Publicity: United States Air Force Design Award

The Merit Award in Facility Design from the United States Air Force was recently given to the Fire Crash and Rescue Station at Hill Air Force Base. The design team for this extensive and complex project included Arch Nexus’ Mark Davis, Stephen Springer, Sean Bennett and Shane Stephenson.

This facility was requested to be architecturally significant to Hill Air Force Base. The design team responded by having the building’s massing and shape evoke a sense of sheltering and embracing, as would be desired during times of emergency.  The facility’s form creates an outreach entrance to help guide passers-by and visitors into the building’s entry.  Massing also opens up to the public, in a sense, by creating a span of glass and a rising roofline on the south area where occupants would be seen exercising in the training room.

Due to the nature of this 24-hour facility, attaining the federally mandated level of LEED Silver certification imposed great challenges on the project. Compounded by the fact that the building required heat recovery systems within the apparatus bays made it particularly challenging to meet the minimum energy performance requirement. Designers developed a highly efficient building envelope, LED lighting, and optimized heating and cooling systems. The building has also been designed to allow for future solar panels.

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News: Travis Maughan Promoted to Principal

Travis Maughan has been named a Principal at Arch Nexus. Travis has been a part of Arch Nexus since 2003 and has been an associate with the firm since 2010. During this time Travis has demonstrated strong leadership within the healthcare practice by managing some of the largest and most complex projects in this region. Through relentless effort and meticulous attention to detail he has earned the trust and respect of clients and other project stakeholders to see any project of any size from concept through completion. Travis’s expertise in healthcare architecture has helped him to become a key part of business development and marketing as clients trust him and frequently ask for him to play leadership roles on their projects. By consistently delivering excellent projects, Travis has developed several long lasting and fruitful partnerships. His tenure with Arch Nexus and experience as an associate have put him in a position to mentor many others who look to Travis to learn and grow their own talents for project management and healthcare design.


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News: Victor Burbank Advances to Senior Principal

Victor Burbank has been named a Senior Principal at Arch Nexus. Victor came to Nexus in 2017 with vast expertise developed over the course of the past 25 years having worked in in many different market sectors including healthcare and K-12 educational architecture. His ability to care for client’s needs through thoughtful design and timely responsiveness have quickly made him an invaluable resource and a dependable partner. As the Principal-In-Charge over a wide array of projects, Victor has demonstrated the uncanny ability to manage challenges in an even handed manner that empowers those around him to work together toward the best possible result. His calm and unshakeable demeanor, caring empathy, as well as his humble confidence, build strength in the teams with whom he works and empowers them to be their best selves and deliver excellent results. Victor is particularly connected with and recognized by the educational community as a thought leader on the role that architecture plays in providing a supportive, safe, and inspirational environment to foster the growth of young people in the Central California Valley.


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News: Mihnea Dobre Promoted to Associate

Arch Nexus is pleased to announce the promotion of Mihnea Dobre to Associate. Mihnea joined Nexus in 2016, bringing a depth of experience in architecture and campus planning having worked for many years as a Staff Architect for Tulane University. During his time at Tulane, Mihnea gained a wealth of knowledge and ability in managing a variety of projects as well as aligning master plans with building and landscape projects over several development phases. Mihnea is passionate about sustainable design and has been an active part of the USGBC leaderships in New Orleans and Salt Lake City. He has guided countless projects through various sustainability certifications and has strengthened the ideals of sustainable design in the communities where he lives and works.

Through his career Mihnea has sought out ways to develop his professional skills while creating architecture focused on people and their experience. He has earned the respect of his peers and leaders as a capable architect who takes his craft seriously. Mihnea’s expert communication skills have allowed him to build confidence with clients, contractors, and project teams.



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News: Jennifer Styduhar Advances to Associate

Jennifer Styduhar has advanced to the role of Associate at Arch Nexus. Jennifer joined Nexus in 2016 bringing many years of landscape architecture experience with her. Her natural leadership abilities, humble demeanor, and hard work have quickly gained her the respect of her peers and she has acted as the site design lead for the past two years. Jennifer works in close collaboration with project stakeholders to create landscape designs that complement the building design to create a holistic project that connects in very tangible ways to the natural surroundings. In addition to being a licensed landscape architect, Jennifer also is a LEED AP BD+C, holds a permaculture design certificate and is a certified arborist. Her passion for creating places that connect to nature is evident in her design work. She is a genuine steward of both the built and natural environments.

