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
Braxton has spent the past several years helping multiple companies scale by designing and implementing strategic growth programs. He is a big fan of people, loves his community, and has a strong drive to ensure that everyone around him succeeds in reaching their goals. He is an avid outdoorsman and can be found scuba diving, traveling, podcasting, talking real estate investments, playing sports, or simply wandering through Utah’s artistic backyard.
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.
Nicholas studied at the University of Utah and received his Masters degree in Architecture, with a certificate in Urban Design. He enjoys backpacking, biking, rock climbing and all around spending his time in the outdoors.
DIRECTOR OF INTERIOR DESIGN
Lexie is the Director of Interior Design at JZW Architects and has over six years of experience in the field. Lexie was born and raised in UT and has an Associates of Applied Arts in Interior Design. Lexie first fell in love with interior design at the age of 12 when her Mom tasked her with creating a room of her own. She strives to provide a positive experience for her clients throughout the design process and enjoys creating spaces, both personal and commercial, that are timeless and fit her clients’ needs. When not designing, she enjoys spending time with her horse, playing with her family in the sun, traveling, and Pilates.
AJ enjoys kayaking and camping as much as he can. He is currently studying at the University of Utah in the architecture program.
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.