Born at the feet of the Wasatch Mountains in Utah, Jeff had the desire to draw and create at a young age, and decided as a kid that he wanted to become an architect. In high school he took an advanced architectural drafting course, where he designed his first project – a new custom home for his parents – and then helped to build it the following summer. The experience of taking something imagined in the mind and turning it into a built reality that enhanced someone else’s life was life-changing and set the hook for Jeff. He went on to study Urban Planning at Brigham Young University, and then pursued a master’s degree in Architecture at the University of Oregon, also earning a graduate certificate in Ecological Design. After studying and working in the Northwest for several years, he moved back to Utah to live closer to family and set out to create his own architectural practice that focused on creative and meaningful projects, strong client relationships, and a collaborative family-like environment. He is a father of five busy kids, and a colon cancer survivor (diagnosed the same year he started his own business). He serves as a planning commissioner for Vineyard City. He is passionate about getting outside and exploring the natural world with his family. He also loves to play his guitar and dreams of writing and recording his own music
After becoming mesmerized by his grandfather’s architectural drawings at young age, Derek has been inspired by the natural and built environment around him. Growing up in sunny southern California, and having since moved to snowy Utah, Derek has discovered the importance that architecture plays in creating comfortable places for people to live. Primarily, how passive design can promote comfortable, sustainable, and healthy living for any project. With that he has become a certified passive house consultant. Derek also shares a deep appreciation for design that adds to the character of a community and promotes a broader sense of place. Derek is always eager to help those in need and to solve problems through his designs.
He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in architecture at Utah Valley University and hopes to get a master’s degree in sustainable design.
Derek enjoys exploring the city and finding new places to hang out with his friends.
He adores film. In his more recent spare time, he has taken up guitar.
Wesley was born in Logan. UT, but grew up in Alberta, Canada the son of school teachers. Wesley grew up in a small rural town in the rocky mountains on his family’s 3rd generation cattle ranch. Wesley’s father was an experienced carpenter with drafting experience in university, and introduced Wesley to architectural design, and . Wesley moved to Utah in 2013, and worked on various construction crews, and companies for 6 years. Wesley has been attending Utah Valley University as an Architecture student since 2019. Wesley has been working in Architectural offices since 2019, and joined Knighton Architecture in 2022.
Wesley’s passion for Architecture stems from his love of building, and love of history. Wesley has a love for historic American Architecture, and Architectural craft and ornament. His goal in Architecture is to help design buildings, neighborhoods, and communities that improve peoples way of life.
Wesley is a husband, and father of one. In his limited free time he enjoys the outdoors, sports, carpentry, and spending time with his family.