Jay V. Taggart | AIA
With a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Architecture degree, Jay chose to practice in Utah, a place he has called home his entire life. For him, Utah is the greatest place in the country to practice architecture, ski, golf, hike and create a life with his family.
Jay joined the firm in 2007 and is a principal architect at Curtis Miner Architecture. His experience is focused on multi-faceted, complex projects including commercial, healthcare, assisted living, education, municipal, multi-family, and tenant improvements. He brings in-depth knowledge of various projects and enjoys working with clients. He is a designer at heart and an award winning architect. He utilizes his leadership and organizational skills in his role as principal-in-charge and is responsible for the projects overall direction and control. He is responsible for the implementation of office standards, and oversees the operations committee as well as ensuring understanding of current technologies for his firm and his clients.
Jay has served the architectural community by contributing his artistic talent, education, and experience as a member of the AIA Utah Central Section Executive Committee, as president of the AIA Utah Central Section, and through volunteer work for the Utah Heritage Foundation.
Did you know?
Did you know that Jay is the youngest of 11 siblings?
When Jay is not practicing architecture he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, skiing, golfing and watching his son play various sports. He also enjoys watching the Utes play basketball and football.
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 […]read more
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 […]read more
Three Ways VR is Changing our Design Approach
While virtual reality (VR) isn’t a new technology, the ways the technology is being used to communicate design intent and convey space is. 3D modeling and rendering, 3D printing, VR single point and walkthroughs are transforming design and architecture at Curtis Miner Architecture. Whether it’s one or two of these tools or a combination, we […]read more
Four Excellence in Masonry Awards
Curtis Miner Architecture projects receive Utah Masonry Council awards Curtis Miner Architecture is honored to be the recipient of four esteemed Utah Masonry Council Excellence in Masonry Design awards for 2018. The American Heritage School Athletics Facility was awarded the Institutional Private Projects Honor Design Award. The Athletics Facility at American Heritage High School is […]read more
The Rise of Sophisticated Designs
The following article was published in Senior Living Executive Issue 6 2018, The Design Issue. https://content.yudu.com/web/406u7/0A40767/SLENov.Dec2018/html/index.html?page=6&origin=reader&_ga=2.207486163.1778633460.1548785705-2011674563.1546895837 The Rise of Sophisticated Designs Introducing the 2018 Senior Living by Design Award Winners Creekside Senior Living Bountiful, Utah Provider: Stellar Senior Living Architect: Curtis Miner Architecture Interior Design: Direct Supply Creekside Senior Living has that “wow factor.” The entry […]read more
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 […]read more
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 […]read more
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. […]read more
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 […]read more
New Assisted Living Center in Bountiful, Utah
The new Creekside Assisted Living in Bountiful, Utah has officially opened their doors. We enjoyed being a part of this wonderful project and seeing the new residents enjoy their new homes!read more
Specialties of Utah Architectural Design for Autistic Children
At Curtis Miner Architecture (CMA), education architecture is not simply another building type in our portfolio – it is our passion. Although CMA has designed numerous schools and educational buildings over the years, we are especially proud to say that designing space specifically for the education of autistic children is a specialty. As is typical […]read more
CMA is Architecture Firm of the Year
We are STOKED to have received this beauty Saturday night – honored as Utah CCIM Chapter Architectural Firm of the Year! These Excellence awards honor “the best of the best” at the premier commercial real estate event of the year. Thanks Jay Taggart, our commercial architecture specialist, and to our commercial team, for all you do.read more
UVU Autism Center Receives Awards
We are honored to be the recipient of two design awards for the Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism at UVU. The project won Best of 2017 Higher Education Architecture from Utah Construction & Design Magazine and an Honor Award for Higher Education Architecture from the AIA Utah (American Institute of Architects) Central Section. Thank you to our team members! UVU, SIRQ Construction, Spectrum […]read more
Five Trends in Senior Living Facilities
The following article was published in the Utah Construction & Design Magazine October 2016 Issue. http://utahcdmag.com/2016/11/october-2016-issue/ Utah’s unique position on housing for an aging population. Housing for seniors has moved beyond the sterile environments of yesteryear. Utah’s newest senior living promises accessibility AND appeal. What to do when mom and dad can no longer safely live […]read more
Utah Architects Become Pinewood Derby Racers
Craft, Collaboration, and Competition at the Curtis Miner Architecture Annual Derby It’s no secret that architects in general love and appreciate design and craft. It’s in their DNA! It’s the love of these skills that provided the stimulus for Curtis Miner Architecture’s (CMA) most popular company event: The CMA Derby. Based on the Boy Scout […]read more
DFCM & Utah Valley University Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism – Orem Utah
Official Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony – the First Step in Furthering Autism Education in Utah The first of its kind in Utah, Utah Valley University’s (UVU) new Melisa Nellesen Center (the Center) for Autism had its official ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. At 15,000 sq. ft., the new center is designed by Curtis Miner […]read more