Utah has been known as the Beehive State since the first European settlers came—the population has a strong sense of perseverance, self-reliance, and tenacity. This stunning state is one of the best places in America to play in nature. It is where the Colorado Plateau, the Rocky Mountains, and the Great Basin all meet—wildly different kinds of landscapes have generated a truly spectacular series of vistas. This 84,000-square-mile state has expansive dunes, snow-capped mountains, and green valleys.
Our editorial team decided to list eight of the best interior architects working in Utah. These impressive firms were first evaluated, then carefully chosen for their skills, experience, expertise, and ability to exceed expectations.
730 Pacific Avenue, Salt Lake City, UT 84104
FFKR Architects is a full-service architecture and design firm serves Utah with exceptional projects. Since its inception in 1976, the firm has offered comprehensive services in interior design, landscape planning and design, and environmental graphic design. Its impressive portfolio and solid record of satisfied clients testify to its ability to deliver high-quality projects on schedule and within budget. The firm offers the capabilities of a big firm while maintaining a personalized approach of a small one. Its expert team of architects and designers takes the time to understand each client’s unique vision and turn it into a reality.
Swedish company Oatly came to FFKR for their first full-scale production plant in the United States. The design included offices, shipping and receiving, meeting rooms, a significant break room, locker rooms, cleanroom gowning, labs, and manufacturing space. The yellow, gold, and blue colors and forms of the 1970s were employed in the design. Wood is a central design feature laced into the space to reflect Oatly’s green, sustainable priorities.
233 S Pleasant Grove Boulevard, #105, Pleasant Grove, UT 84062
Core Architecture started as Curtis Miner Architecture and Five Degrees Design when it was founded in 1998. Since then, the firm has grown from small beginnings into a full-service architectural company serving Utah. Its unique, integrated approach to design starts with listening to its customers’ needs. Once the firm understands the vision, it offers well-planned and cost-efficient solutions to bring that dream to life. No matter the project’s size, scope, and complexity, the firm focuses on constant communication, close collaboration, and strong relationships to ensure smooth project delivery. This mindset—accompanied by its streamlined processes—generates the best ideas and contributions from everyone. The firm has generated many satisfied clients eager to testify to the firm’s quality and professionalism.
One of the firm’s notable projects is the Workday offices in downtown Salt Lake City. They are open and friendly places for the 200 people who work there. Existing exposed concrete columns contrast with the bright colors, open ceilings, and glass walls. Most areas get a lot of natural light through the large windows.
280 South 400 West, Suite 250, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
MHTN Architects has been in the architecture and design business for over 100 years. It’s helped countless clients with their needs and goals. Since its inception in 1923, the firm has offered architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and planning services focused on the client’s vision. The firm’s impressive portfolio is a testament to this fact—it features a diverse range of projects in the higher education, K–12 education, healthcare, business, civic, and cultural sectors. Its architects and designers are committed to delivering successful results and a stress-free, enjoyable experience. The firm’s integrated and hands-on approach allows it to handle each project meticulously from start to finish.
Working with Yardi’s management team in Atlanta, MHTN designed and laid out an office that takes advantage of the fantastic views of the nearby landscape. Inbound offices are surrounded by open work areas with thin, profile lights and open plenum ceilings that have been treated to reduce noise. The soft white light makes the whole work area feel warm and welcoming.
The Boston Building, 9 Exchange Place, Suite 1100, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
EDA believes that architecture has the power to change people’s lives and improve the environment. Since its inception in 1954, the firm has remained committed to delivering well-planned and well-thought-out solutions to help its clients achieve their needs and goals. Its modern architecture and forward-thinking designs are based on Utah’s unique culture, climate, and landscape. The firm’s impressive portfolio features diverse projects delivered on schedule, within budget, and of the highest quality possible. Over the years, the firm has practiced continuous learning and improvement to perfect its processes and create better ways to solve problems. The firm’s long list of satisfied clients is a testament to the firm’s quality, honesty, and professionalism.
