Joe Smith, AIA, LEED A.P., Founding Partner

Joe is a family man who loves the outdoors, volleyball and design. Born in Brazil, he lived in Mexico, California and Connecticut prior to landing in Utah with his family in 1989.  He attended the University of Utah receiving a Master’s degree in Architecture.  During this time, he started his family and now has a brood of four boys and one girl who keep him and his wife Sandra on their toes.

He’s passionate about many things; design, family and volleyball and brings that competitive, driven spirit to all he does.  Joe is an award winning licensed architect and co-owner of Method Studio.  He achieved LEED accreditation in 2006 and is a member of the American Institute of Architects.

Joe has practiced for 12 years now leading a variety of projects throughout the state and the region.  His work encompasses higher education, performing arts, mixed-use and multi-family, institutional, and corporate.  Joe is a regular juror at the University of Utah Graduate School of Architecture, participating in the critiquing of numerous student masters projects.  When Joe isn’t working you can find him coaching his boys soccer team, on outings with the boy scouts or simply spending time with family.