Summer 2016 Newsletter



Jacobs Residence



  • Tracy Stocking & Associates Founded
  • First project:  Jacobs Residence
  • Pink Floyd inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame


  • First University of Utah/Healthcare Project: U of U Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Lab


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  • Jazz lose to the Bulls in the NBA finals


  • Key Projects: U of U Student/Olympic Housing, Regent Assisted Living
  • Awarded project #100
  • Utes reach NCAA basketball finals – lose to Kentucky
  • Jazz lose to the Bulls in the NBA finals – AGAIN


  • First IHC Project:  Dr. Barnett Clinic at McKay Dee Hospital
  • Jessica Peterson (now our office manager) starts as a part-time runner
  • Key Projects: AT&T Wireless Stores, Millbrook Care Center, Hoopes Vision Center

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    U of U Olympic Housing


  • Key Projects:  Sugarhouse Assisted Living, LDS Granger Ward Renovation
  • Awarded project #200


  • Key Projects: Allison Residence, Sorenson Residence


    Hoopes Vision Center


  • Winter Olympics held in Salt Lake City – Athlete housing designed by TSA + KCB
  • Key Projects: Day West SNF, Telegraph Marketplace, UU ARC Surgery Suite
  • Awarded project #300
  • TSA moves to 17 Exchange Place (our current location)



Allison Residence

  • Key Projects: In-N-Out Burger, LDS Forestdale Ward Historic Renovation
  • Space Shuttle Columbia disaster


  • Key Projects: McKay Dee Hospital – Oncology Clinic, CareSource SNF
  • Utes beat Pitt in Fiesta Bowl – undefeated season
  • Awarded project #400


    17 Exchange Place


  • Key Projects: Fowler Residence, UU Hospital Burn Unit OR, UU Hospital Psych Unit


  • Key Projects: Family Tree Assisted Living, The Lodge at Jordan River Assisted Living


    Telegraph Marketplace

  • Awarded project #500





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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.



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 UHC InfillUniversity 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.


IMG_9564Doug preferredWebDouglas 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.


BartonTSA 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.

Spring 2016 Newsletter

TSA Architects is excited to announce our 20-year Anniversary. Starting from humble origins yet infused with ambition, the firm has built a team of highly-focused, award-winning design specialists. Under the leadership of partners Tracy Stocking and Nathan Murray, TSA has gained the trust of highly respected organizations in the intermountain region such as University of Utah, Intermountain Healthcare, Rocky Mountain Care, Avalon Healthcare, State of Utah, Etc.
TSA Architects’ dedicated experts bring innovation, experience and passion to each and every project. Our unique user-centered design approach creates transformative environments that enable and inspire best practice, elevate your brand, improve your culture, and enable your mission.
We acknowledge and thank the many employees, clients, contractors, engineers, consultants, friends and family that have been instrumental in the success of TSA Architects. Please stay tuned for announcements and invitations throughout the coming year as we celebrate and show our appreciation to all.

The University of Utah has been a key client for TSA since 1997 when we were commissioned to design the Bone Marrow Transplant Lab in the School of Medicine. Over the years we have enjoyed the privilege to be involved in 157 projects for the University – on the main campus, Health Science Campus, and in Research Park. Many of our team members have also been part of numerous campus projects while employed at previous firms.  Collectively we have had the opportunity to contribute to well over 300 total University projects.
We wish to express our gratitude to the many good people at the University of Utah for the opportunity to be a valued partner in building a world-class learning, living and healing environment.

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We are thrilled to announce that TSA Architects has been awarded the programming and design of a new skilled nursing facility in Heber City, Utah.  Rocky Mountain’s flagship facility is designed to emulate resort healthcare.  The 67,700 square foot single-story building will be home to 100 residents.  The residents will have access to 2 naturally landscaped enclosed interior courtyards that tie into a “main street” of amenities on the central gathering area at the interior of the building.  The design encourages patients to leave their rooms and enjoy spaces that encourage rehabilitation and activity.  To enhance the patient experience, sustainability is well integrated into the overall design.  A geo-thermal HVAC system,  Photo-Voltaic ready roof, and exterior electric car charging stations are just a few of the sustainable design features that residents, staff, and visitors will enjoy.

Project: 2015 University of Utah Midvalley Medical Center Kim Menge (2)

Lead Planner for Dermatology Program: Kim Menge
Peer review completed by: Practice Flow Solutions
As we have developed our LEAN clinic ideas over the past several  years, we have had the opportunity to have a national peer review confirming our LEAN clinic module ideas.  After completing deep-dive programming of all clinics and meeting with physicians and staff, it was determined that the key project goals included extremely LEAN and efficient operations, and maximizing daylight for staff and physicians.

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.

At the completion of schematic design, a 2 week deep-dive peer review was completed by Practice Flow Solutions, a national operational efficiency consultant from Georgia. Without viewing plans developed to date, they were asked to analyze clinics process and flow, and to suggest the most LEAN plan module. The final recommendation was a 3 room deep exam module with central support and work between exam groups. The recommendation was directly in-line with the LEAN plans Kim had already developed to date .

We are proud to announce the recent addition of Rachel McKenzie as a Project Architect. Rachel has been working in the architectural field for 8 years, leading the design teams for Medical/Dental Office Buildings, Ambulatory Surgical Centers and Fitness Centers. When she is not at the office, Rachel loves to be outdoors breathing fresh air. You can find her riding a bike, hiking mountains and working in her yard.

Our recent Administrative Assistant addition, Anna Miller , is new to the architectural industry. Anna joins the team with a BFA in Visual Communication, an eye for detail and some serious organizational skills.  In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her family, trying new recipes and experimenting with recycled art.

20-year Anniversary

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TSA Announces 20-year Anniversary

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.

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Uintah Basin Medical Center ER Expansion is awarded “Best of 2015” small Healthcare Project by UC&D

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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.

UC&D-Have you read the latest issue?

Click here to download UC&D October 2015 Spreads

Jordan Valley Cancer Center construction progress seen from above


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.

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TSA Architects welcomes Kim Menge, RN to the team

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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.

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