current trends in healthcare and educational fields.
Selvam’s main focus is in designing Green and eco-friendly buildings. He attends LEED
(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) workshops regularly to update his knowledge. He has a strong passion for design and perfection. He concentrates on the accuracy of information provided in the construction documents. A well coordinated document helps the contractor to be on schedule and avoids costly change orders.
Selvam is very active in the community. He is actively involved in the fund raising, design, and construction of the India Cultural Center in South Jordan, Utah. He also served as treasurer for the India Forum of Utah for five years.
By participating as a team member, job captain, and project manager, Tiffin has developed long- lasting relationships with several of our long-term clients. She joined the firm in 2000 and was promoted to Associate in 2007. Tiffin is an integral member of our educational design team. She works closely with school districts, staff, and community members to ensure all of their ideas and goals are met in the new facility. Tiffin has managed many educational projects for numerous school districts throughout the State.
Tiffin strives to keep up to date on educational trends, design solutions, and technological advances. She has served as a member of the AIA “Architecture for Education Committee”, Utah chapter. Goals of this committee are to increase awareness and knowledge about the design of educational facilities to other Architects specializing in this area, as well as those working within the school districts. Tiffin regularly attends UFOMA and A4LE conferences in order to keep up-to-date on current issues within the school districts and school facility design as well as procedures for energy management, security, safety, and code implementation to name a few.
With her husband and two children, Tiffin enjoys Utah’s unique state and national parks, ski resorts, and rivers on a regular basis. As a resident of downtown Salt Lake City, Tiffin also believes in keeping an awareness of the urban, social, and sustainable aspects that will keep the city’s growth responsible and the downtown a vibrant place to live.
Shailesh holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Utah. During his education at the University of Utah, Shailesh was handpicked to receive a teaching assistant scholarship for demonstrating excellence in structures. Shailesh received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Pune, India in 1998. He then worked in India for a year as an architect before moving to the United States to pursue his graduate studies
For the past nineteen years, Shailesh has worked on complex healthcare projects including new hospitals, hospital expansions, remodel and tenant improvement projects that have led him to excel in healthcare planning, project management, and construction administration roles. Shailesh offers a creative and comprehensive contribution to the entire design process. He has worked on several complex and award-winning projects in Utah including the Intermountain Medical Center, Riverton Hospital, Utah Valley Hospital, and Dixie Regional Medical Center.
Shailesh continues to expand his medical expertise by attending conferences, workshops, and gaining on-the-job experience working with clients on new projects. Shailesh is technically savvy and is very passionate about the accuracy and detailing of the drawings. He believes that a detailed set of drawings is the foundation for a project’s success.
When not at work, Shailesh enjoys spending time with his wife Rupali and playing with their two sons, Ved and Vivan. Shailesh loves the outdoors and enjoys gardening during the summer months.
Sourabh’s passion for architecture directly translates into projects he is involved with at NJRA. He appreciates the way architectural environments affect human lives and can touch their emotions. His architectural experience ranges from design, project coordination, project management and construction administration. His interest in green and environment friendly design influences his design process and produces buildings that are energy efficient and have low environmental impact. He believes good design should be accompanied with detailed, thorough and clear construction documents.
Sourabh is also active in the community, currently serving as the cultural secretary for the Bengali Association of Utah. He is a trained singer and a keyboard player and has organized and performed at various social events in the Salt Lake Valley. He likes to play cricket and badminton. When not at work Sourabh enjoys spending time with his family, hiking in the mountains, and traveling.
Paul enjoys spending his free time with his wife, four children and grandchildren. They enjoy camping and playing tennis together when time allows.
When not at work Harry enjoys spending time with Katie his wife, their children and especially their 8 grandchildren. He also enjoys traveling, running, being outdoors, gardening, home improvements and baking.
Robert's passion for world travel led him to graduate with a master's degree in architecture from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He is currently working towards licensure as a registered architect. Besides design, Robert enjoys skiing, adventure motorcycling, mountain biking, mechanics and exploring the diverse landscapes of his native Utah and the intermountain west.
Katianne’s passion for the built environment is driven by her fascination with its impact on the individual and the natural environment; the idea of a building going beyond avoiding negative impact to actually contributing positively to its surroundings. She sets her mind and goals on expanding what architecture can be. To this end her studies have included regenerative design and efficient or passive controls.
Outside of architectural pursuits, Katianne enjoys spending time with her husband and son, donning a cowgirl hat and herding cows in Arizona, hiking the Intermountain West and exploring the pacific coastline.
At Utah State University Melissa earned a Bachelor degree in Interior Design and is currently an associate member of the commercial interior design association (IIDA). Melissa has 9 years of healthcare design experience. Her background has given her a unique standpoint on the importance of functional interior materials. She is committed to selecting finishes that are appropriate for their intended use, durable and aesthetically pleasing.
Melissa enjoys working as part of the team on the array of design projects at NJRA Architects.
Melissa lives in North Salt Lake with her husband and son. She enjoys baking, hiking, and chasing after her 3 year old son.
Outside of the office Zeke enjoys time with his kids, tennis, golf, and working on his house.
Ashley is excited for the opportunity to become a licensed architect in the future. As an architectural technician, Ashley enjoys learning and expanding her drafting skills in healthcare, educational and commercial design.
When not at work or school, Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband hiking in the mountains, playing games with friends, and enjoying life to the fullest.
Brett has worked in the architectural industry for 18 years and has had experience in high end residential homes, elementary school projects, hotel, multi-family, senior living care, office commercial, recreation and fitness projects. He’s worked for architect firms throughout the state of Utah and has helped manage many projects to bring them to a reality. Whether it’s traditional or modern, he has always been intrigued by design and what makes good architecture look like great architecture. He enjoys the details that go into the drawings and seeing what he can contribute to make the design process more functional and beautiful to the eye.
Brett enjoys spending time with his kids and grandkids making them smile and laugh. He and his wife love to travel and will take any trip or cruise they can get their hands on. He also enjoys racing cars and going to car shows with his boys. Brett lives by the famous racing phase, if you ain’t first, you’re last.
Justen is looking forward to becoming a licensed architect in the future. He is currently enrolled in the architectural program at Utah Valley University and will graduate in the Spring of 2022.
When Justen is away from work he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He enjoys playing soccer, football and ultimate Frisbee when the weather is good. But staying inside and watching a movie is always fun to do as well.
Taylor is excited for the opportunity to become a licensed architect in the future. As an architectural technician, Taylor enjoys learning and expanding her drafting skills in educational, healthcare and commercial design.
She also enjoys spending time with her friends and family, the outdoors and reading when she can. She is always up for adventure, be it for a job site or a national park visit.
Ian is currently enrolled in the Architecture program at Utah Valley University and looks forward to becoming a licensed architect in the future. As an architectural technician, he has expanded his understanding and skills in healthcare, educational and commercial design.
When not at work or school, Ian spends time with his wife and children. In his free time, he also enjoys working in his woodshop and reading. He heads into the mountains any chance he gets for a number of activities.