The goal was to create a positive, fun environment and orthodontic dental facility that is appealing to younger
individuals while giving their parents a sense of high standards and professionalism.
The University of Utah Midvalley Health Center gives University Health Care an outpatient clinical presence in
a prominent building in a central Salt Lake Valley location. The five-story, 80,000-square-foot facility houses
existing satellite practices of the dermatology and ophthalmology departments and provide space for
The Center houses clinical services for both University Dermatology and the Moran Eye Center. The interior
spaces convey distinct departmental identities while creating a seamless patient experience under the UUHC
brand. This is seen in the distinct clinical layouts on levels 1-2 and 3-5, which maximize both patient
experience and staff operational efficiency for each department. Utilizing a common finishes and materials
palette, furniture, and design elements throughout both public and clinical areas create continuity as users
move throughout the building.
The check-in and waiting areas are organized around an open atrium that unifies the facility and provides
dramatic mountain views. The clinical floors are sized and planned to optimize the patient experience and
maximize staffing efficiencies and ratios. A backstage hallway connects all of the clinical pods to provide
flexibility and facilitate staff movement.
The Intermountain Healthcare Simulation Center is the largest, most advanced hospital-based training center
in Utah. This 11,000+ SF state of the art facility was incorporated into the LDS Hospital’s 3rd floor and is
comprised of three primary spaces: mock patient procedure rooms, comfortable and collaborative debrief
spaces, and a fully functional technical control room. The main purpose of the facility is to provide multiple
health care training spaces in which doctors, nurses, and health care technicians can train for high risk
scenarios in low risk environments. These training spaces, surrounding the central control room, include fully
functional patient rooms, an ICU, a labor/delivery room, and an operating room. The Center also includes a
home health care lab that recreates a residential apartment for home health training. From the control
center a simulation administrator can observe, record, and control factors in mock scenarios in each of the
labs. At the completion of each training scenario, the group assembles in a debrief room to review their
performance, evaluate their processes, and discuss how to improve future outcomes.
The objective of this project was to relocate the Budge Clinic, which has been in operation since 1905, to the
Logan Hospital campus. By providing a new facility that connects to the hospital, Intermountain Healthcare
will be able to introduce the new Budge Clinic into the next hundred years. Our success in integrating the new
facility into the existing campus was significantly influenced by our ability to place clinical specialties within
the clinic in close proximity to complementary services in the hospital. We also employed and designed for a
new delivery system for the Intermountain Medical Group referred to as the ‘on stage/off stage’ method. The
purpose of this is to make Budge Clinic the launching pad and future standard for this health delivery system
within Intermountain Healthcare.
As part of an effort to overcome the negative connotations of traditional senior centers, the Midvale Senior
Center utilizes spa and hospitality design approaches and incorporates more personal fitness and group
exercise spaces than any other center in Salt Lake County’s 19-facility system. To enhance intergenerational
engagement, the Center also includes an innovative café format that provides lunch to seniors as well as
coffee, beverages, pastries and sandwiches to the general public during the day. Designed for adults who are
60 years and older, the Senior Center impacts the lives of “the young and the old, the frail and the active, the
retired and the working”. In response to the diverse needs and preferences of this user group, the Center is a
highly flexible and multi-functional facility designed to meet the evolving market demands of aging adults.