Sarah Buckner

Marketing Manager

Sarah studied architecture at the University of Utah before transferring to Brigham Young University where she received her B.A. in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations in 2022. She loves combining the best of both worlds by coordinating marketing efforts for Curtis Miner Architecture.

Sarah is a member of PRSSA and Kappa Tau Alpha, an exclusive National Honor Society for Journalism and Communications.

Did you know?

Sarah’s favorite class at BYU was floral design where she learned how to arrange bouquets and press flowers. She also has a puppy named Iroh after one of her favorite TV characters.

Unicity International

Unicity International needed three major components of their project designed, their office, administration, and warehouse. CMA excels at designing for different spaces and uses. #UtahIndustrialArchitecture #AECUtah

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Industrial Design

Each industrial project design presents different, exciting challenges for CMA, resulting in diverse material uses and creative design solutions that we thrive on sharing. #UtahIndustrialArchitecture #AECUtah

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Women in Construction Week

Every woman on our CMA team is an invaluable addition to our work. We are grateful for all the women in our industry, and for this week in particular, in construction. Happy Women in Construction week. #WomenInConstructionWeek #AECUtah #UtahConstruction #WomenInArchitecture

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Jerry Seiner Mazda

Perfectly in view from Orem’s University Parkway, Jerry Seiner Mazda’s redesign helped its visibility reflect accurately upon the business, now perfectly up to date with branding and imaging. #UtahAutomotive #AECUtah

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Retail Design

Our experience designing for retail extends across more than 200 retail projects from restaurants to dance & fitness studios. #RetailArchitecture #AECUtah

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K-12 Studio Spotlight: Teamwork Makes the School Work

CMA’s K-12 Studio are Experts in School Architecture in Utah and Beyond Our K-12 team tackles some of our most complex, nuanced, and delicate projects, exploring and exacting the design solutions necessary for ideal learning and teaching environments. Their enthusiasm and passion for each project, along with their impeccable teamwork and work ethic, make them […]

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Corner Canyon High School Expanded

CMA was a part of expanding Corner Canyon High School. Built in 2010, it was already exceeding capacity. We increased its cafeteria capacity and created seamless classroom wing additions, adding 24 new classrooms in total.  #AECUtah #EducationArchitecture #HighSchoolArchitecture #NeverStopLearning #K12Architecture 

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Greenwood Elementary Drone Video

Greenwood Elementary is closer to the street than a typical school, so we designed the renovation to blend in with the surrounding residential neighborhood. We minimized the height of the building and matched the exterior brick and the entire front façade, resulting in a sleek facility that balances the old and new spaces in such […]

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CMA and K-12 Schools

Working on K–12, private, and charter schools is our pride and joy. We have a robust collection of part projects in these areas because building schools that help our youth shine is a passion at CMA. #EducationArchitects #AECUtah #EducationArchitecture #K12Architecture #UtahSchoolDistricts #UtahArchitects 

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Spectrum Academy S.T.A.R.S

The Spectrum STARS Charter School is specifically designed for students with autism, ensuring their educational experience meets their needs. We were, as always, passionate about the success of this project. #K12Architecture #AECUtah 

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Trends in Active Adult Communities

Design to Emphasize Independence, Wellness, Connectivity As more baby boomers enter retirement, households are downsizing and there has been a shift in demand for active adult communities. These communities are typically designed and constructed for residents aged 55 and up. Residents are drawn to an independent, maintenance-free living environment that supports wellness, learning, convenience, and […]

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Thoughtful Masterplan Communities

Our masterplans result in thoughtful & accessible communities & buildings from all angles. With years of training & experience, we know the factors that make these plans possible. #Masterplan #UTArchitectureFirms #UtahArchitects #CMAServices 

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CMA Welcomes New Interior Designer

Welcome to Michelle Carbajal, LEED GA, the newest member of our our interior design team. Participating in a study abroad program in Europe deepened Michelle’s appreciation of fine art and the language of design. #MeetOurTeam #InteriorDesignUtah

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CMA and Multifamily Communities

CMA creates accessible, elevated, and inviting multifamily residential communities. We design for all of the complex needs that not only make a community attractive, but functional. #AECUtah #MultiFamilyArchitecture #MultiFamilyHousing #UtahArchitects #UTArchitectureFirms

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Curtis Miner Architecture’s 2021 Highlights

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 reasons for celebrating 2021: 1. Two New Principals In November, CMA welcomed two new principals within leadership. Mike Anderson, AIA, NCARB, started at CMA in 2000 as […]

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Curtis Livingston Promoted to Principal

Curtis Livingston, AIA, NCARB, was recently promoted to Principal at Curtis Miner Architecture. Since joining CMA in 2016, Curtis has prioritized and fostered a culture of quality architecture and outstanding service. A 25-year industry veteran, he has been an influential contributor to the K-12 market in the Intermountain West. “Curtis shares a vision for firm […]

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Building Interiors

Building interiors are where everyone spends the most time—we exert a proportional and exacting amount of energy to ensure impact, quality, comfort, and everything the structure needs. #InteriorDesign #AECUtah #InteriorDesignUtah #UtahInteriors #CMAServices 

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Built Bar Reception Desk Design

The Built Works reception desk is designed to look like a Built Bar, decadently wrapped in chocolate. Behind the desk is a word cloud describing their delicious, popular protein bars. #CommercialInteriorDesign #ManufacturingArchitecture #UtahInteriors 

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Municipal Architecture Attention to Detail

CMA’s current and past municipal project experience thoroughly qualifies our architecture with attention to detail and a diversity of structures well-designed to fit within the community. #PublicArchitecture #PublicSafetyArchitecture #PoliceStationDesign #FireStationDesign #AECUtah 

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CMA Gives Back

We are grateful for the opportunity we had to support the Food and Care Coalition and to give back to the community. Our focus on families and communities gives us the reason to do our best work both inside and outside the office. #CommunityGiving #AECUtah #CMAValues

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Welcome to a NEW BIM Technician

Tressa Messenger is a skillful drafter and artist trained in both classical and traditional architecture principals. She is organized, passionate, and committed, and we and her clients are grateful to have her. #CMATeam #AECUtah #MeetOurTeam #Teamwork #UtahArchitects 

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CMA Voted Best Commercial Architect in Provo

We are honored to be included in GC Magazine’s list of the Best Commercial Architects in Provo. We work hard to continue to be worthy of the recognition we receive. #AECUtah #CommercialDesign #CommercialArchitecture #ThankYou  Click here to see the article.

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On the Boards: Vineyard Medical Office Building

On the boards: The two-story Vineyard Medical Office Building, set to accommodate the rapidly growing Vineyard population with pediatrics and women’s health. #HealthcareArchitecture #AECUtah #MedicalOfficeBuilding #Healthcare #UtahArchitecture #OnTheBoards

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Mike Anderson Promoted to Principal

We are pleased to recognize the promotion of Mike Anderson, AIA, NCARB, to principal. Since joining Curtis Miner Architecture (CMA) in 2000, Mike has put his significant design and project management skills to use on a variety of commercial projects including mixed-use, education, automotive, multi-family, retail, and light industrial projects. Mike joined the firm while […]

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Blake Gneiting Earns the Moll/Betts Student Excellence Award

Our warmest congratulations go out to Blake Gneiting on earning the Moll/Betts Student Excellence Award. The award is given to the two students with the highest scores in the Construction Documents Technologist (CDT) exam during the latest fiscal year. Blake joined Curtis Miner Architecture (CMA) in early 2020. A senior BIM technician, he also is […]

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Male Fertility Clinic Welcomes New Space

Male Fertility & Peyronie’s Clinic is designed by us within a greater building we also designed. We were delighted to revisit this building in creating a luxurious, welcoming space. #HealthcareArchitecture #AECUtah #UtahArchitecture #HealthcareInteriorDesign

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Healthcare Architecture Experience

Healthcare architecture prioritizes comfort, welcoming energies, superior wayfinding, and a nuanced understanding of their particular functionality. CMA’s extensive experience means we are able to achieve all of that. #HealthcareArchitecture #AECUtah #HealthcareInteriorDesign #DesignEverything #UtahArchitects

