TSA ARCHITECTS HISTORIC SNAPSHOT: The First Decade 1996-2006
PROJECT UPDATE: ROCKY MOUNTAIN CARE – HEBER CITY
The Rocky Mountain Care skilled nursing facility has been designed to create a welcoming rehabilitative environment nestled in the Heber Valley. The resort-like community is designed to enhance the standard of skilled nursing care for residents and caregivers. Guests are greeted at the main lobby with 180 degree views, natural daylight and local stone and wood finishes. Corridors and finishes have been designed to provide an atmosphere of hospitality and comfort. Open lobbies and common areas invite the outside in with a fully exposed “skylit” main-street area. The design encourages patients to leave their rooms and socialize together, and provides families with comfortable waiting and visiting spaces. To accommodate a full range of rehabilitation the 80 room facility includes 16 dedicated ventilation and tracheotomy rooms, 4 bariatric rooms (located at each building corner), and 4 isolation rooms (2 per wing). The facility is scheduled to open in early 2018.
NEW PROJECT COMMISSIONS
University of Utah Healthcare Orthopaedic Trauma Surgical Services (OTSS)
We are excited to have recently won the Orthopedic Trauma and Surgical Specialty Unit Renovation at the University of Utah Hospital. This project involves the complete renovation of the OTSS floor to create an Orthopedic Center of Excellence including a new physical therapy gym, integrated pre and post surgery education spaces and family activity space. It will also include the renovation of all patient rooms and bathrooms to promote greater safety, mobility and connectivity for patients. We are excited about this opportunity to integrate innovative design ideas that will encourage and motivate patients and provide an inspiring healing environment.
The University of Utah ‘Infill Project’ is back & it’s bigger than ever!
TSA was originally awarded the ‘Infill” project back in 2013 but it went on hold while the University completed planning of the new MED Expansion. Because of the urgent need to “decant” the U of U School of Medicine building this project is a critical step in the complex process of reimagining the University of Utah Healthcare campus. The 4-story addition, located next to the central elevator lobby, provides valuable expansion space for several hospital departments:
– Radiology Reading and Consultation Space
– NICU Family Space – Sponsored by the Ronald McDonald Foundation
– Radiology Waiting, Prep and Recovery Rooms
– Diagnostic Imaging Suite with 3 IR Procedure Rooms
– Diagnostic Imaging Suite with MRI and CT Procedure Rooms
– Various Staff and Support Space
TSA Director of Medical Planning, Kim Menge, worked closely with the department directors, design & construction staff to meet their needs and integrate the program into the uniquely shaped footprint. TSA is proud to be a valued design partner of University Healthcare as they embrace their vision to be a patient-focused Health Sciences Center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect.
DOUG BANKS’ NEW APPOINTMENT
Douglas Banks, Senior Project Manager at TSA Architects, has been appointed by Utah Governor Gary Herbert to the 15 member Health Facility Committee. This appointment is for a 4 year term and fills the Health Facilities Architect seat. Doug joins other recognized healthcare industry professionals in establishing rules for the licensing and construction of health care facilities, and advising the Department of Health concerning enforcement of the rules established under Utah Annotated Code (UCA). Doug follows in the footsteps of TSA’s president, Tracy Stocking, who served eight years on the Health Facility Committee.
With this appointment, TSA Architects continues to deepen it’s healthcare expertise and commitment to improving healing environments throughout Utah.
INTRODUCING OUR NEW STAFF
TSA is excited to welcome our new Architect-in-Training, Barton Done. Barton is a recent graduate from the University of Utah and is now a dedicated part of the team. He has a great eye for detail and loves to see how things come together. Outside of the office Barton loves to ski up in the mountains, ride his bike on the streets, and solve bouldering problems on the rocks.
Kim developed a 6 exam module layout with 35 foot work halls, central supply, meds, and adjacent physician and staff work areas with exceptional daylight and views.
TSA Architects is excited to announce our 20-year Anniversary. Under the leadership of partners Tracy Stocking and Nathan Murray, the firm has built a team of award-winning design specialists. TSA Architects have gained the trust of highly respected organizations such as University of Utah, Intermountain Healthcare, Rocky Mountain Care, State of Utah and Avalon Healthcare by focusing on Healthcare and allied markets such as Senior Living, Higher Education, Science and Technology.
TSA Architects’ dedicated experts bring innovation, experience and passion to each and every project. Architects’ unique, user-centered approach creates transformative environments that enable and inspire best practice, brand elevation and improved culture. Our goal is to enable our client’s mission through inspired design.
We acknowledge and thank all the employees, clients, contractors, engineers, consultants, friends and family that have been instrumental in the success of TSA Architects.
From the Left: Greg Todd, Brent Hales, Tracy Stocking, Nathan Murray and Michael Capito
TSA and Uintah Basin Medical Center (UBMC) are honored to receive this award from Utah Construction and Design Magazine (UC&D) for this recently completed project. UC&D selected this project as the best healthcare project under $10M. The award was presented December 8 at the annual Banquet held at the Little America Hotel.
Special thanks goes to Brent Hales and Greg Todd of UBMC for their guiding vision and leadership. Nathan Murray, TSA Design Principal, developed the transformative design solution which was carried to the finish line by our project coordinator, Michael Capito. The contractor was Big D Construction.
Although we are grateful for this award, our true satisfaction comes from providing an inspiring healing environment for the people of Roosevelt and the surrounding communities.
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Layton Construction, our team on the Jordan Valley Cancer Center snapped us a few views of the site before the coming storm. What you are seeing is the vault for the Linear Accelerator which is the radiation treatment room for cancer patients. If you look closely, you will see this big box is packed with re-bar to make way for concrete walls ranging from 3 feet to 7 feet thick – where the radiation is the strongest. Footings now in place, this needed healthcare facility is on track to continue construction through winter with goal of completion early summer of 2016.
As part of our strategic plan, TSA has made a commitment to design buildings that matter – that promote health, healing and happiness; to be true specialists in Healthcare Design, Planning, and Delivery; with strong leadership.
We are excited to announce Kim Menge, RN has joined TSA Architects’ leadership team as Director of Healthcare Planning. Over her 20 year career, she has assisted many healthcare facilities in campus Visioning, Master Planning, Volume Analysis, Future Growth Projections and Ideal Departmental Adjacencies. Her insight comes from working 9 years full time as a Registered Nurse in an acute care setting. Kim earned her Masters of Architecture from the University of Utah and has spent the past 14 years providing architectural healthcare planning services throughout the United States, including 5 years at NBBJ’s Seattle studio. She brings with her a collaborative philosophy and focuses on sophisticated healthcare clients to improve their mission-driven operations.
“My goal as a healthcare planner is to guide each client in developing thoughtful campus wayfinding, arrange departments in a way that allows space and resources to be ideally shared for improved functionality, and to provide environments that promote patient healing.”
Kim’s clients include: University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, Intermountain Healthcare, HCA/MountainStar, South Davis Community Hospital and many other healthcare systems in the western United States.
Connect with Kim now at firstname.lastname@example.org