Kevin C. Scholz Architect, Owner + Founder
Kevin was raised in Northern California where he received his early schooling and attended Mendocino Jr. College in Ukiah, California. Later, Kevin moved to Utah where he attended Brigham Young University and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Art and Design in 1982. Kevin worked at various Utah County architecture firms and in 1985 became a licensed architect. In 1987, Kevin founded Scholz and Associates and has since established the company as one of the premier architecture firms in Utah County and beyond.
Throughout his years of architecture practice Kevin has also taught design as an adjunct professor in the Visual Arts Department of Brigham Young University & Utah Valley University for a period of 26years. In addition, Kevin is active in his community; serving on many different committees with various organizations. He is the past Chairman of Youthnet, a grassroots citizen organization established to help protect the youth of the community from high risk behaviors such as substance abuse. He has also assisted by serving as a committee member of the Utah Governor’s council against prescription drug abuse campaign, Clean Out the Cabinet. Kevin has also participated in the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America program as a Big Brother for many years. Kevin has also served the youth of the community as the past President of the Sundance Ski Education Foundation.
Kevin has served the members of the U.S. Armed Forces by donating extensive architectural work to the Utah Veterans Memorial Park Board; and was very honored to be the recipient of the “Minuteman Award", a distinguished award given by the Utah National Guard for outstanding service to the veterans of the State. Among his most prestigious honors, Kevin was nominated and selected to be a torchbearer for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games held in Salt Lake City, Utah, based upon his architectural work on Utah Veterans Memorial Park & Cemetery, located in Bluffdale. Kevin’s architectural work has been published in many professional publications and has received a number of architectural awards and distinctions. Additionally, Kevin is freelance artist and has shown many of his sculptures in juried shows and exhibitions.
Kevin has traveled extensively, observing, experiencing, and enjoying buildings all over the world. His commitment to architecture and the built environment stems from his belief that the best architecture fully expresses three fundamental factors that should dictate design: The appropriate aesthetic, the appropriate functional solution, and the appropriate contextual relationship between site and design. “A building is simply a story told with wood, stone, glass, and steel. To decide what form a building should take, one must decide what story one wants to tell. The story expressed in the design should be a three-dimensional manifestation of the aspirations, values, and beliefs of the users or owners. It falls upon the architect as the interpreter of form to design the personification of these thoughts and ideas and mold them into a three-dimensional reality.”