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Creekside Senior Living

Creekside Senior and Assisted Living Community provided accommodations for individuals with assisted living and memory care needs. At the base of the Wasatch Mountains in Bountiful, the community is situated alongside a year-round flowing creek dotted with cottonwoods and willows. The views and natural beauty of the area were focal points for building programming and […]

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Mikle Merkley Promoted to Senior BIM Technician

A self-described design and tech enthusiast, Mikle Merkley enjoys making a good idea into a great reality. For the last year, he’s applied his technical skills and creativity to solving the needs of Curtis Miner Architecture (CMA) clients. His elevation to Senior BIM Technician is a well-earned recognition of his contributions to our Visualizations team […]

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Micro Focus Has a New Computer Lab

Micro Focus needed a space to run simulations and tests for software. We converted existing office space into a computer lab, with specialized walls and upgraded power infrastructure to cool the computers and equipment. #CommercialArchitecture #OfficeDesignUtah #AECUtah #CommercialDesign 

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Drone of Deseret First Credit Union

The 60,000 SF Deseret First Credit Union Operations Center is a showcase of texture, shadow patterns, and conservation strategies. Surrounding mountain and valley views are captured throughout, and the design focuses on inside to outside relationships. A two-story main entry features a show-stopping circular stair surrounded by vertical slats. #DroneVideo #CommercialArchitecture 

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BLAKE GNEITING PROMOTED TO SENIOR BIM TECHNICIAN

Since joining Curtis Miner Architecture (CMA) in early 2020, Blake has impressed clients and coworkers with his willingness to learn in order to help better fulfill his roles and responsibilities. With his promotion to Senior BIM Technician, he’s using his knowledge of structural, electrical, and mechanical drafting and modeling to better understand how his designs […]

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Grantsville Professional Park

We provided design and construction administration for this new commercial building, Grantsville Professional Park. Housing up to eight tenants, its clean, modern lines makes the building’s professionalism stand out. #CommercialArchitecture #AECUtah #CommercialDesign #ConstructionAdministration #SiteEntitlements 

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Code Consulting is Critical

Code consulting is a critical service to ensure the safety of any building—whether it is a single-family residence or large business. Our work is expert, efficient, and understands applicable codes back to front. #CodeConsulting #AECUtah #CMAServices #UTArchitectureFirms #UtahArchitects 

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Jacob Fredrickson Promoted to Senior BIM Technician

When Jacob joined Curtis Miner Architecture in April 2021, he was given every opportunity to prepare for advancement. Both the project architect and project manager he supports gave him assignments such as leading the preparation of construction documents. Jacob quickly recognized a Senior BIM Technician at CMA does so much more than drafting. “A Senior […]

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Canopy 4 is Updated

We gave Canopy 4 a new exterior and interior, focusing on an open concept with an industrial aesthetic to appeal to any client walking through. #CommercialArchitecture #AECUtah #CommercialDesign #InteriorDesignUtah 

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Specialist Spotlight: Lindsay Stephenson, Interior Designer

Lindsay’s interest in interior design peaked during her junior year of high school when she began to look at potential college majors. She recalls meeting with several advisors at various colleges who showed her current students’ work, including the more technical aspects of interior design such as space planning, drafting, and architectural detailing. These technical […]

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CMA’s Commercial Sector

At CMA, our commercial projects include new structures, renovations, and tenant improvements for business-related projects of anything from office buildings to retail. #AECUtah #CommercialArchitecture #TenantImprovement  #Renovation #RetailArchitecture #UtahArchitecture 

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Open for Business: Bonneville Equipment Kubota Dealership

Phased design allows business to remain open during construction Bonneville Equipment Company is one of the largest Kubota farm, utility, and construction equipment dealers in the country, and Utah’s only dealer boasting both Kubota’s prestigious Elite Dealer status and Service Certified Status for seven consecutive years. After quickly outgrowing a rented space in Springville, they […]

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Specialist Spotlight: Mike Anderson

Utah architect’s keen understanding of the complex and sophisticated nature of automotive dealerships Mike Anderson, Project Architect and Automotive specialist, was first introduced to the automotive market sector through Ken Garff Companies with their addition remodel to their American Fork, Utah Ford location. From there, he has become an invaluable expert for CMA. He understands […]

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Welcome to Spencer Mitchell

Work experience and education makes Spencer Mitchell’s part in projects informative and essential for skillful and effective work. A good listener and inquisitive, he’s an excellent member to have on our team. #CMATeam #UtahAEC 

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Happy Anniversary to Curtis Livingston

Happy Anniversary to Curtis Livingston! We’ve had you for five years, and we’re looking forward to sharing many more. #WorkAnniversary #HappyAnniversary #CMATeam #AECUtah http://ow.ly/AY2o50G9gii

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The Best Idea Wins: Solutions from Every Seat in the Office

At Curtis Miner Architecture (CMA), we foster mutual respect and collaboration for people and their ideas. We like to call it “The Best Idea Wins.” The concept got its start as principal and founder Curtis Miner pondered the concept of exceptional design. He saw the biggest obstacle to creating value through excellent design and outstanding […]

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Happy 5 Years to Kyle Mendoza

Happy 5 years to Kyle Mendoza! Thank you for being with us for this long. We’re delighted to have you for more. #WorkAnniversary #HappyAnniversary #CMATeam #AECUtah

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Elegant Design Specialty

Elegant, functional, budget-focused design is our main objective and our specialty. We seek only the best from ourselves so we can deliver the best for our clients. #AECUtah #CMAServices #UtahArchitects #DesignArt #ExcellentDesign http://ow.ly/iiQp50G9gG5

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Higher Education Projects – Engaging Spaces

For higher education projects, we focus on creating engaging and flexible spaces tailored to the specific goals, brand, and culture of universities, community, and technical colleges, so that students can do their best work! #HigherEducationArchitecture #HigherEdArchitecture #UtahArchitects http://ow.ly/kdor50GaADH…aggart-principal/

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Automotive Specialists

CMA has worked on many automotive projects—to the point of specializing. We understand the nuances of image and branding as well as functional design and operational flow, and every dealership delivers. #AECUtah #UTArchitectureFirms #UtahArchitects #AutomotiveArchitecture #UtahAutomotive  http://ow.ly/LNuy50G191W

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Specialist Spotlight: Higher Education Architecture | Jay Taggart, Principal

Utah Architecture for Universities and Colleges Curtis Miner Architecture (CMA) strives to create environments in which students can learn and grow. For firm principal Jay Taggart, higher education projects are a passion because he enjoys the architecture that comes from them. “Improved spaces equal improved learning,” explains Jay. “It’s rewarding to know students will benefit.” […]

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Orem Mazda Redesign

Jerry Seiner Orem Mazda needed a redesign to fit Mazda’s new branding. With new natural daylighting in the entry, showroom and lobby updates, and a fresh exterior, the remodel finished fresh and sleek. #AutomotiveArchitecture #UtahAutomotive  #AutoDealershipArchitecture #Remodel #AECUtah http://ow.ly/Gtou50G18U6

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CMA Industrial Work

Our industrial work encompasses everything from warehouses and manufacturing plants to film studios and call centers. We look forward to every challenge each new structure brings us. #UtahIndustrialArchitecture #AECUtah #UtahIndustrial #UTArchitectureFirms #UtahArchitects http://ow.ly/pKfn50G18Ex

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Check out VR Tours

Have you seen our Farmington Station VR tour yet? We pride ourselves on providing thorough visions of each project we design. #VirtualRealityArchitecture #UtahArchitects #3Dviz #3DRenderings http://ow.ly/vgt250FIQTx

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Designed for Community: the Joseph D. Adams Public Safety Building

How the entire team brought success to Lehi’s newest facility When the Joseph D. Adams Public Safety Building officially opened in October 2020, it capped years of effort by Lehi City leaders to achieve. While there was little doubt Lehi’s Police Department needed a new facility, the concerns about removing the historic Broadbent Building to […]

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Canyons District Upgrades Elementary School Offices

