Tiffani Norman’s interest in architecture began when she was a young girl. She recalls sitting at a model home her parents were looking at when she was seven or eight years old and thinking “now this is a nice space.” She came face-to-face with drafting tools during Career Day in sixth grade, and upon interviewing her fellow student learning that architects used them to design and draw buildings. She was fascinated and knew at that moment she wanted to be an architect.
Now a Senior Architect III with almost 30 years’ experience including fifteen with CSHQA, she manages projects from researching a potential site to construction administration and everything in between. This includes problem solving unforeseen challenges and presenting a solution(s) that become a natural part of the architecture. She specializes in determining the project specific requirements for obtaining jurisdictional approvals (entitlements to permitting). The more Tiffani interacts with client’s and team; the more her inner cheerleader comes out. She strives to make each client happy… “A happy client is a happy day! This is only possible with the support of a wonderful team, and I have an amazing team here at CSHQA!! We support and encourage one another to grow and excel along the way.”
Tiffani has worked on numerous projects including the Whole Foods Rocky Mountain regional office, accompanying the Whole Foods management team in evaluating potential spaces that would best fit their needs as well as capture their culture. The project was a tremendous success in providing open spaces for community engagement and team member collaboration. Her most challenging and rewarding project to date was the Noodles & Company in Fort Collins, Colorado. This location was an existing building with a mustard yellow mansard roof. During the survey they discovered that there was a gem of history hidden beneath. They stripped the building back to its original character, created rooftop dining that overlooked College Avenue, retained the original tin ceiling, and exposed the brick walls in the main dining areas.
She is blessed to live in the Phoenix Valley where she spends ample time with her sister, brother-in-law and two amazing nephews! She LOVES people and reading/studying the Bible, jumping at the opportunity to teach/mentor others. She also enjoys traveling near and far to see natural to build environments and to experience the cultures that occupy them. Some favorite places are Jerusalem, Rome, London, Prague, Vienna, and New York City. You can also find her on the water, whether lounging in an inner tube floating on a lazy river, feeling the spray of the waves crashing against the side of a sailboat, or most recently a surfboard!
Licensing and Certification
Licensed Architect: ID
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)