Curtis M. Miner | AIA, NCARB


Curtis holds both Bachelor of Science (1994) and Master of Architecture (1996) degrees from the University of Utah. His career began in 1990 with custom home designs which then progressed into commercial architecture. He founded Curtis Miner Architecture in November of 1998 and has managed the firm since that time. He has served the community in many positions including the Pleasant Grove AIA R/UDAT Committee, American Heritage School Board of Trustees, Pleasant Grove Planning Commission, Pleasant Grove Downtown Design Committee, Pleasant Grove Historic Commission and the AIA Central Utah Executive Board.

Curtis is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He is a registered Architect in the State of Utah, Idaho and Nevada.

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Curtis is married to beautiful and talented Janine. They have one son and three daughters. When not working, Curtis enjoys spending time with family, cycling, traveling and photography.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Miner Completes 5th Lotoja Race

Shout out to our fearless leader Curtis Miner (2nd from left) for completing his 5th LoToJa cycling race. This long distance, one-way road race starts in Logan, Utah and ends in Jackson Hole, Wyoming – just over 200 miles. Winding its way through Utah, Idaho and Wyoming, the scenic route includes three mountain passes as […]

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