CMA remodeled several elementary schools’ offices for Canyons School District, moving reception to the front of the school and increasing the natural daylight into the new and secure entry vestibule. #EducationArchitecture #K12Architecture #Remodel #UtahAEC #UtahSchoolDistricts

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UVU Volleyball Lockers Get a Facelift

UVU hired us to remodel 5,000 SF of the women’s volleyball athletic department, tackling several distinct spaces—from locker rooms with high tech powered lockers to a lounge area fit with a kitchenette. Many other areas were curated precisely for this department’s needs. Go Wolverines! #HigherEducationArchitecture #UVU http://ow.ly/voXa50FIQuN

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Master Planning: A Creative Journey for Innovation and Connectivity

Master Plans Increase Project Viability and Long-Term Success When looking at a piece of land, a building, or a community, a master plan defines and unifies the project vision. It considers both the short- and long-term goals and objectives of the owner and other stakeholders, determines who will benefit or be impacted, and establishes a […]

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Never Stop Reading

National Book Lovers Day reminds us to never stop reading and never stop learning. As proud architects of many educational facilities, we know that reading builds the future! #EducationArchitecture #NationalBookLoversDay #TimeToRead #EducationArchitects #AECUtah http://ow.ly/sK3X50FKlk7

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Daylighting Brings Natural Light to Buildings

Daylighting, where buildings are designed to bring in natural light with proper temperature regulation, is known and studied to positively impact education facility occupants. #EducationArchitecture #K12Architecture #EducationArchitecture http://ow.ly/hKpA50FIPmm

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Education Architecture: A Passion

When we engage in education architecture, we’re pursuing one of our biggest passions. We understand what’s needed in new schools, remodels, and rebuilds from back to front, and we love being the architects to bring it all together. #K12Architecture #HigherEdArchitecture #EducationArchitecture #HigherEducationArchitecture #UtahArchitects #AECUtah http://ow.ly/gUQo50FICwB

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Pioneers in Design: Leading Innovation in Utah Architecture

Dictionary.com defines the action of being a pioneer as ‘to lead the way for a group; to guide.’ At Curtis Miner Architecture (CMA), a focus on exploring innovative design methods and techniques has always been part of our culture. This has resulted in project designs that exceed clients’ needs and expectations and continue raising the […]

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Varied Unit Types for Coyote Creek Community

For the Coyote Creek community, CMA developed a variety of unit types at several price points that would meet both permanent residents’ and travelers’ needs—perfect for the St. George metropolitan area, which is known for its retirees and vacationers. #MultiFamilyHousing #UtahArchitecture #AECUtah #UtahArchitecture

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CMA Master Planning Experience

The CMA team has extensive experience master planning properties. We have a critical understanding of how important this first step is to a successful building project. From large developments to individual project sites, we do it all. #CMAServices #Masterplan #UTArchitectureFirms #UtahArchitects #UtahPlanning

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Jacob Wendt Joins CMA

With experience as a drafter, BIM technician, and construction worker, Jacob Wendt is a skillful member of our team. He is a careful listener with a strong sense of client needs.

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Multifamily Complexes Curate Beauty

Multifamily residential complexes are about making the best structures for the greatest amount of people—curating both beauty, comfort, and excellence. #MultiFamilyArchitecture #AECUtah https://www.cmautah.com/sector/multi-family/

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Senior Living Facility Needs

Senior Living facilities require a nuanced understanding of diverse tenant needs and the necessary services they are provided. CMA understands and exacts the perfect structures for a smoothly running facility. #SeniorLivingArchitecture #UtahArchitecture https://www.cmautah.com/sector/assisted-living/

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CMA Spotlight: Jaron Harral, Senior BIM Technician

Utah Architecture Benefits from 3D Printing Senior BIM Technician Jaron Harral brings a wealth of experience in 3D modeling, particularly creating custom elements. When he joined Curtis Miner Architecture (CMA) in 2018 the firm had begun its 3D printing experiment. Ian Anderson, CMA Visualizations Manager, learned Jaron was a high-tech hobbyist and was regularly printing […]

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Groove Entertainment Headquarters is Complete

Groove Entertainment Technologies hired CMA to design a new 3-story, 43,000-SF headquarters. We created a facility that showcases their brand, accommodated staff, and provided meeting and demonstration space. #CommercialArchitecture #UtahArchitecture Groove Entertainment Technologies http://ow.ly/gZQH50Fhc56

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Public Safety Specialists

We’ve worked with the public safety sphere for a long time, and are happy to show our appreciation for their workers this Public Service Day! Whether we’ve been your architects or not, thank you! #FireStationDesign #PoliceStationDesign #PublicArchitecture #PublicSafetyArchitecture #PublicServiceDay http://ow.ly/Ebxm50F6MOd

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Mapleton Public Safety – Police, Fire & EMT

The Mapleton City Public Safety Building was built to encompass their police, fire, and EMT departments perfectly while complementing their existing Mapleton City Center as well. As with all our work, we can safely call this one a success! #FireStationDesign #PoliceStationDesign #PublicArchitecture #PublicSafetyArchitecture #MapletonCityPublicSafetyCenter http://ow.ly/VDI150F6Ngs

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CMA Hires a New Senior BIM Technician

Matthew Anderson is one of our Senior BIM technicians and drafters. Organized and detail-oriented, his hard work ethic, consistency, and collaborative humility allows him to get tasks done in the best way possible. Did you know he has a falconry license? #Teamwork #CMATeam #MeetOurTeam #EngineeringExcellence #BIM

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Housing Boom Continues

As the Housing Boom continues, it’s important for Utah to reconsider the value of high density housing. We’re playing our part in improving that outlook, creating beautiful communities to alleviate demand. #MultiFamilyArchitecture #MultiFamilyHousing http://ow.ly/kEjP50FhbF3

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Lindon Public Safety – Fire and Police

We built the Lindon Public Safety building to include both fire and police stations, all while communicating closely with the Lindon City admins and building officials and the Orem City Fire Department leadership team. #LindonUT #FireStationDesign #PoliceStationDesign #PublicArchitecture #PublicSafetyArchitecture @lindoncity http://ow.ly/irbf50EXRsp

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Beautiful Assisted Living Spaces

Assisted Living projects are not only about comfort, but creating the ideal space for everything from accessible care to genuine enjoyment of life. Our facilities are beautiful, practical, warm, and thoughtfully planned. #SeniorLiving #AssistedLivingArchitecture #AssistedLivingArchitects #SeniorHousing #SeniorLivingArchitecture http://ow.ly/WmbW50ECcQh

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CMA Welcomes a Skillful BIM Technician

BIM Technician Jacob Frederickson creates skillful drafts, models, and renders for CMA clients. His communication skills and passion for learning makes him an ideal member of our team!

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CMA Interior Design

Interiors leave the most longstanding impression of a building’s quality. At CMA, we are careful and deliberate in designing our projects’ interior spaces, achieving the most optimal comfort and enjoyment. #CMAServices #OutstandingService #InteriorDesign #InteriorDesignUtah #DesignArt #Design #DesignEverything http://ow.ly/7Y6950EC9wJ

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Healthcare Architecture Evolution

The following article was published in the Utah Construction & Design Magazine October 2020 Issue.  http://utahcdmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/UCD.OCT_.newspreads.pdf Trends and forecasts for clinics, hospitals, and assisted living Like many project types, the needs and trends of healthcare facilities – hospitals, clinics, and assisted living facilities – are always evolving. Principals at Curtis Miner Architecture (CMA), Gerrit Timmerman […]

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Spectrum Eyecare From the Inside Out

Spectrum Eyecare was designed by us—both in the preliminary stages and at its polished completion. With CMA’s construction administration as well, this facility was finished with a polished, clean, and professional look from the inside out. #Healthcare #HealthcareArchitecture #HealthcareInteriorDesign #ExcellentDesign #DesignArt #ConstructionAdministration http://ow.ly/C6ca50EC0Fq

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Congratulations Jonathan Johnson, Licensed Architect

