About Our Firm
JZW Architects opened its doors just before the turn of the century with a focus on strong client relationships in the residential field. After five years of designing successful homes we decided to expand our portfolio with a focus on retail and medical office projects.
With the project developer as the top priority we have grown the firm over the past decade into one of the preeminent firms for dental, medical, and resort work along the Wasatch Front. This expansion has led to a growth in the firm leadership and an expansion from our single North Salt Lake office to additional offices in Heber and Layton. The firm is headed by Paul Warnock, Pete Meuzelaar, Brian Zaitz, and Eric Jones with each of the partners focused on their projects of greatest experience.
Our goal is to bring an intense client focus to each project we touch. We accomplish this goal by creating strong identity within our project studios and assigning each project to the correct studio to ensure the highest level of client service. A growth in firm size has never been a priority for us, but in order to take care of our clients the firm has grown to include seven licensed architects and over 30 total staff. We have also increased our footprint to include all the western United States and Paul has taken up flying our Cessna 210 to allow for quick response to remote clients.
Our focus on strong client relationships has allowed us to develop relationships with many corporate clients including Deseret Book, Maverik Stores, St. Regis Hotels and Resorts, and Vail Resorts.
In 2011 JZW Architects began a relationship with the National Park Service. As a contractor for the park service we travel to parks around the country and perform condition assessment work on leased facilities. It is great to get out of the office every once and a while, and we even have a few hours each trip to enjoy the park!
We aren’t sure what the future holds in store for us, but we are excited to make the most of each opportunity.
Meet Our Team
Meet Our Team
We look forward to discussing your future project with you.
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As a Skiing enthusiast, Paul enjoys those opportunities to hit the slopes with family or friends. As a boating enthusiast Paul looks forward to those times when he can find a sunny day to enjoy the sunshine and the water with business associates and family. As an Aviation Enthusiast, Paul loves those opportunities to fly for business, or for fun with anybody who is willing to go with him. Overall its clear that Paul is just an extremely expensive hobby enthusiast.
Paul is also extremely grateful for the amazing associates and partners that make up JZW Architects now nearly a 20 year endeavor. Architecture has brought amazing opportunities to learn and excel in an amazing occupation.
Peter has been practicing architecture for over 20 years and has designed, detailed and managed a wide variety of projects throughout the western states. He is focused on serving and helping the client, in listening and responding to their project needs and in working hard to design efficient, pragmatic and sustainable buildings that are responsive to site, context and environment. Peter enjoys spending time with his family in the outdoors and loves to jet ski, surf, play at the beach, snow ski, lift weights, play basketball and wrestle with his kids!
Eric enjoys the daily challenges that architecture brings and the daily conversations with clients. When taking time away from the office you will often find him roaming in one of the nearby National Parks with his wife and three children or training for the next road race. His love of travel has taken him throughout the United States and Europe where he took in many wonderful works of art and architecture.
Brian is the Z in JZW. He is an extremely talented architect with a diverse design background including his historical architect designation. He enjoys skiing and mountain biking in his spare time.
VICE PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT
Hal has spent the past several years networking with thousands of local business executives, getting involved in the community and providing hundreds of referrals, connections and introductions. Born and raised in Utah he is an avid skier and enjoys hiking with his family in the Wasatch front.
Carla oversees the administrative functions in the office including receptionist, client billing, and various support tasks. Carla is a NASCAR fan, enjoys ATVing, and sightseeing with her dog.
Matt is an architect with JZW and received his masters degree from Miami University in Ohio. In his spare time you can find him doing family history geneology work or learning French from his wife.
Spencer has a real passion for architecture and enjoys working collaboratively. He has received his Masters of Architecture from the University of Utah in 2014 and is currently working on licensure. While in school he enrolled himself in the DBB (Design Build Bluff) program where he was able to work hands on with designing and construction a small home. In his off time, Spencer enjoys taking time to build, wither it be in his wood shop or remodeling his home.
Melissa received her masters degree in architecture from ASU. She has extensive inteior design and project management experience.
Nick studied architecture at the Univeristy of Utah. He enjoys hiking, biking and rock climbing along with anything else outdoors.
John has been involved in the building industry for over a decade and he brings that experience to the projects he manages. A graduate from Montana State University, John has recently earned his Architecture license, and is excited for the opportunities ahead of him. Outside the office, you can find John spending time with his wife and children, fishing, running or rock climbing.
AJ enjoys kayaking and camping as much as he can. He is currently studying at the University of Utah in the architecture program.
Jon enjoys naval history, sewing and making models. He holds a master degree in architecture from washington state university.
Josh is studying at SLCC and enjoys sports and movies. He is a native to Utah and plans on living here forever more because he loves it so much.
Peyton is an avid basketball player and a natural when it comes to pickel ball. If he is not studying or working you can find him at the movies.
Sara has a knack for design and enjoys expressing that through architecture. Out side of the office Sara enjoys hiking, yoga, painting and photography. Art and design are a huge part of her life and she enjoys creating in many different mediums.
Mike helps run out laser scanning division to create as-built documentation. He is currently in flight school to become a commercial airline pilot.
Stuart loves the outdoors and being active. I am a family man as well, I have young kids that keep me on my toes. I love my job, but being a dad is probably the best job and most rewarding.
Zack enjoys the various design concepts and challenges that architecture brings to the table. He is determined to do whatever it takes to design and develop architectural solutions to please our various clients. Zack enjoys spending his free time with his wife, 2 Dalmatians, and his bunny as well as exercising and cheering on his favorite sports teams.