Building from Here: Campos Coffee Roastery & Cafe

On the surface, Australia and Utah may not seem to be cut from the same cloth. But to Damian Roche, owner of Australia’s beloved Campos Coffee, the community vibe and...

January 22, 2019 Read More

Building from Here: Courtyard House

Erynn and John Montgomery were just newlyweds when they bought their tiny 60-year-old Tudor residence in the friendly, walkable 15th and 15th neighborhood of Salt Lake City in 1999. They...

October 29, 2018 Read More

Building from Here: Publik Coffee Roaster

Quality over quantity. Community over corporate. Planet over profit. It’s all right there on Publik Coffee Roasters’ home page — speaking volumes about the foundation of Salt Lake City’s most…

June 13, 2018 Read More

Building from Here: Red Iguana 2

What do you do when your already wildly successful restaurant business triples? But you’re still in the same tiny space? And it’s not just your devoted community lining up for...

September 21, 2017 Read More

Building from Here: the Miller Park Renovation

Though obscured by overgrown trees and shrubs, this colonial ranch house designed by early Utah modernist architect Slack Winburn featured an elliptical entry foyer, an angular floor plan opening to a…

September 20, 2017 Read More

Design Review: Salt Lake Valley Site Visits

Getting on site is a huge part of the construction administration phase of any project and there’s an art to balancing design intent with the realities of construction.  Job site…

July 18, 2017 Read More

Timpanogos House in Utah Style and Design

The summer issue of Utah Style and Design is out and has a nice feature on the Timpanogos Residence, a home that blends indoor and outdoor living spaces, barefoot living…

June 30, 2017 Read More

Building from Here: Snuck Farm

It does kind of sneak up on you — the enchanting sight of alpacas grazing beside the modern yet rustic barn. Chickens meandering in the yard. Assorted mountains in the...

April 3, 2017 Read More

The Good Neighbor

An editor from This Old House magazine recently contacted us about providing a rendering for their Photoshop Redo feature in an upcoming issue. It’s pretty straightforward: TOH chooses a home...

March 21, 2017 Read More

Crafting a Modern World: Antonin Raymond and George Nakashima AIA Tour

Over the past decade, I’ve attended several professional conventions for the American Institute of Architects throughout the nation. Looking back, I can say that the local architectural tours in the...

February 1, 2017 Read More

Projects in the Press

Over the past few months, recently completed projects have been showing up in magazines and other media.  We recently received a copy of Modern in Denver, a beautiful magazine and website, and were…

April 26, 2016 Read More

cityhomeCollective: Scandinavian Holladay

CityhomeCollective recently showcased the Hillsden Residence in their Place of Worship series. The text is generous and the winter photos taken by Kerri Fukui are simply stunning. At the end of…

April 6, 2016 Read More

Millcreek Residence Featured in Fine Homebuilding Contest

Fine Homebuilding Magazine selected the Millcreek Residence as one of 10 homes nationwide featured in the 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards.  Learn more about this project and vote for your favorite…

February 10, 2016 Read More

AIA Utah Honor Award for Publik

The winter issue of Reflexion published an article about Design Awards 2015:  AIA Utah Honor Award    

January 26, 2016 Read More

We’re Hiring

The new year has brought a host of new and interesting projects.  And we’re hiring. Here’s what we are looking for: Architectural designer to join our team on residential+ housing…

January 19, 2016 Read More

Best of Houzz 2016 for Design and Service

For the second year in a row, Lloyd Architects has won Best Of Houzz for both Design and Customer Service. Our portfolio includes “some of the most popular images and consistent…

January 15, 2016 Read More

Millcreek Residence in Utah Style and Design, Again

When we work with interior designer Susan Taggart, we can almost bank on photos of the project getting published somewhere. She has a wonderful eye for detail.  The most recent…

January 8, 2016 Read More

Harvard Ave Renovation

    Located in the heart of Salt Lake’s Yalecrest National Historic District, Harvard Ave is home to many architecturally significant residences. We recently had the opportunity to renovate one…

July 10, 2015 Read More

Millcreek Residence Featured in Utah Style & Design

The summer issue of Utah Style and Design features an article on a home we recently completed in the Millcreek neighborhood. This modern prairie style home is flooded with natural light…

June 30, 2015 Read More

Publik featured in Utah Style & Design

Publik remains one of our favorite projects of the past few years, thanks to visionary clients who bought a run down printing press building and had a dream to create…

June 11, 2015 Read More

The Fugal Barn

On our recent visit to the Snuck Farm plant sale, Anna snapped a few pictures of the recently completed Fugal barn and greenhouses.  More to come soon.      …

May 21, 2015 Read More

Lloyd Architects Wins Best of Houzz 2015

We're happy to announce that Lloyd Architects has been awarded "Best of Houzz" for 2015.  The Best of Houzz award is given in two categories: design and customer satisfaction. Lloyd...