Congratulations to Jonathan Johnson, AIA, NCARB, on his recent accomplishment of becoming a registered architect! A year ago, Jonathan set the goal to wrap up his exams and get his architecture license. After studying for and passing six arduous exams, Jonathan earned the designation of Architect. Aside from the delays due to the pandemic, he […]

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Groove Entertainment’s Catching Storefront

The Groove Entertainment Technologies Office Building’s sleek, modern exterior will be built in a combination of metal panels, brick, glass curtain walls, and aluminum storefront—a catching front for an adept and professional business! #CommercialArchitecture #CommercialDesign #CommercialInteriorDesign #OfficeDesignUtah #OnTheBoards CoreDesignStudio Groove Entertainment Project Engineering Consultants PVE Inc. Spectrum Engineers Dynamic Structures 

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Welcome to Kevin Zeller

Kevin Zeller has always enjoyed taking on new challenges, and he approaches any assignment with energy and commitment. Welcome to the BIM Technician team, Kevin! We’re grateful to have you! #BIM #CMATeam #MeetOurTeam #Welcome  

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Inspiring Administrative Professionals at CMA

On this Administrative Professionals Day, we’d like to thank Janine and Maraia for their inspiring hard work. Thank you for leading—we’re grateful to have you at CMA!

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MULTIFAMILY DEVELOPMENTS: AWARD-WINNING AND COMPLIANT DESIGN

Protecting our Clients’ Liability – Designs that Comply with All Applicable Codes In our last blog post, we highlighted the building codes that govern design and construction. Building codes are complex and constantly changing. Not having the knowledge of the latest code and zoning regulations can result in project delays, major headaches, and liability for […]

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CMA Spotlight: Interior Design Group

Intentional Interior Design Creates an Impact At Curtis Miner Architecture (CMA), we understand that the first thing a person notices when they enter a space or building is whether it is relaxing, pleasant, and comfortable. It is the quality of the interior environment that creates their first impression. And rightly so. People typically spend more […]

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We Design with Sustainability in Mind

At Curtis Miner Architecture, we design with sustainability in mind. No design choice is an environmentally careless one, and every building is built with sustainable materials to be energy-efficient and have a low carbon impact.

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MULTIFAMILY DEVELOPMENTS: KNOWING THE CODE

Knowledgeable and Informed Design Includes Building Code Expertise When it comes to architecture, the untrained eye may not fully grasp the complexity of a building’s design and site considerations, or the complex building codes that regulate many of the design details of a finished facility. Curtis Miner Architecture (CMA) is an award-winning architectural firm, known […]

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CMA Spotlight: Shaylee Mears, Interior Designer

Shaylee Mears is a new Interior Designer, equipped with the latest education and training in designing interior spaces to meet clients’ needs. Even from a young age, she had an eye for the creative side and an interest in working in commercial interior design. Upon graduating college and researching potential employers, Shaylee was impressed with […]

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Christopher Thompson Promotion – Project Manager

Christopher Thompson spent the first 14 years of his career as a contractor, but always had an interest to learn about architecture. Christopher eventually decided to take a course in architecture to put his interest to the test. What he discovered was that he was much more than interested, he was hooked! From there Christopher […]

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Greenwood Elementary School

Functional Design Meets 21st Century Amenities Originally constructed in 1956 and renovated over the years, the Greenwood Elementary School campus in American Fork, Utah, was recently rebuilt to bring it up to current code standards and address the current educational needs of students. Curtis Miner Architecture (CMA) worked with the Alpine School District to design […]

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Wasatch Education Foundation

Shaping Wasatch County Students’ Lives When it comes to supporting our communities, CMA can think of no better approach than giving to local education foundations who help shape future generations of young minds. “Our team has enjoyed supporting the Wasatch Education Foundation over the years. It is humbling to know that our support directly provides […]

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BIM Technician Brings Valuable Creativity

BIM Technician Mikle Merkley applies valuable creativity to technically-sound logic in order to follow the best approaches with every client. As he considers every option, he’s able to create the best results. We’re grateful for his experience and perspective.

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CMA Spotlight: Jay Taggart, AIA, Principal

Utah Architect is Passionate about Education Architecture and Remote Learning Curtis Miner Architecture (CMA) Principal Jay Taggart, AIA is an award-winning designer whose experience covers the gamut of facility types, including commercial, healthcare, assisted living, education, higher education, municipal, multi-family, and tenant improvements. He is particularly passionate about education architecture and the way each facility […]

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Mountain View High Updates

After almost four decades of wear, Mountain View High School received a remodel from yours truly, bringing it back up to code and back into its best form—from high-standard learning spaces to functional and complementary design. #EducationArchitecture #K12Architecture #MiddleSchoolArchitect

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Welcome to our New Senior BIM Technician

Senior BIM Technician Jacob Masih works as a draftsperson, facilitates design, & consults on overall building development—all with energy, enthusiasm, & personable professionalism. We’re grateful to have him! #CMATeam #CMAFamily #MeetOurTeam #Welcome #BIM

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CMA Services

With design, we emphasize elegance, functionality, and budget-focused approaches, bringing both our clients’ visions and our best ideas from our project teams into light. #Design #CMAServices #OutstandingService #UtahArchitects #DesignArt #DesignEverything 

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UVU Improves Spaces for Nursing Students

To provide a new space for students and educators to fully engage in the learning process, CMA remodeled a portion of the Department of Nursing at UVU. We incorporated crisp colors and a clean design to contribute to UVU’s positive learning atmosphere. #EducationArchitecture, #HigherEdArchitecture, #HealthcareArchitecture

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Curtis Miner Architecture’s 2020 Highlights

Utah County Architecture Firm Reflects on 2020 The challenges faced in 2020 were unprecedented – to say the least. But as we reflect on the year, we have nothing but gratitude for the CMA team’s ability to adapt and persevere. 1. A Year of Adversity and Achievement The rapidly changing information and spread of COVID-19 […]

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UVU Alumni Center Programming

Curtis Miner Architecture was hired by Utah Valley University to provide programming services for the two-story, 20,000 SF University’s Alumni Center. Two existing homes would be demolished on the site to prepare for the new Center. Over a six-week period, the CMA team visited the site and interviewed key stakeholders—from the faculty who will use and occupy the spaces to the […]

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Their Voice: Spectrum Academy hosts groundbreaking ceremony

The following article was published in the Daily Herald on January 2, 2021. https://www.heraldextra.com/news/community/their-voice-spectrum-academy-hosts-groundbreaking-ceremony/article_54808810-d250-5646-9f07-564b3b61ec05.html  (Image courtesy of Monica Villar and posted by Daily Herald)  In some ways, it feels like 2020 was a year where time stood still. A lot of our plans for activities and traditional events were put on hold as more and […]

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CMA Spotlight: Maraia Vosaki, Office Manager

While her role as office manager can vary from day to day, the vital role Maraia Vosaki plays in our organization is unmistakable. She has the task of maintaining a happy, efficient office at Curtis Miner Architecture. From greeting clients and keeping the workplace well stocked to engaging with coworkers and scheduling meetings, Maraia is […]

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Congratulations Christopher Thompson, Licensed Architect

A lifelong interest in architecture, combined with hard work and determination, have paid off for Christopher Thompson, AIA, who is now a licensed architect. Christopher’s journey started during his six years as a contractor, but his curiosity about architecture led him to enroll in a one-year drafting program. It only took one semester for him […]

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The Value of Mentoring: Shaping our Utah Architecture Firm

Creating a Culture of Support, Interest, and Concern for Individual Potential Many a workplace professional can point to a specific person who invested in them. This investment comes in many forms, from giving time and energy to helping acquire a new skill or connect to a professional network; perhaps giving help to guide a career […]

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Honesty and Fairness at CMA

At Curtis Miner Architecture, we will always work with integrity—that means honesty and fairness in everything we do, from our internal teamwork to the relations we have with our subcontractors and clients.

