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Davis Tech Allied Health - Utah Public Art
300 S Rio Grande St
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: International
State: Utah
Entry Deadline: 11/9/18
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Request for qualifications from artists and/or artist teams interested in creating site specific artwork for the Allied Health Building at Davis Technical College in Kaysville, Utah.


Davis Technical College enjoys a long, rich history of serving the residents and employers of Davis and Morgan counties. The college, originally called Davis Area Vocational Center, was created as part of the Utah State Office of Education by an act of the 1978 State Legislature. In 2017, the State Legislature changed the name and governance of the college to the Davis Technical College

Davis Technical College serves as a resource for employers in providing market-driven, technical education to both secondary and post-secondary students. Many programs provide students with work-based learning opportunities and preparation for third-party validation of knowledge and skills through industry certification and licensure.

Davis Technical College offers certificate programs in the Schools of Business and Information Technology, Construction, Health Professions, Manufacturing, Service Professions, and Transportation. Employer advisory teams are used extensively to review program standards as they relate to industry demand and employment verification.
The college embraces a commitment to integrity, credibility, and accountability in both institutional and programmatic accreditations.

DavisTech is dedicated to its philosophy of "We Change Lives."

The Health Professions Programs at Davis Tech include:  

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician - preparing students for employment as emergency medical technicians and/or firefighters.

Dental Assisting - provides students with the skills necessary for employment in a variety of dental settings.

Firefighter –program is accredited by the Utah Fire and Rescue Academy (UFRA) and courses are designed to meet the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) professional qualifications requirements for certification.

Health Information Technology - provides students with the technical skills and knowledge for an entry-level position in a health care setting, and its storage of electronic health records. 

Home Health Aide - prepares students to seek employment in residential care facilities, hospice settings, and clients’ homes as an important member of the health care team directly involved with patient care of physically or mentally challenged individuals who need help with personal care, activities of daily living, and simple household chores. 

Medical Assistant - prepares competent, entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

Nurse Assistant - prepares students to seek employment in a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals, long-term care facilities, home care, physical therapy, hospice, and doctors’ offices as an important part of the health care team directly involved with patient care of the sick and elderly. 

Pharmacy Technician - prepares individuals to support pharmacists by performing a wide range of practice-related duties for retail, hospital, compounding, long-term care, mail-order, and other pharmaceutical settings.

Phlebotomy - students learn valuable skills in the field of phlebotomy and the necessary aspects of the healthcare system, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and pathological conditions in relation to the clinical laboratory.

Practical Nurse - The Registered Nurse Program from Weber State University is taught and delivered on the Davis Tech Campus.  This has been an ongoing partnership for many years with students progressing through the Practical Nurse Program at Davis Tech seamlessly into the WSU Registered Nurse Program. The program prepares the graduate in a multitude of healthcare settings.  

Radiology Practical Technician - students learn valuable skills in the field of radiology such as medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, patient positioning, and standard radiographic image techniques.

Surgical Technology - training to become allied health professionals who work in the surgical suite delivering patient care and ensure the operating room environment is safe, the equipment functions properly, and the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety.

The Soul of the Allied Health Building 
“Nature” with its healing powers of nourishing mind, body and soul is the concept driver for the Allied Health Building. The building is designed to be spiritually alive, where the spaces replenish and warm the souls of those who experience it—offering a palette that invites an emotional response to its natural harmony. Nature informs the creation of a learning and teaching environment that inspires users and visitors from the surrounding community. While the “core” of the building (infrastructure, mechanical, electrical, technology + equipment) is pragmatic and forward-thinking, the “soul” of the building evokes comfort and well-being. 

The Architecture of the Allied Health Building 
The architectural concept is to provide holistic visual connections to nature—through colors, textures, form, and views. The building design is a purposeful environment for healing body, mind and soul. These intentional connections to nature through massing of the building, natural light, views in and out, transparencies, wayfinding, programs on display and indoor/outdoor collaboration spaces form the primary experiential qualities of the architecture. 

The Landscaping of the Allied Health Building 
The landscaping concept continues the connection to nature throughout the seasons of the year—by celebrating the transitional changes of spring, summer, fall, and winter. Orderly planted shade trees echo the local fruit orchards in summer, the bright red twig of dogwood in snow-covered winter, yellow and purple crocus popping out of snow representing spring’s new life and growth, and the never-ending colors of the autumn are all reminiscent of the connection of body, mind and soul to mother-nature.

This building will serve as a dynamic and engaging learning environment that will help students develop competence and confidence to provide life-saving care for the health and physical well-being of the community they serve. Just as students’ lives are transformed, they in turn will transform the lives of people they meet every day. 

The Allied Health Building will include state-of-the-industry technology to ensure that the next generation of health care professionals has the skills necessary to provide the highest level of care in the region. Open, inviting spaces will facilitate collaboration and innovation. By connecting students, teachers, caregivers, and the community, the building will catalyze new levels of growth and wellness.

The Allied Health Building is the culmination of years of dreaming, hoping, and planning. Although Davis Technical College has a reputation for caring and quality, previous students and instructors were crowded into outdated, overcrowded facilities that limited the growth of Allied Health Programs. For over ten years, Davis Technical College administration, staff, donors, and students sacrificed their time, talents, and resources to turn their vision into reality. Finally, in 2018, Davis Tech was granted funding for construction of the Allied Health Building by the Utah Legislature.

