2018 Newsletter: Edition 1
April 9, 2018
First Annual Putt Putt Tournament
We began a new tradition, and hosted our first annual Putt Putt Tournament! This year, we chose to raise funds for Sophie’s Place – a wonderful organization that provides music therapy services and spaces in children’s hospitals across the country and also one of our newer clients. Thanks to our AMAZING hole sponsors and great support from the A/E/C community, we were able to raise a donation of $3,781! We’ve got plans for a repeat performance next year, and have already discussed several ideas to make it bigger and better.
Here’s some pictures showcasing the creativity and skills of our hole sponsors:
University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning: Healthcare Studio
TSA will be leading a final-year graduate studio for the University of Utah’s College of Architecture + Planning. Taking place in the first semester of the 2018-2019 school year, the studio will meet 2-3 times a week to focus on design for health and senior care. This studio will be led by Nathan Murray, Rachel McKenzie, and several other members of our team. Throughout the semester, students will work individually and in groups on a true-life scenario involving master-planning and design. We’re looking forward to working with the up-and-coming generation of architects!
RMC Mountain View Care Center (Heber, Utah)
The new RMC Mountain View Care Facility has come a long way in the last couple of months. Exterior and Interior finishes are adding character and personality to the architecture. Siding, stucco, and masonry are all underway on the exterior, adding color and depth to the Heber Landscape. On the interior gypsum board, t&g ceiling, and masonry details are making this building feel more and more like home! We are excited about the progress!
University of Utah Women’s Volleyball Suite
Things are hastily moving along on the RMC Skilled Nursing project in Heber City, Utah. The weather has kindly held out for us to get things closed in before the roughest parts of winter! The roof is in and the windows are currently being installed. The grand entrance bridge has also made some headway with the suspended concrete slab being poured last week. The structural steel of the canopy is now up and provides a welcoming, inviting statement to come explore the space within. On the interior, the patient rooms and coved ceilings are being prepped for our first 4-way inspection. Each week we are excited to see the progress at Rocky Mountain Care Heber as the building is really starting to take shape!
Staff Additions and Promotions
Melissa Williams – Healthcare Planner and Project Architect
Perpetually inquisitive by nature, Melissa finds incredible satisfaction in the problem-solving and collaboration intrinsic to the architectural process. In her youth, she found that the endless learning opportunities and evolving technology of architecture provided her the intellectual challenge she craves. Specializing in healthcare, she brings her passion for exploring ideas and opportunities to each project, engaging with users to create the best outcome together. Melissa’s drive to delve deep into the “whys” of each project enable her to truly hear and engage with each client on a level that allows her to learn as much from them as she can while
formulating solutions as a team. When out of the office, she can be found spearheading industry events, and exploring the Utah wilderness sandwiched between her
camera lens and her backpack.
Melissa can be reached at 801.463.7108 and
Anna Miller – Graphic Designer
With a creative eye and graphic design skills that have taken our branding and firm to a whole new level, Anna will officially be spearheading all of TSA’s graphic design efforts. Though the title is new, she has been the chief producer of our branding and marketing materials for quite some time!
Rebecca Weidler – Associate
Rebecca has accepted the opportunity to join the leadership of our firm as Associate. As our healthcare planner, she brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for patient-centered, dignified design that enhances their experience in any healthcare setting.
Our Experts Share
Our Experts Share – Out with the Old, In with the New!
Stephanie shares how interior design has evolved in the healthcare arena, and what we’re taking our cues from.
Published in MCD Magazine- “Serving up Good Design”
Rebecca writes about the current and future trends of food service and dining design in healthcare facilities – from the spaces the food is prepared in to the actual food itself, big changes are under way!