Since it started in 2010, Lucid Software has grown exponentially, so it needed a new company headquarters to bring employees from different places together in one place. Employees at this new office are brought together by things like a challenging rock climbing wall and inspiring break-out areas that make work fun and encourage teamwork. The new room reinforces Lucid Software’s culture and is a draw for talented people from all over the Salt Lake area—which is becoming a more competitive place to attract talented employees.
927 S State Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Since its inception in 2005, Axis Architects has helped clients across Utah and the neighboring areas with their unique architecture and design needs. With over 20 years in the industry, the firm offers a modern design philosophy based on design excellence, principal dedication, superior management, and outstanding service. Its team of expert designers, builders, and project managers take an integrated, personalized, and hands-on approach to managing each project and meeting all budget and schedule goals. Understanding each client’s unique vision takes time, turning it into a space that reflects their vision and exceeds expectations. The firm’s impressive portfolio and solid track record have earned the firm its reputation as a reliable and trustworthy company.
From the 22nd floor of the new central glass tower at 111 Main, CBC’s new headquarters have a great view of the City. The French builder Pierre Langue of Axis Architects designed the new offices. Putting glass walls around the desks on the outside brings natural light into the open office space in the middle. The new office lobby has a glass wall that can be moved.
327 W Pierpont Avenue, Suite 201, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Imbue Design is a modern architecture and design firm that keeps things simple. Since its inception in 2008, the firm has put together an impressive portfolio that features a range of residential and commercial projects. Its design process starts with taking the time to understand each client’s unique vision and offer creative solutions that will reflect their needs and goals. The firm’s expert architects and designers provide quality craftsmanship, inventive techniques, cost-efficient practices, and the best materials and technologies to bring each project to life and ensure successful results. Over the years, it has built many solid relationships with its clients, contractors, and stakeholders to ensure smooth product delivery and an enjoyable experience.
This featured project was in the correct lot but in the wrong place. At the time, it was bordered by tired bungalows and sagging cottages that had lost their shine. The firm was tasked to bring this home to life and update it to meet its client’s needs. Since there are not many lovely views from the outside, the new house now has its own inside vistas. In the middle of the house is a glass patio open to the air and surrounded by private rooms on one side and public spaces on the other.
Ezra Lee Design + Build
363 S Main Street, Suite 100, Alpine, UT 84004
Ezra Lee founded Ezra Lee Design + Build (EZD+B) in 2010, intending to serve exceptional projects to Utah. It is a design-build firm that offers building, construction, and interior design. As a full-service company, the firm has delivered countless projects that have guaranteed satisfaction and exceeded expectations. Its one-stop-shop approach allows it to handle every part of the project from start to finish, eliminating the need for various point persons as everything is under one roof. The firm’s impressive portfolio is a testament to its abilities, which features high-quality projects. The firm insists on the best materials, the highest-quality craftsmanship, and the closest attention to detail.
One of the firm’s notable projects is this stunning modern home in Cottonwood Heights. Its clean lines, sleek finishes, and contemporary colors allow the house to stand out against the gorgeous backgrounds. The wooden accents in the exterior add a rustic charm to the space. The large windows bring in a lot of natural light.
2175 W 3000 South, Suite 202, Heber City, UT 84032
inForm Architecture is based in Wasatch County, Utah, and creates branded places unique to each client. Since its inception in 2013, this up-and-coming firm has remained committed to creating unique designs for each client. No matter the project’s size, scope, and complexity, the firm takes a hands-on, personalized approach to understand each client’s vision and offer a visually pleasing and functional space. Each individual team member’s area of knowledge fits together—that cohesion makes the design and creation process frictionless. The firm focuses on clear communication, close collaboration, and solid relationships, allowing it to ensure flawless project delivery. Its long list of clients testifies to the firm’s quality, professionalism, and ability to exceed expectations.
Over the years, the firm has earned plenty of recognition, winning many awards and seeing its work repeatedly featured in the press. This stunning custom home is a perfect example of what it can do. This traditional home stands out with its red and white exterior, clean lines, and concrete tile roofing. It features large windows which bring in a lot of light and plenty of air.