Firm

Matt Swindel, Christopher J. Talvy, Hunter Gundersen

Matt Swindel, Christopher J. Talvy, Hunter Gundersen

imbue

verb [im-byoo'] - to inspire or influence thoroughly; to permeate with meaning or quality; to charge or fire

our firm

We are a modern design firm, minimalists when we can be.  

Fresh out of architecture grad school, anxious to work, we were immediately disillusioned by the amount of soulless architecture being produced in Salt Lake City.  Rather than following the traditional architecture career path at a large firm, working on someone else's grocery store bathroom layouts, we decided to do our own thing.

We founded imbue design on four principals:  1- refuse to do work we aren't fully in love with, even at the risk of turning down money, 2- every project is a portfolio piece we'll want to show off, 3- architecture must have real meaning without being stuffy or esoteric, 4- never compromise rule #1.

Since 2008 we've been sitting at the same 10 foot desk rubbing elbows and doing what we love- imbuing architecture with meaning.

our work

Modern isn't a style, it's a lifestyle.  A mode of thinking.  A way of being.

Our mission is to enrich the lives of discerning individuals through the beauty of simplicity and the freedom of thoughtful space.  Our goal is to promote the virtue of conscious living and the richness of authenticity. It is quality over quantity, function over decoration, architecture over building, home over house.  Our work lies in helping people to live deliberately.

Though our work is mostly comprised of custom homes and commercial spaces, we collaborate with great clients on whatever they bring us as long as it aligns with our founding principles and philosophy.