtis Miner Architecture. A designer at heart, Jay joined Curtis Miner Architecture in 2007 and brings a depth of experience in multi-faceted, complex projects, including commercial, healthcare, assisted living, municipal, multi-family, and tenant improvements. […]

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Architecture Careers: A Tutorial from Utah Architects

Curtis Miner Architecture Talks the Future of Architecture at the UU Breakfast Club Community involvement is an important value at Curtis Miner Architecture (CMA), and so is building the future of architecture. Recently, two of our Principals and University of Utah graduates, Curtis Miner and Jay Taggart, presented at the Architecture + Planning School’s Breakfast […]

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