D+J Designworks, LLC, provides urban planning and design services. Founded in 2013, we design sustainable, walkable environments that meet your goals and contribute to a rich, economically vibrant addition to your community. Our work leverages good design to create beneficial built environments that are inclusive of all ages and abilities. Projects are considered through the needs of our clients and their unique locality, culture and building traditions. Our process in working with you includes a series of collaborative design scenarios to test program needs, provide recommendations for your site, analyze zoning requirements and other parameters. We provide you with personalized and attentive service, and are totally committed to integrity, quality, schedules and budgets. D+J Designworks is organized as a Utah LLC and is an approved Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE).
Developers can expect our services to provide graphic and calculated scenarios on their sites, based upon pro-forma preferences. Our experience working through the approvals process means that your development package will include clear, illustrative drawings for presentations, along with detailed spreadsheets that illustrate site yields by uses, open space, street networks, and parking.
Municipalities we work with often seek development design guidelines, zoning recommendations, small area plans, urban design recommendations and other strategies for redevelopment. Because our planning expertise also includes architectural design, we bring three-dimensional creative thinking to bear upon your “problem,” to achieve a range of solutions. During the design process, we meet with you frequently, ensuring that you are an active collaborator, fully informed and advised, throughout the process.
Deborah Jensen, AICP, Assoc. AIA, and Principal, holds Masters degrees in Architecture and City Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She received AICP certification in 2000 and has completed the NCARB IDP program in Architecture. Deborah contributes to her local community through service as Secretary/Treasurer for the AIA Utah Central Section Executive Board, and as a Planning Commissioner for Provo City. She and her family love exploring the natural beauty of Utah and surrounding western states, and hiking the trails and back country.