2020 Newsletter: Edition 1
TSA Team News
What an interesting time to be alive. While this unprecedented time is full of unknowns, we want each of you to be certain of one thing: TSA is positioned to further your mission and keep your projects moving, if that is your desire. We are taking all precautions to keep our clients, our colleagues, our families and our employees healthy.
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3rd Annual Putt Putt Tournament Update
Though we’ve been incredibly excited about hosting the 3rd Annual Putt Putt Tournament, with the current situation regarding COVID-19 we’ve made the decision to postpone this year’s event (to be rescheduled at a later date) for obvious reasons and out of a sincere desire to do our part in promoting safety and health for our team and all of our valued associates, clients, consultants and friends.
2020 EFA Showcase Featuring The Lodge
We can’t wait to see the March/April issue of Environments for Aging Magazine. This year, RMC’s The Lodge was selected as one of the top senior care environments in the nation in the EFA Showcase and will be featured in a two-page spread. We know the jury had their work cut out for them and are pleased to be recognized in a lineup of so many beautiful projects.
Tracy Presents at Winter USHE Conference
Tracy presented at the USHE conference – Low-Trauma Construction at a Level 1 Trauma Center. He shared how intense teamwork and collaboration at the University of Utah Hospital ensured patient safety and satisfaction on a “surgically implanted” construction project surrounded by the most sensitive patient care units.
McKay Dee Cancer Center Linear Accelerator (Ogden, Utah)
The Linear Accelerator phase of the new Cancer Center at Intermountain Healthcare’s McKay-Dee Hospital is open for treatment! Thanks to the team at Big-D Construction and the great folks at McKay-Dee and Intermountain HEalthcare! Pictured is Doug Banks TSA Project Architect, Barton Done TSA Proect Coordinator, Mike Engstrom Big-D Project Manager and Kelly Mannix Big-D Superintendent. We love being part of projects that make a difference in people’s lives! In a setting that caare for people in a tumultuous time of life, we recognize the enormous impact their environment plays in their experience and sense of peace. It has been an honor to be able to create a space that helps patients navigate their treatment optimally.
University of Utah Hospital Infill (Salt Lake City, Utah)
The UU radiology Infill project is totally operational, and the doctors and physicians are loving their new space. Now that they have patients and are learning how to use the space, we have new insights on the functionality of the project. Most notably, we are fulfilling some post-occupancy requests regarding door operation. These new changes will make moving patients in and out of procedures more efficient and improve security and safety. This project team has stood out as being innovative and efficient at solving difficult and unique problems.
University of Utah Hospital Backfill (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Now that the University of Utah Hospital Radiology Infill project is complete, the Radiologists are loving their new reading room suite. The next phase is to renovate (or backfill – as they like to say) the vacated reading rooms. The “backfill” project program includes adding two new imaging modalities – a CT and an MRI along with the necessary supporting functions such as Control Rooms, Equipment Rooms, Patient Bays, etc. Once again TSA was selected to perform architectural surgery in a functioning hospital setting. The surgical implants will include a structural system to support the highly sensitive imaging equipment, mechanical system upgrades and electrical systems enhancements. TSA will also perform cosmetic surgery so that when the space is stitched back together it will look better than new – and 40 years younger. This critical project will help the hospital accomplish mission-critical goals of expanding and consolidating Imaging Services and enhancing patient safety and satisfaction.
Davis Hospital Women and Newborn Center Remodel (Layton, Utah)
Steward Healthcare based in Dallas, Texas has engaged TSA Architects to envision and remodel the Women & Newborn Center at their Davis Hospital campus in Layton, Utah. Included in the multi-phase project are upgrade Postpartum rooms, NICU, corridors and support space. Our design approach is to create a strong W&N Center presence, strengthen intuitive wayfinding, improve function and zoning throughout the unit and within patient rooms, and to introduce a timeless, robust interior finish palette that celebrates birth, family and parenthood. Construction is slated to begin the summer of 2020 and be complete in early 2021.
Our Team Shares
Our team has grown again! We are pleased to welcome Jocelyn Ingram to our team. Jocelyn’s role as Quality Assurance Coordinator and Estimator brings an eye for detail to our drawing sets. In addition, her background in construction estimation specializing in healthcare projects will lend itself to more accurate construction and project cost estimations. She bring with her a unique perspective and firsthand experience in multiple roles of the construction industry that helps our team serve our clients even better. To learn ore about why an architecture can provide even better service with an estimator, check out this blog post!