MHTN Professional Spotlight: Jonathan Dazley

Here at MHTN, we strive to make our client's vision a reality. We want to recognize those who make this possible by highlighting our talented team members.

Celebrating his 12th year with MHTN, Jonathan Dazley brings a passion for excellence in design and a love of building and creating to the office. We asked him to tell us a little bit about himself.

Where did you grow up? Where did you go to school?

I grew-up in the town of Murray Utah, and attended Hillview Elementary School, Granite Park Jr. High School and Granite Senior High School. After high school I attended the University of Utah and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a Master’s Degree in Architecture,

When did you first know you wanted to work in architecture?

I became “turned-on” to architecture while completing my undergraduate liberal education requirements: Architecture 101”Survey of Architecture”. I seem to recall that it was the beautiful ceiling designs of the Baroque period that captured my interest. (Although I consider myself a “modernist” when it comes to my design style).

What are you passionate about and how does that intersect with your job?

My passion with regards to my profession and interest is design excellence. It is my opinion is that excellence in design is not only a successful “big idea” but also excellence in the many details and associated systems or elements of a particular project. I think this is true for all design; whether building, music, fashion, or something other. So, this is my goal at work; to provide the very best design solution, for all aspects of the building, within the constraints of any one project.

What do you most love about your current job?

I tend to enjoy projects with highly technical issues. During the past 12 years with MHTN I have had the opportunity to be involved with several projects of a technical nature. One such stand-out project is the LDS Church History Library and Archives Building. I would consider this as one of two most interesting projects in my career, the other was a Missile motor X-ray Facility at Hill Air Force Base. I deeply enjoyed the technical nature of both of these projects.

What are some interesting things about you? What do you enjoy doing outside of the office?

Besides enjoying time with my children, I tend to be an “arts and crafts” sort of person and enjoy working on, building, or making variety of things. This can be from anything mechanical to designing and building bookshelves for my home. I also love music, the outdoors, and vintage automobiles try to enjoy activities in these interests as much as possible.