Michele Wheeler

AIA, NCARB, CDT
DESIGN PRINCIPAL

Michele Wheeler, AIA, NCARB, CDT, has practiced architecture and interior design for nearly 16 years, specializing in high-end custom homes, commercial and hospitality projects.

 

After 12 years of leading design projects for two design firms, Michele

launched her own Utah-based venture: Design Collective West, Inc.

 

The company’s niche lies in its unique marriage of highly creative interior design paired with Michele's technical background in architectural documentation, scheduling, cost estimation and collaboration with on-site construction teams.

 

The firm provides discerning clients with a full range of interior design services, such as space planning, interior finish and fixture selections, interior construction drawings, as well as furniture design and procurement.  DCW’s strengths include its innovative design approach combined with clear vision, progressive thinking, problem solving, streamlined process, strong project management, thorough communication and detailed documentation.  The firm’s aesthetic rests within Michele's passion for thoughtfully curated, inspiring spaces that blend uniqueness with timelessness, and function with simplicity.

 

Licenses and Certifications
  • Licensed Architect – State of Utah License Number 6967064-­‐0301

  • American Institute of Architects – Membership Number 30408957

  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards – Record Number 68804

  • Construction Document Technologist – Certified March 31, 2008

 

Professional Development
  • NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards) Certification

  • CDT (Construction Document Technologist) Certification

 

Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Kent State University | Kent, Ohio, 2002

  • Bachelor of Architecture, Kent State University | Kent, Ohio, 2004

James Wheeler

MBA
FINANCE,OPERATIONS+LOGISTICS

As company co-owner alongside his wife, James manages the all of the firm’s non design-oriented facets, including finance, operations, logistics, business strategy and development, facilities and resource management and trade accounts.  Prior to founding Design Collective West, James garnered extensive business training and entrepreneurial experience while working for several Fortune 500 companies in brand management, sales and finance.  James’ exceptional skills with numbers, problem-solving and relationship-building play key roles in the success of the trade account and furniture procurement components of the business.

 

Education
  • Bachelor of Science, Brigham Young University | Provo, Utah, 2006

  • Master of Business Administration, University of Utah | Salt Lake City, Utah, 2011

Alex Mauerhan

Alex Wolfe, BFA, is an Interior Designer specializing in visual concepts, styling and color palettes, as well as art curation.  Alex prepares plans and specifications for furniture and furnishings.  Alex’s other key responsibilities include visualizing and sketching design plans as per client goals, sourcing products and materials, determining costs and inspecting fabrication to ensure alignment with design specifications.

 

Education
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Utah | Salt Lake City, Utah 2016

  • Study Abroad, Brigham Young University | London, England 2013

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Jodi Gray

Jodi Gray, BSA, is an Architectural Associate specializing in AutoCAD, construction drawings and schematic 3D computer modeling.  Jodi organizes and oversees the preparation of architectural plans, specifications and drawings for all of DCW’s architectural and interior design projects.  During project construction, Jodi assists with administration activities such as reviewing submittals and attending site meetings in order to confirm project execution meets the design criteria set forth in the drawings. 

 

Education
  • Bachelor of Science Architectural Studies, University of Utah | Salt Lake City, Utah   | 2014

  • Associate in Architectural Technology , SLCC | Salt Lake City, UT | 2013

  • Technical Training, Army Corp of Engineers | 2003

ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATE
“Architecture is about trying to make the world a little bit more like our dreams.”
- Bjarke Ingels

CONTACT US

info@designcollectivewest.com

385.233.0591

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