Tiffin West, Associate AIA

Associate & Project Manager

Education: Master of Architecture – University of Utah

Email: tifwes [at] njraarchitects.com






Tiffin received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree and Master of Architecture from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT. During her education at the University of Utah, Tiffin received the Citizen’s Scholarship Foundation of America Award, had a project published in the Utah Opera Magazine, and was awarded the AIA/AAF Scholarship. She was also a teaching assistant for Environmental Controls and Architectural History courses.


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 has managed several healthcare projects and has a good relationship with clients ranging from the University of Utah, to the University Medical Center and VA Medical Center, to private healthcare facilities and clinics.


Tiffin is an integral member of our educational design team. She is currently the Project Manager for the Stansbury Elementary School Addition & Remodel project as well as many smaller school security upgrades, site upgrades, and general school improvement projects. In this capacity she works closely with school districts, staff, and community members to insure all of their ideas and goals are met in the new facility. Tiffin has managed many educational projects for Salt Lake City and Granite School Districts including Clayton Middle School, Highland Park Elementary School, Granger Elementary School and Hillsdale Elementary School Addition.


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 CEFPI 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, Max and Penny, 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.