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Touring the Joseph D. Adams Public Safety Building

Design Incorporates a Rich History, Continues a Strong Legacy CMA team members recently enjoyed a tour of the newly opened Lehi City Police Station. While many of our team participated in the project, some had not had the opportunity to visit the finished building. Principal Jay Taggart led the tour with the goal of helping […]

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Built Works Corporate Office is Complete

The Built Works corporate office and production facility is complete! Built Works products use clean, simple ingredients in their “unbelievably healthy, ridiculously delicious” bars, which is reflected in the main entry design. Congratulations to the entire project team!

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A Vibrant Community by Design: The Lehi City Master Plan

Charting a Path Forward through Foresight and Planning A master plan is a document that helps cities and towns plan their future needs and budgeting plans. It includes analysis and recommendations for land use, facilities, infrastructure, and public use needs, as well as projections for growth. Master Plan Process and Result Looking at the past […]

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Big Dreams Start Small: Jonathan Johnson Promoted to Senior Project Manager

If you think you can do it, you can. Jonathan Johnson has been interested in architecture since he was in elementary school. He admits, “I loved drafting classes in junior high and high school and excelled in them during college.” Jonathan completed a Master of Architecture (M. Arch.) and has been working in commercial architecture […]

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Healthcare Architecture Evolution

The following article was published in the Utah Construction & Design Magazine October 2020 Issue.  http://utahcdmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/UCD.OCT_.newspreads.pdf Trends and forecasts for clinics, hospitals, and assisted living Like many project types, the needs and trends of healthcare facilities – hospitals, clinics, and assisted living facilities – are always evolving. Principals at Curtis Miner Architecture (CMA), Gerrit Timmerman […]

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CMA Spotlight: Christopher Thompson, Senior BIM Technician

When Christopher Thompson joined Curtis Miner Architecture (CMA) in 2018, he had worked for 14 years in the construction industry. He decided to go back to school to become an architect and has loved working at CMA and revels in the learning process of architecture. Christopher appreciates the broad spectrum of activities and knowledge that […]

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Taking the Next Step: Michael Sroufe’s Promotion to Project Manager

It’s no surprise Michael Sroufe was promoted to Project Manager just three years after joining Curtis Miner Architecture (CMA). With a Master of Architecture degree, Michael was driven and eager to learn when he joined CMA in 2017. “Initially my role was as a Senior Drafter, but after gaining valuable experience working with clients and […]

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Mike Celebrates 20 Years!

Mike Anderson, Associate Architect We’re excited to mark a major work anniversary for Mike Anderson. It was November 2000 when he joined Curtis Miner Architecture (CMA) as a drafter while finishing his early college education. Just a year before, CMA had opened its first office in Orem and the young team was working on the […]

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Welcome to Daniela Sanchez

Welcome to Daniela Sanchez, Senior BIM Technician! Daniela has a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the University of Utah. She excels in interior and exterior 3D renderings for custom homes, cabins, and remodels, as well as residential project drafting and quality control. #CMATeam #CMAFamily #MeetOurTeam #Welcome 

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Creating a Culture for Quality Architecture

How we never become complacent about providing excellent design and outstanding service Quality is something we can easily become complacent about. With busy schedules, deadlines, meetings, emails, and family commitments it can be challenging to remain focused on quality. Curtis Miner Architecture (CMA) believes one key to quality is by creating a culture that prioritizes […]

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Merrill Roberts Promoted to Project Manager

The news of promotions is one that excites us. A promotion speaks to the drive, determination, and mettle of a fellow team member. Today we highlight the promotion of Merrill Roberts to project manager.His career path speaks to his motivation to learn and grow professionally. A certified architectural drafter, Merrill is procuring his architectural license […]

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Congratulations to Ian Anderson

Today’s the day! Ian Anderson has worked with us for 5 years. Thank you Ian for all the talent and drive you bring to our team. #CMAFamily #WorkAnniversary #5Years

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New Interior Designer Joins CMA

A round of one-handed claps for Lindsay Stephenson, Interior Designer. Lindsay is NCIDQ certified and has more than ten years of experience. We’re thrilled to have her join our team! #CMATeam #CMAFamily #MeetOurTeam #Welcome 

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Nathan Brown Promoted to Project Manager

We’re pleased to celebrate the promotion of Nathan Brown to project manager. Nathan joined Curtis Miner Architecture (CMA) in 2017 as a senior drafter while he was pursuing his Master of Architecture degree at the University of Utah. Nathan has enjoyed implementing the creative and technical components of architecture, working hard to learn the role […]

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Existing Building Shaping into a Bank

We’re working on an interior remodel for a bank in Alpine—we have an existing building that we’re working with, shaping the interior into a space that feels open, modern, and has a smooth work-flow.

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Interiors are Essential

Interiors are an essential component to the reception and functionality of a building. At CMA, we are careful, thoughtful, and deliberate with our interior designs, encouraging an environment that complements the purpose and structure of the building.

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Specialist Spotlight: Jill Miles

Jill Miles has always loved to create. While a senior in high school she took an interior design class and quickly realized it was a practical application of creating that she loved. When she was deciding where to attend college, she toured the Utah State University campus and walked through the studios of the Interior […]

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Site Entitlements: A Vital Process for Project Development

Helping Utah Development through the Legal Approval Process While investing in and developing a project can be incredibly rewarding, it can also be a risky prospect. Resources must be invested long before a return on those investments is realized, and the entitlement process is fraught with potential setbacks and even the risk of failure. Given […]

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Unicity International Office and Warehouse | Orem, Utah

Designing a new office and warehouse for a leading nutritional networking and marketing company has been a great opportunity for Curtis Miner Architecture. As our team wraps up project closeout tasks on the 24,597 square foot building, CMA principal Gerrit Timmerman reflects on the design journey of research and analysis with the owner. “The building […]

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CMA Spotlight: Zach Haws, Senior BIM Technician

It’s been a little over a year since Zach Haws joined the Curtis Miner Architecture (CMA) family. As a senior BIM technician, he has enjoyed getting involved in design projects from the ground up. “There is no greater joy than seeing something grow from paper to life,” Zach marvels. The son of a contractor, he […]

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Spirit of Creativity at Built Works

Built Works Corporate Office & Production Facility American Fork, UT The new headquarters and production facility for Built Works is moving closer and closer to completion. Known for its protein and energy products, the American Fork-based company engaged Curtis Miner Architecture to convert an existing pharmaceutical production and storage facility into one for producing and […]

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Golfing for Good

For International Day of Charity, we’re looking back on July’s golf tournament, where we enjoyed supporting the Good Wheels Charity. It’s important to remember to give back to our communities and the world.

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The Nuances of Education Facilities for Rural School Districts

Throughout the western states, K-12 education facilities face different challenges in rural areas As educational facility specialists, Curtis Miner Architecture (CMA) has been closely following the dynamic changes a global pandemic is having on our communities. The shift to remote learning has affected primary and secondary school students and their families as well as teachers, […]

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Jamestown Assisted Living: Caring for Residents during the Pandemic

Curtis Miner Architecture recently completed the architectural design for a new addition and remodel for The Courtyard at Jamestown Assisted and Senior Living facility, a top tier retirement community in Provo, Utah. The renovated facility will include a three-story, 35,000 square feet addition and more than 7,000 square feet of remodeled space. The addition will […]

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Staff Spotlight: Ian Anderson, Visualization Specialist

A leader in the use of visualization tools, Curtis Miner Architecture (CMA) is continually exploring new tools and technologies to facilitate the ability of our clients to visualize, interact with, and understand their buildings and spaces. Over the years, CAD applications have evolved to serve the needs of our architectural community and clients. CAD software […]

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Books are Part of our Culture

Reading and discussing books is part of our company culture – and not just on National Book Lover’s Day! The following article was published on the Marketlink Website on March 17, 2020. https://marketlinkaec.com/marketlink-book-club-the-zig-zag-principle The Zig Zag Principal by Rich Christiansen  Reviewed by Gerrit Timmerman, AIA, Principal of Curtis Miner Architecture As a busy professional and firm owner, Gerrit […]

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Multi-Family Communities Prioritize Residents’ Needs

Building multi-family communities is a major part of our work at CMA. We have built for Senior Living where we prioritize comfortable and efficient designs as well as keep in mind the variety of residents we will house and their needs.

