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 maximize the buildable area and allow for ample parking.


Building exterior

Families First wanted more than just a typical office building, and shared with CMA some ideas for a unique, modern, and fresh design. CMA Project Architect Jason Sandburg was very successful in finding a fresh, new look. Alternating surfaces on the exterior of the building articulate and differentiate the various volumes of space.  This created natural vistas from the inside to the outside, framing views to the eastern valley and Wasatch Mountains.  Jason pushed the envelope on materials and colors, using OKO skin in Liquid Black, juxtaposed with Arriscraft Thin Masonry in Limestone, and metal flatlock panels in Silver. “The materials of the building – a mix of glass, metal, and masonry – really pop,” says Principal Gerrit Timmerman, “Black, white, and silver are a good color palette for the building.”

In addition to the core and shell building design, CMA designed the interior finishes for the main entry and lobby, building common, and support spaces. The main lobby tapers from two stories to just over one story, creating a magnificent space.



The pediatric office interiors, created by Christina Perry, incorporate fun colors with modern light fixtures and furniture for a whimsical, playful feel. A fish tank divides the “well child” entrance from the “sick child” entrance. CMA worked closely with the doctors, nurses, and staff to understand the workflow and what rooms and spaces needed to be adjacent to one another. “Knowing what questions to ask to develop the most functional floor plan is critical,” says Gerrit.


Waiting room with fish tank dividing “well child” and “sick child” areas

Construction on the project was complete in February 2018.


  • Project Management – Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)
  • Civil and Landscape – Reeve & Associates
  • Structural – Horrocks Engineering (formerly R2H Engineering)
  • Electrical/Mechanical – Nielson Engineering