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News: Bryce Sorensen Promoted to Associate

Arch Nexus is pleased to announce the advancement of Bryce Sorensen to Associate. Bryce is a licensed architect who has been with Nexus for more than 30 years. Over the course of his career, Bryce has developed a depth of experience managing projects in the federal government and design build market sectors. Bryce is a trusted and reliable partner to the clients with whom he works and is the key point of contact for their day to day needs. He has nurtured many relationships over the span of his career that have given him many fruitful and rewarding experiences. In addition to client care, Bryce is also passionate about mentoring other architects and design professionals. As a Project Manager, he humbly shares his knowledge while allowing others to grow and develop their own personal strengths.

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Jobs: Arch Nexus Hiring Senior Interior Designer

About Us:
Architectural Nexus is a people driven, employee-owned, architectural design firm focused on stewardship, inspiration and regeneration. We have offices in two locations: our headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah and another office in Sacramento, California. Our Sacramento office is located in the Historic R Street community and is the only Living Building in California.

Position Description:
Join our progressive firm and influence its direction. This position is available in either our Salt Lake City office or our Sacramento office. Now is the time to embrace this opportunity to direct your career. Help us create dynamic spaces where people’s lives are enriched, and architecture is practiced sustainably and thoughtfully. Become a leader in our interiors group as we continue to grow and influence design in our region. Prior experience working within a collaborative design firm is required.

Designer is responsible for varied project development and deliverable across many building types. The successful candidate will collaborate effectively with a variety of design disciplines as well as with product vendors. The senior interior designer is responsible for leading the development of the interior design package from concept thought through construction documents. The senior interior designer is responsible for mentoring and overseeing the professional development of  junior interior designers.

Arch Nexus is an ESOP (employee-owned company). As such all employees benefit financially from the overall success of the firm.
Our Sacramento Office is the only Living Building in California.
Competitive salaries based on experience and abilities.
Excellent medical and dental benefits
matching 401(k) plan
twice yearly incentive and accountability bonus program
holiday and vacation benefits
paid volunteer opportunities
6 weeks of paid parental leave regardless of gender

Skills and Qualifications:

10+ years experience required, 15+ years experience preferred
Bachelors Degree in Interior Design required

NICIDQ or equivalent credential required
LEED accreditation a plus
Revit skills required
Sketch-up skills preferred
Experience with Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop desirable
Email resumes to:

Brian Cassil, LEED AP, BD+C
Principal | Director of Communications

Thanks for sending your resume; we look forward to getting to know you.

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Thought Leadership: A Tremendous Year for Nexus Builds

We are filled with gratitude for the challenges and triumphs that made 2019 such a tremendous year. We are especially grateful for all of our partnerships, without such we could not have such meaningful experiences.

At Arch Nexus, one of the greatest peak moments of 2019 came in a very tiny form. Our partnership with the Block Project and the opportunity to use our own hands to build a tiny home for such a great humanitarian cause was an experience we will never forget

As we forge into 2020 and reach toward new horizons, we look forward to the opportunities to strengthen our collaboration to build a thriving and equitable future.

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News: Nexus Blood Drive | Friday, January 17, 2020

Please join us for a blood drive at Architectural Nexus on Friday, January 17, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, or you may visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.

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Publicity: Two Awards for Most Outstanding Design

Closing out 2019 with a high note, Arch Nexus was the recipient of two awards from Utah Construction & Design for the 2019 Most Outstanding Project. The 7th Annual Most Outstanding Projects Awards Event for 2019 honored the very best commercial construction and design projects in the State of Utah that were completed within the 2019 calendar year. Competing with over 100 submissions, Architectural Nexus was pleased to take home awards for:

Public Over $10 M, Carbon County Courts

Private Under $10 M, National Ability Center; Equestrian Center

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