Saltus Architecture + Urban Design is a team of architects, planners, and designers in pursuit of creating a better world by crafting spaces that are responsive to the natural environment and to the people that will inhabit them.  

Saltus was founded in 2015 by partners Aaron Inouye and Jeff Knighton and has grown rapidly since.  Aaron Inouye has owned and operated Inouye Design, a high-end residential design firm, for over 20 years.  Jeff Knighton had recently moved back to Utah Valley after spending many years studying and practicing architecture in the Pacific Northwest.  

In 2016 Gary Kirschbaum and Rhett Stone joined Saltus, bringing with them decades of K-12 educational experience. Over the last two years many other experienced designers and project managers have joined the team at Saltus.  This combination of talent and experience provides a fresh architectural service for the Utah Valley community, and wherever else our clients invite us to work.   

Saltus Architecture + Urban Design was founded on the principles of client-driven service, collaboration, and the belief that thoughtful design can make our communities and cities better places to live.  We enjoy working with and getting to know people in the community and working with them to improve their community.