January 28, 2015 Read More

Design Review: Utah County Site Visits

Spending time on a construction site is a critically important part of the design process for our office staff. We recently headed south on a beautiful fall afternoon to visit a…

October 17, 2014 Read More

Under Construction: A Working Barn

We don’t often get asked to design space for chickens, pigs, and a hayloft, but when a family in Pleasant Grove shared their dreams for a farm on their family property,…

August 7, 2014 Read More

Architectural Details: The Outdoor Room

On our office trip to San Francisco last October, we visited many incredible homes, ones with beautiful views, fascinating details and distinctive living spaces.  What I found most interesting was…

March 18, 2014 Read More

Remaining Historic, Going Green

Located in the Yalecrest Historic District, this recently remodeled 2,400 square-foot brick bungalow was originally built in1923. The home was unoccupied and dilapidated when our clients, the Maves, found and…

February 10, 2014 Read More

Architectural Details: Daylighting

The beneficial aspects of sunlight are numerous, and exposure to daylight has been found in multiple studies to support health, learning, productivity, and good sleep patterns. As architects, we have…

January 3, 2014 Read More

Architectural Details: Stairs as Sculpture

Architecture is often seen as the art of balancing form and function. As designers we have the opportunity to create spaces that play with light, exaggerate connections and engage the…

December 17, 2013 Read More

Reinvention 2013

Reinvention 2013 was an impressive reminder for the team that great Architecture is a direct result of the attitude that drives its process.  This was first apparent in the carefully designed…

November 19, 2013 Read More

Heath Ceramics

Heath Ceramics | Sausalito, CA After Reinvention in San Francisco, most of us were able to visit Heath Ceramics, a fabricator of tableware and architectural tile.  We rode bicycles across…

November 13, 2013 Read More

Residential Architecture Tour: San Francisco, Part 2

  The Kentfield Residence | Kentfield, CA Architect: Eric Haesloop, Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects I appreciated the integration of this house to the site and landscape.  The linear shape of…

November 6, 2013 Read More

Residential Architecture Tour: San Francisco, Part 1

Last month we attended a residential architecture tour as part of Reinvention 2013 in San Francisco.  I appreciated the different types of projects on the tour, ranging from high-end and…

November 5, 2013 Read More

Reinvention 2013

We are big fans of Reinvention, a conference hosted annually by Residential Architect magazine. We just returned from our third conference, and as always, found the housing tour to be…

October 28, 2013 Read More

The Utah Architects Project

We are excited to be a part of The Utah Center for Architecture’s latest project, a new searchable database that showcases Utah architects and their notable works from the period…

October 15, 2013 Read More

Salt Lake Valley Green Homes Tour

Two of our recent renovation projects will be open to the public in this Saturday’s Green Homes Tour hosted by the US Green Build Council Utah Chapter. You can visit this…

August 5, 2013 Read More

Publik in the Aves

Our latest adaptive reuse project involves converting an historic service garage into a neighborhood coffee house, the Publik at 3rd Ave & G Street in Salt Lake City’s Avenues district….

August 1, 2013 Read More

New House in Old Town Park City

Here’s a current project under construction in the historic district of Old Town Park City. The home is sited on an infill lot on King Road and meets Park City historic design…

June 20, 2013 Read More

On the Boards: the Hillsden House

Located near the base of Mt. Olympus in the Salt Lake valley, this modest-sized contemporary courtyard house consists of three primary components: (1) south-facing gabled forms with living, dining, and…

March 29, 2013 Read More

Architectural Details: the Front Entry

There was a time when all comings and goings were through the front door of a home. In our autocentric culture we regularly miss the opportunity to use the front…

March 11, 2013 Read More

Architectural Solutions: The First Ave Renovation

For last week’s Design Review, we visited the First Ave project located in the Avenues neighborhood, a local historic district in the heart of Salt Lake City. While the exterior…

January 22, 2013 Read More

Architectural Details: Windows

“Windows are the eyes of the house.  They connect it to the world around it, framing a view from the inside and offering a glimpse of interior life to the…

January 17, 2013 Read More

Client Resources: Around the Web

It’s no small thing to go from this: to this: Undertaking a major home remodel or new construction project is a daunting task, but there are many resources available that…

January 2, 2013 Read More

It’s a Sketchy Business

We recently headed north to Ogden for a tour of the historic Egyptian Theater and a morning of sketching. We welcomed the opportunity to brush up on sketching skills, an…

December 12, 2012 Read More

Architectural Details: The Kitchen Table

With Thanksgiving feasts fast approaching, it seems appropriate to mention the kitchen table.  We recently ordered this bumper sticker because we love dinner time and have seen how it has…

November 20, 2012 Read More

Reinvention 2012: Chicago Housing Tour and Crab Tree Farm

Our final destination on Residential Architect’s housing tour was to Crab Tree Farm near Lake Michigan, an idyllic setting on a pleasant fall afternoon.  While several of the buildings on…

November 16, 2012 Read More

Reinvention 2012: Chicago Housing Tour Urban Infill Projects

In October we attended Residential Architect’s annual Reinvention conference in Chicago.  Like last year, the housing tour was a highlight of the event for us, giving us the opportunity to…

November 13, 2012 Read More

On the Boards: 63 Center Street in Provo

  For the past several months, we’ve been working on a new mixed-use building in Provo.  The site for the project is an open gap in the block face of…

November 5, 2012 Read More

Architectural Details: Salvaged Doors

While rehabilitating an old warehouse in downtown Salt Lake City a few years ago, we came across some unique salvage materials that were just too interesting to ignore.  The contractor…

October 30, 2012 Read More

Not So Big Remodeling

We received an e-mail today announcing that Sarah Susanka’s book, Not So Big Remodeling has just been released in paperback.  So why are we posting that here?  Well, a few…

September 13, 2012 Read More

What Does Urbanism Mean?

