Blog - Utah Architecture

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.

3D Printing: A Visual Aid for Outstanding Design Work

How 3D Models Benefit Designers, Clients, and Projects CMA continually seeks new and innovative ways to design structures. The use of 3D printing is a rapidly evolving technology. It’s one we frequently utilize to create working, realistic models to bring a building to life. “The biggest benefit is being able to visualize the big-picture composition. […]

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From First Employee to Principal Architect: Kurt Mather

Congratulations to our newest Principal Architect, Kurt Mather! Kurt has been with CMA since the very early days in 2000. In fact, he was the first employee hired, to work on construction documents for our first project, American Heritage School. Kurt first became interested in drafting and architecture during his junior high and high school […]

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Dedication to the Craft: Merrill Roberts Promoted to BIM Specialist

Congratulations to Merrill Roberts for his recent promotion to BIM Specialist! Merrill has a long history of going above and beyond what’s expected to master the architectural craft. From getting to work early each morning to study BIM while in college, to continuing education in the Architectural Experience program, Merrill is truly a student of […]

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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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Happy 5 Years to Lynn Davies

A very happy five year workaversary to Lynn Davies! We’re thrilled to have such a fantastic project manager (and recipe connoisseur) on our team.

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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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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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Welcome to Christopher Thompson

Our Intern Drafter, Christopher Thompson, owned and managed QuickDraw Construction for seven years before deciding to go to back to school. He is currently pursuing his Master’s in architecture.

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