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More Lobbies: Creating Identity and Experience

Utah Architects Design Lobbies to Make a Solid First Impression The changing nature of lobby design is transforming spaces into open, flexible, inviting locales where people easily converge. As the future of work continues to change, savvy building owners are using lobbies to create a unique sense of identity and an important piece of total […]

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Calming, Focused Environment for Students

One of the projects we’re most proud of has to be Clear Horizons Academy, a non-profit school for children with autism built in Orem in 2012. We made sure to accommodate student needs by designing a building that allows for them to have a calming and focused environment.

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Master Plan Development Coming to Payson

We’ve completed a conceptual design and renderings for South Haven Apartments and Clubhouse, planned for completion in 2022. This master plan development in Payson includes senior living apartments, townhomes, an assisted living center, medical office, and retail space.

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Andrew Simmons uses Pano VR to Help Clients

Andrew Simmons specializes in healthcare and assisted living projects. In his six years at CMA, Andrew can’t recall a project where he’s been confined to drafting only. “What I love most about our team are the opportunities we’re all given to further our experience.” He uses Pano VR to help clients identify design elements they […]

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Rockpoint Apartments Boast all Amenities

Located at the heart of Utah’s Silicon Slopes, Rockpoint Apartment Homes in Bluffdale are a new, modern community of studio, one-two- and three-bedroom apartments. Amenities include a centrally-located 2-story clubhouse with, bike share, vehicle charging stations, dog park, and children’s outdoor playground for common use all located adjacent to the clubhouse.

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Tuscan Villa Townhomes

We completed the Tuscan Villa Townhomes in Orem back in 2013 with 130 sturdy and elegant stone-and-stucco units. Their design reflects the beautiful high desert surrounding them with plenty of amenities to stave off boredom and the summer heat.

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Construction Progressing in Lehi

Watching a design come to fruition is a marvel. For this new 43,834 SF building in Lehi, Utah, masons are installing the brick. At the base of the brick is GFRC, or Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete. While concrete is heavy and easily cracks, the glass fiber gives it stability and lightens the weight. The blue […]

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Mapleton Public Safety Combines Fire and Police

The challenge with this project was to design a functional building on a tight budget. Together with Mapleton City, we designed a great building that met those goals. There is plenty of space for emergency response and police vehicles, two large training rooms, secure evidence storage, turn out lockers for the fire department, offices for […]

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Farewell to Christina

Farewell To Christina We are sad to lose such a great interior designer in Christina, but are very excited for her and the new opportunities she will find. Thank you for every day of the five-plus years you have been with us, Christina!

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Cedar Hills Unites Community

As a non-traditional recreation center, Cedar Hills’ focus was on providing a building that unites the community through a wide variety of recreation classes and activities. Stone and brick-clad building relates to the surrounding mountains and adjacent residences while the exterior glazing frames the views over the valley. Bathed in natural daylight, the Cedar Hills […]

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On the Boards: Courtyard at Jamestown Assisted Living

Provo’s Jamestown Assisted Living Undergoes Addition and Remodel Work Courtyard at Jamestown Assisted Living, a top tier retirement community in Provo, Utah, had outgrown its existing space. They brought on Curtis Miner Architecture to design a new addition and remodel several key areas within the existing building to provide updated amenity spaces for the residents. […]

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Before the Floorplan: Architectural Programming for Healthcare Facilities

Gathering information makes for an organized and optimal medical facility design An architectural program serves as a roadmap and basis for design. Along with master planning, programming of healthcare projects such as hospitals and clinics helps to align facility needs with operational, financial, and strategic goals. At Curtis Miner Architecture we find an integrated approach […]

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US Synthetic adds Medical Clinic

CMA added a medical clinic to US Synthetic‘s Orem office. Creative solutions were put in place to provide patient privacy, as space was limited to just four exam/procedure rooms, one restroom, physical therapy room, conference room, reception, staff storage, kids corner, and nurses station.

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Create Soothing Healthcare Settings with B+N’s Fortina

The following article was published in the Interior Design Magazine May 8, 2020 Issue.  https://www.interiordesign.net/articles/17912-create-soothing-healthcare-settings-with-b-n-s-fortina/ Even the most attuned design minds may find it challenging to distinguish between residential, hospitality, and healthcare settings these days. In 2020,  design boundaries are more fluid than ever and creating spaces that help those within them feel at ease […]

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We Believe in Mutual Respect

We believe in mutual respect. We are a collection of unique backgrounds, ideas & personalities. We acknowledge the contributions each team member brings to make our workplace a constructive & positive environment.  

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Jason Celebrates 5 Years!

Congratulations to Jason Sandburg! Today marks five years with the company as a Project Architect. His broad experience in design and project management serves as a valuable asset to all of his CMA projects.

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Lobbies: More than a Place to Wait

Utah Architects Design Lobbies to Provide that “Wow” Factor Gone are the days when a lobby was considered a glorified corridor to an elevator or office. Today, people expect spaces to be useful and engaging; lobbies form the first impressions of a building and even a company’s brand and culture. They have become a determining […]

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Specialist Spotlight: Jane Healy

As the firm’s marketing coordinator, Jane Healy is responsible for creating awareness of Curtis Miner Architecture as well as providing support for their business development activities. Jane got her start working as a secretary for an engineering firm while in college. Intelligent and resourceful, she worked her way up to assisting the firm’s marketing director […]

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Master Plan Extension of Existing Corporate Campus

The Vivint Campus Master Plan was conceived as an extension of the existing Franklin Covey Corporate Campus. A grand curved boulevard separated the four building sites. An urban trail was relocated from the edge and rear of the property to the grand boulevard, providing space for foot and bike activities.

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Still Delivering Excellent Design and Outstanding Service

The rapidly-changing information and spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus has undoubtedly created extraordinary challenges for all of us, regardless of where we live or work. At CMA, the health and well-being of our employees, clients, consultants and community is the upmost priority. We have taken proactive and aggressive measures to ensure our work environment is as safe as […]

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Gateway Park Flex Office Buildings #1 and #2

As one of the state’s fastest growing communities, business in Eagle Mountain is boosted by skyrocketing population growth. But prior to the construction of two flex-space buildings, Eagle Mountain did not have buildings offering multi-use flexibility within the city. A savvy developer saw a need for mid-sized businesses seeking office and warehouse spaces and enlisted […]

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CMA Delivers Upscale Upgrade for Utah Mazda Dealership

Jerry Seiner Orem Mazda Remodel Leverages Budget to Create a New Image When Orem Mazda began efforts to become one of the auto manufacturer’s Retail Evolution showrooms, owner Jerry Seiner looked to Curtis Miner Architecture (CMA) to help implement the required branding and image upgrade. On a national basis, Mazda began repositioning the brand to […]

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Trends in Architecture for Industrial Facilities

The following article was published in the Utah Construction & Design Magazine February 2020 Issue.  https://utahcdmag.com/2020/03/february-2020-issue/ Rise of E-Commerce Influences Architecture of Today’s Industrial Facilities You’re going on vacation and realize you need a new pair of shoes, some golf balls or a swimsuit. Rather than drive to the nearest mall or big box store, […]

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CMA Sponsors Utah New Car Dealers Association Event

Industry conference attendance keeps us abreast of our clients’ needs As a Utah architecture firm specializing in automotive dealerships, Curtis Miner Architecture’s Principal Gerrit Timmerman attended the Utah New Car Dealers Association Convention for the first time in November. CMA served as a bronze medal sponsor. In keeping with the brand of the association and […]

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Visualization: A Critical Step

From 3D modeling and 3D printing to project animations and virtual reality, visualization is a critical step in our process. These technologies allow clients to visualize, interact with, and understand buildings and spaces before a shovel hits the dirt!