Is urbanism more than the lifestyle of city dwellers? This question was raised during a recent discussion with some local planning and design minds in relation to defining the vision…

July 18, 2012 Read More

What to Ask an Architect

The other day I dropped by a friend’s house in my neighborhood.  She’s gearing up for a major home remodel and commented that she was meeting with an interior designer…

June 28, 2012 Read More

Architectural Details: The Outdoor Room

When designing a building, the context and surrounding landscape are often the greatest considerations in positioning a building on its site. The landscape can drive a structural form, suggest a…

June 26, 2012 Read More

Architectural DNA

Architectural Record recently mused about the possibility of a genetic predisposition for choosing architecture as a profession (All in the Family: Architectural DNA).   I’ve no idea whether or not…

June 15, 2012 Read More

Design Review: A Tool for Urban Homesteaders

On Friday afternoons, we meet as an office for design review meetings.  We each take a turn coming up with the topic for the week, whether it’s presenting a project…

June 12, 2012 Read More

Lego Modern Home Design Contest

We tried to resist this contest, but the pull of Legos AND modern home design were too great.  So, we recently gathered some architects and designer-type friends and their families…

April 4, 2012 Read More

Before & After: A Remodel in Salt Lake City’s Avenues Historic District

Setting: This single-story Victorian cottage is located in the Avenues Historic District, the oldest residential neighborhood in Salt Lake City. It’s a short walk to the Cathedral of the Madeline…

February 24, 2012 Read More

Build Local

There is a current counter trend to shop, grow, dine, and support local enterprise. When prompted, Google Images instantly renders hundreds of “Buy Local” logos from “Buy Local Portland” (Maine)…

February 6, 2012 Read More

Year in Review

As we’re gearing up for 2012 and making plans, we can’t help but look back at the past year, reflect, and note a few milestones: 1.  The year 2011 marked…

January 5, 2012 Read More

Design Charette in Gingerbread

We had a little fun this holiday season with a residential design challenge on a smaller scale than most of our projects.  How hard would it be to make a…

December 30, 2011 Read More

Merry Christmas from Lloyd Architects

Reinvention 2011: The Home Tour

We just returned from Phoenix where we attended Reinvention 2011, an architectural symposium organized by publisher Hanley Wood.  We try to go at least once a year to a conference…

December 13, 2011 Read More

Adaptive Reuse in Salt Lake City: The Westgate Lofts

One recurring theme in recent years at conferences sponsored by the American Institute of Architects is the adaptive reuse of historic buildings, a smart approach to construction both for its…

November 28, 2011 Read More

Lloyd Architects in Utah Style & Design

In 2008 Warren launched one of our most ambitious remodeling projects ever, that of our own office building. As his wife, to say I was a little concerned would be…

October 12, 2011 Read More

Salt Lake Modern & Taylor Woolley

Peter Goss, architectural historian, will lecture on Taylor Woolley and the Yale Ave House, a home that we remodeled in 2008.  We’ll be there to share some sustainable aspects of this…

September 29, 2011 Read More

Thinking of Renovating?

In Salt Lake many of our neighborhoods are full of beautiful homes built several decades ago.  While they are loaded with charm, they are often impractical for today’s lifestyle and…

September 20, 2011 Read More

Clear the Air Challenge: Week One

On week one of the Clear The Air Challenge we at Lloyd Architects are re-connecting with our bike-friendly streets.  I am glad to have 600 East on my morning and…

June 18, 2011 Read More

Clear The Air Challenge: Re-Discovering your City

Today begins one of the most relevant and enlightening annual activities in Salt Lake City and the Wasatch Front that I am personally aware of: the Clear The Air Challenge….

June 13, 2011 Read More

Sustainability in Three Historic Neighborhoods

Advocating sustainability in historic neighborhoods is often like preaching to the choir: the people who live in these neighborhoods have made housing and lifestyle choices that include living on smaller…

May 27, 2011 Read More

Global PechaKucha Day

In April, Warren was invited to speak at a local gathering that was part of a global event, PechaKucha Day: Inspire Japan.  The Japanese word “pechukucha” means something like “chit…

May 3, 2011 Read More

The Simple Home

For people thinking about remodeling or building a home, there’s an abundance of great resources available.  One such book caught my eye recently.  The title alone was enough to lure…

April 26, 2011 Read More