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UVU Nursing School Replicates Professional Setting

The Utah Valley University Nursing Remodel was designed to replicate a professional healthcare setting and enhance training. Simulation rooms are designed to create training settings that closely mimic real-life scenarios. CMA’s interiors team provided VR scenes of several spaces within the project, which helped the client understand and visualize design concepts and determine which option […]

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Why Prototype? A Solution for Utah School Districts

CMA Unveils a New Prototype Middle School Design School Districts across Utah know the difficulty of getting a new facility, especially when State funding is tight and/or bond funds aren’t approved. These impediments don’t lessen the very real needs of the students, educators, and Districts. Curtis Miner Architecture’s team of K-12 specialists are passionate about […]

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Specialist Spotlight: Katelyn Cherala

Utah Interior Designer develops a relationship of trust and friendship with clients Katelyn Cherala can’t remember the moment when she found the field of interior design. In fact, she thinks it somehow found her. “In high school I loved designing and being creative. I remember exploring graphic design, marketing, fashion and interior design. And then […]

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Alpine School District Increases Office Space

Utah County is booming and Alpine School District now has the largest enrollment of any school district in Utah. Due to growth, the District required additional office and conference room space for its Lindon-based I.T. and purchasing divisions. The 8,500 SF addition provides office space, meeting rooms, and restrooms.

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Alpine School District Adds Office Space in Lindon

Utah County is booming and Alpine School District now has the largest enrollment of any school district in Utah. Due to growth, the District required additional office and conference room space for its Lindon-based I.T. and purchasing divisions. The 8,500 SF addition provides office space, meeting rooms, and restrooms.

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UVU Adds New Classroom Space

Suffering from a shortage of classroom space, this remodel made use of an existing exterior covered storage area and converted it into usable space for classroom instruction and learning. UVU and the College of Engineering Technology have a great new addition in the Gunther Trades Loading Dock.

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CMA Welcomes a New Drafter

Blake Gneiting recently joined CMA as a Drafter. Blake is a team player with lots of initiative and a willingness to solve problems. He’s also a fraternal twin and we hear they do most everything together, from city league sports to sky diving and Jamaican Jungle zip lines. Welcome, Blake!

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UVU Classroom Retrofitted for Video Studio

Getting the right sound is tough business. The Utah Valley University Video Studio remodel project involved retrofitting a regular classroom for a video recording studio. Our design focused on utilizing the 910 SF space effectively while isolating it from adjacent areas. Now, it is a highly functional studio.

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Getting the Right Sound is Tough Business

Getting the right sound is tough business. The Utah Valley University Video Studio remodel project involved retrofitting a regular classroom for a video recording studio. Our design focused on utilizing the 910 SF space effectively while isolating it from adjacent areas. Now, it is a highly functional studio.

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Thanks for 20 Years, Kurt!

Congratulations on 20 years to Kurt Mather! Kurt was the earliest employee, hired in 2000 to work on construction documents for our first project. He is now a Principal Architect. We appreciate Kurt for his humility, his leadership, and his strong work ethic. Thanks for 20 years, Kurt.

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Autism Center’s New Perspective

The UVU Autism Center is all about gaining a new perspective:To educate the community about autism, train the teachers of autistic children,and provide a safe learning environment for autistic children. Built in 2017, this beautiful facility was designed as a symbol of how the barriers, misunderstandings, and fear associated with autism are changing daily. Watch […]

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Autism Gains Perspective

The UVU Autism Center is all about gaining a new perspective: To educate the community about autism, train the teachers of autistic children,and provide a safe learning environment for autistic children. Built in 2017, this beautiful facility was designed as a symbol of how the barriers, misunderstandings, and fear associated with autism are changing daily.

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Simulation Rooms Enhance Education at UVU

The Utah Valley University Nursing Remodel was designed to replicate a professional healthcare setting and enhance training. Simulation rooms are designed to create training settings that closely mimic real-life scenarios. CMA’s interiors team provided VR scenes of several spaces within the project, which helped the client understand and visualize design concepts and determine which option […]

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Multi-Family Addition to Washington City

Coyote Creek Townhomes & Apartments will be over 156,000 S.F. of multi-family housing. With townhomes, apartments, clubhouse, pickleball and a pool, the development promises to a great addition to Washington City, Utah.

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Specialist Spotlight: Nathan Brown

Experienced in Utah’s Multi-Family Housing and Assisted Living Projects Nathan Brown is often integrated into project teams that are working on assisted living facilities and multi-family housing projects. And with Utah’s booming housing demands, he is busy! As a junior project manager, Nathan enjoys the variety of tasks he takes on from day to day. […]

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Curtis Miner Architecture’s 2019 Highlights

Utah County Architecture Firm Wraps up 20 Years in Business As we look back at the past year, we at Curtis Miner Architecture find ourselves full of gratitude for all of our activities and accomplishments. Here are our top reasons for celebrating 2019: 1. Two Decades Strong This past year, CMA celebrated our 20th birthday. […]

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History Meets the Future: The Lehi City Police Station Building

Curtis Miner Architecture Uses Elements of the Past in New Essential Services Facility At Curtis Miner Architecture (CMA), our projects are about people and community. Those are the reasons many of us choose to work and live where we do. And that’s why it was a particular privilege to be awarded the design of a […]

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Intermountain Healthcare American Fork Hospital Renovation

The Value of Architecture for Active, Fully Functioning Healthcare Environments Updating an active, fully functioning healthcare environment is a CMA healthcare team specialty – one we were able to deliver with recent improvements to American Fork Hospital. The remodel of five areas of the hospital provided an opportunity for Intermountain Healthcare to enhance care, serve […]

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Designing Experiential Retail Spaces in Utah

Translating a Brand to be Inviting, Memorable and Profitable Retail spaces bring life to a community. It’s one of those considerations you make when looking to move into a neighborhood. And when you find your favorite restaurant or convenience store, it’s a space you feel comfortable in and return to again and again. The retail […]

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A New Senior Drafter at CMA

Welcome to Zach Haws! A senior drafter, Zach draws upon a lifetime spent in residential construction to prepare construction documents and create 3D models. While new to CMA, coworkers and clients already value his ability to collaborate to solve problems and meet quick turnaround times.

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Visualization: Helping Clients Envision and Understand Their Spaces

A leader in the use of visualization tools, Curtis Miner Architecture is always exploring new tools and technologies to facilitate the ability of our clients to visualize, interact with, and understand their buildings and spaces. Over our 20-year history CMA has provided visualization services in varying and evolving forms. While 2D and 3D renderings and […]

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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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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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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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Moving Up: Mike Sroufe’s Professional Progress

Shout-out to Mike Sroufe and his recent promotion to Junior Project Manager! Mike knew at a young age that his future was in architecture. He learned CAD and designed house plans in high school, designed a house for his sister, and even drew up plans for an addition to his neighbor’s house–all before he ever […]

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Drawing Up a Promotion for a New Senior Drafter

A round of applause to Robert Lusk on his promotion to Senior Drafter! What began as an interest in how people interact with spaces and how those spaces communicate back to people morphed into an interest in architecture in high school and college. Fast forward a few years, and 2019 has been a great year […]

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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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Utah’s Multi-Family Housing Boom

Debunking the Myths of Multi-Family Housing Stereotypes In 2015 Utah’s population reached 3 million. You probably see the effects of this growth as you commute on Interstate-15, visit Lagoon or attend a Real soccer game. It’s especially evident when you notice a subdivision or apartment building under construction. Utah now leads the nation in its […]

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The Hub Food Truck Pavilion in South Jordan, Utah is now Open!

Serving up Good Food and Good Architecture One year ago, CMA posted about our innovative project with The Food Truck League, The HUB. An inventive solution to food truck lots, which can be noisy and smelly and lack seating, The HUB turns all those downsides on their head. Now open for business, The HUB is […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Robert Lusk Graduates from U of U David Eccles School of Business

Congratulations to Robert Lusk, Senior Drafter, for graduating from the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business with his B.S. in Business Administration! Grad school is in Robert’s future, and in the meantime, he looks forward to exploring the relationship between design and business, as well as sharing all that he has accomplished through […]

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Best Wishes to Sara Durocher on her Leave of Absence

 Sara Durocher joined the Curtis Miner Architecture family in April 2007. As Office Manager, she helped the firm define the position and over the years has developed processes for invoicing, meeting management, staff recognition, and many others. But what impresses her peers and colleagues even more than her organization and procedures is the kind and […]

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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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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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Twenty Years in the Making: Mike Anderson Promoted to Associate Architect

Congratulations to our newest Associate Architect, Mike Anderson! Mike’s ability to work in any setting, from multi-family housing to light industrial, has helped him toward this promotion where we are excited to use his knowledge as an Associate Architect. Mike’s initial interests in how architecture shapes and compliments both the constructed and natural environments guided […]

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Making the Jump: Kyle Mendoza Promoted to Project Manager

An order of congratulations to Kyle Mendoza for his recent promotion to Project Manager! Kyle has been working in construction since 2006 when he was hired to complete construction documents for Wasatch High School. He fell in love with the diversity of experience and hasn’t looked back since. Kyle has set himself apart for his […]

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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 […]

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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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20 Years Later: American Heritage School

A Relationship Beyond Business The year was 1998 and it was Curtis Miner Architecture’s first project: Design a school that blends faith-based learning with the ideals of American liberty and freedom. Hard work, a strong design concept, and a client with a passion for its own mission made the American Heritage School an enduring success. […]

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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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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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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 […]

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Specialist Spotlight: Mike Anderson, AIA, NCARB

Meet our Housing Architecture Specialist Mike Anderson, newly promoted to Associate Architect, has long been involved with housing. In fact, he helped build homes for a building contractor before entering the architecture industry. “When I went to architecture school, we designed a single-family residence for a Navajo family in the Four Corners area,” Mike relates. […]

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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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Rockpoint Apartments Could Turn Bluffdale into Lux-dale

Luxury Multi-Family Housing for Salt Lake County Residents We’re nearly 20 years into the 21st century. In this day and age, who wants cookie-cutter apartments in their town? Not Bluffdale, Utah. Lowe Property Group, 8 Bay Advisors, and DAI saw a niche to fill in the small community just outside of Silicon Slopes: luxury apartments […]

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Three Recent Promotions

Congratulations to three members of our CMA team on their recent promotions: Merrill Roberts is now BIM Specialist, Kyle Mendoza has been promoted to Project Manager, and Mike Anderson has been promoted to Associate Architect. We’re proud of the talent and teamwork that the gentlemen show every day.

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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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Specialist Spotlight: Dallas Nelson, AIA, NCARB

Meet our Public Architecture Specialist Project Architect Dallas Nelson has been working on public sector projects for nearly ten years now. To look at his design history, it’s clear that Public Architecture projects vary greatly in both size and function.  Currently he’s designing both a 2,000 pentagon shaped Baseball Scorers Building for the Art Dye […]

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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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On the Boards: Food & Care Housing Project

Providing Housing for the Homeless in Utah County Homelessness is not limited to downtown Salt Lake City. Utah County has seen an increase in homelessness, and here at Curtis Miner Architecture (CMA), we are looking for low-income multi-family housing solutions. We were hired by the Food & Care Coalition, one of the most proactive homeless […]

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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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Historic Context: Adding a Building in Provo’s Historic Downtown

Throwback to Young, Kester & Petro Law Offices A few years ago, when Utah Law Partners Young, Kester & Petro (now Young, Kester, Black & Jube) bought a building lot in the historic district of Provo, they approached Curtis Miner Architecture (CMA) to design their new building. The site was within one block of Provo […]

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Specialist Spotlight: Curtis Miner, AIA, NCARB

Years of experience set the stage for a role as leader and specialist Curtis Miner, AIA, NCARB, is a Principal at Curtis Miner Architecture. When Curtis founded Curtis Miner Architecture (CMA) in 1998, he relied on his background in residential and commercial design, built on both work experience and degrees from the University of Utah. […]

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CMA Welcomes Carlos Garcia

Welcome to Carlos Garcia, Senior Drafter. Carlos has studied everything from cooking at a culinary school to advertising and construction management at Brigham Young University. He landed on architecture, making him an excellent asset to CMA’s drafting team.

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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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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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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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Curtis Livingston, Education Specialist

Curtis Livingston, AIA, NCARB, is a Project Architect and K12 Education team leader. He has completed over 60 education projects. With over 22 years of experience, Curtis brings a depth of experience and knowledge in the education field. He has worked on several high school, middle school, and elementary school additions, rebuilds, and new facilities […]

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Specialist Spotlight: Kyle Mendoza

Utah K-12 Education Architecture Delivers Unique Solutions for each Individual School Kyle Mendoza is a BIM Team Leader at Curtis Miner Architecture. Kyle began his career in K-12 education architecture back in 2006, when he was hired to complete the construction documents for Wasatch High School. He’s never looked back. 12 years later, Kyle has […]

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On the Boards: The Hub Food Truck Park

Utah food truck lovers anticipate permanent location in South Jordan If you’re a foodie, you’re likely a food truck lover. One of the best ways to sample different types of grub, from traditional ethnic dishes to gourmet cuisine, food trucks have become the eatery of today. If you’ve made your purchase at a food truck, […]

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Planning, Design & Construction: University of Utah Forum Review

CMA Higher Education Specialists attend the U of U PDC’s Forum 2018 In May, three of the Curtis Miner Architecture (CMA) Higher Education team members: Jay Taggart, Gerrit Timmerman, and Dallas Nelson, attended the University of Utah Department Planning, Design and Construction’s Forum. The event was attended by approximately 200 area contractors, architects, engineers, and […]

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Blueprint for Better Cities: 2018 AIA Conference in Review

CMA at the American Institute of Architects Annual Conference on Architecture In June, six of the Curtis Miner Architecture (CMA) team members: Jay Taggart, Gerrit Timmerman, Curtis Miner, Mike Anderson, Curtis Livingston, and Kurt Mather, flew to New York City to attend this year’s AIA National Conference, Blueprint for Better Cities. This focus of the conference […]

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On the Boards: Alpha Warranty Headquarters Office Building

Design and Color Inspiration in Utah’s Commercial Architecture Curtis Miner Architecture (CMA) is currently designing a new 114,400 SF commercial office building for Alpha Warranty, a car insurance agency, as their headquarters offices. Located in South Jordan, Utah, this large building incorporates several diverse spaces, including a Lobby, open office spaces, high end executive suites, […]

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Specialist Spotlight: Christina Perry, Associate IIDA

New and Creative Utah Spaces blend Architectural Design, Interior Design, and VR Architecture Christina Perry is an Interior Specialist at Curtis Miner Architecture. Interior design wasn’t Christina’s first choice – she formally studied architectural design in school, with some interior design classes. But once she started her architecture internship, her interiors talent was discovered: The […]

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How Clients Can Experience a Project Before it’s Built: Virtual Reality Architecture

Curtis Miner Architecture Sets the Utah Architecture Trends in VR, 360 Cameras, and Architectural Rendering Not so very long ago, it was a client’s best guess to know what their project would look and feel like upon completion. For larger projects, a client might be willing to pay for an architectural rendering or illustration, or […]

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Families First Riverton Pediatric Office

CMA’s Utah Pediatric Architectural Design Creates Modern, Fresh Space Curtis Miner Architecture (CMA) designed this one-story medical office building located in Riverton, Utah. Just off 13400 South, near the Mountain View Corridor, the building is located near a busy intersection and has a street presence. The entire design team worked closely with Families First to […]

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5 Reasons we “Love”: Clients, Consultants, Contractors, Employees, Community

Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching! At Curtis Miner Architecture (CMA), we are proud to be a part of the Utah architecture community; to work with skilled and gifted contractors, subcontractors, and consultants; and to continue our pursuit of excellence as a team. Here’s what we love about our clients, consultants, contractors, employees, and community.   […]

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Curtis Miner Architecture | 2017 Year in Review

Utah County Architecture Firm Celebrates a Year of Relationships, Accomplishments, Activities, and Undertakings As the holiday season is upon us, we at Curtis Miner Architecture (CMA) find ourselves thinking back on the past year with appreciation for our relationships, both old and new, and for all our activities and accomplishments – both as a group […]

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