Kaysville, located in Davis County, Utah, is part of the Ogden–Clearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area with a population of 597,000 at the 2010 census.

The Goshute are the indigenous peoples of this area of Utah. The Goshute are part of the larger Shoshonean-speaking Native American groups that live in the Intermountain West. Pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847 and began settling in the Kaysville area in 1849.  The settlement became known as Kay's Ward and stretched from Haight's Creek on the south to the Weber River on the north, and from the mountains on the east to the lake on the west. Kaysville is the ancestral home of well-known Utah artist LeConte Stewart (1891 – 1990).

Davis County is bordered on the west by the world-famous Great Salt Lake and on the east by the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. These landmark features offer many outdoor activities to visitors and families. The Great Salt Lake is home to millions of migratory birds, Antelope Island State Park and beach/water activities. The majestic mountains offer miles of trails with spectacular views of the sunsets melting into the Great Salt Lake.

The College and Architect teams have attempted to develop this project and design through a process of associating the work of staff and students, along with the building, into the ideals of connection to the body, health, light, visuals, nature and experiences that are holistic, transformational and nurturing. 

The Davis Technical College Allied Health Building provides tangible connections with nature as it complements the beautiful views of the Wasatch Mountains and Great Salt Lake in Davis County.  This experience is enhanced with the inclusion of a “healing garden” for visitors, staff and students. 

Excitement for this building is palpable. Davis Tech saw a need, believed in an idea, and worked to make that dream come true. Everyone at Davis Tech is now a part of something bigger than themselves – a building that stands for generations and inspires the achievement of dreams.

In development of work for this project, artists may consider this holistic / nurturing / healing environment, enhancing but not obscuring the view shed, and /or the college’s mission of providing technical education and training for this broad range of health professions.

The committee and architects will invite the finalist artists to select the site(s) that inspire them in the context of this project, the architecture and further conversations with the committee.  The Committee is open to interior and/or exterior sites.

$221,000 is available for all related expenses of this Public Art commission(s) including (but not limited to) artist fees, fabrication, insurance, shipping, travel, installation, documentation, etc.

This project is open to professional artists / artist teams.  Art selection committee members and immediate families, board members and employees of Method Studio or Utah Division of Arts and Museums are not eligible for this project.

Interested artists may submit applications EITHER via CaFE or by thumb drive as described below. The deadline is the same for both methods and is not a postmark deadline. 

On-line method:
• Register at and follow the directions for registration and submitting material for this Public Art Request for Qualifications.    

This online application process will prompt you for all necessary documents and information. If your work cannot be documented well with still image you may submit movie files via a thumb drive as described below.  Movie files cannot be submitted via the online method.

Thumb drive method:
A PC compatible labeled thumb drive containing the following:

• A letter of interest of not more than two typewritten pages in pdf format. This letter should include 1) the artist’s reasons for interest in this project in particular and 2) a description of how his/her work and/or experience relates to the project.  

• A maximum of six (6) images of previous site-specific public work. All images must be in JPEG format, 1920 pixels maximum on the longest side, 72 dpi, with compression settings resulting in the best image quality for under 2MB file size. The image files should be named so that the list sorts in the order of the image listing.

• A pdf document identifying each image to include title, year, medium, dimensions and artist name.

• A professional resume in pdf format.

If the work cannot be documented well with still images, a movie file (of no more than 3 minutes) may be submitted as documentation of an artist’s projects. Please note only one media, movie file or images, can be presented to the committee per artist in this preliminary phase. Please do not include supplemental materials beyond the requirements listed.
If the artist wishes the material returned, an addressed and stamped envelope of ample size and postage for return of the thumb drive should be included. Material that is not accompanied by a stamped envelope cannot be returned.

Utah Arts & Museums will not be responsible for applications delayed or lost in transit. While all reasonable care will be taken in the handling of materials, neither the Utah Division of Arts & Museums nor the Davis Tech Art Selection Committee will be liable for late, lost or damaged materials, or electronic files. Faxed or e-mailed applications cannot be accepted. 

The Davis Tech Art Selection Committee reserves the right to withhold the award of a commission or re-release the call for entries.  

On-line submissions close at 12 midnight MST - Hard-copy at 5 p.m. MST.

Applications not submitted online may be sent by mail, hand delivered or express delivered to:

Lisa Greenhalgh - Attention: Davis Tech
Utah Public Art Program 
300 S. Rio Grande
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

The Selection Committee will review proposals from which a short list of finalists will be selected. Finalists will receive an honorarium to help offset the expense of presenting a full proposal to the committee on January 30, 2019 to include budget and time-line. The finalist honorarium will be applied toward the commission amount for the artist(s) awarded the commission. Final selection(s) will be made from the semi-finalists. 

November 9, 2018 Deadline for receipt of qualifications
November 27, 2018  Committee reviews applications
January 30, 2019 Finalist presentations and interviews
June 2020 Project substantial completion and installation

The committee reserves the right to withhold, delay or re-issue the Request for Qualifications for this project. 

Matt Boyer - DFCM Project Manager
Bryce Fox - Davis Tech, Director of Facility Services
Melanie Hall - Davis Tech, Director of Marketing
Chad Hancey - Artist, Davis County Arts Council and Community Representative
Leslie Mock - Davis Tech, Director of Allied Health Programs 
Sherri Rauch - Davis Tech, Creative Services Coordinator
Mehrdad Samie - Architect, Method Studio Inc.
Cathy Turnbow - Davis Tech, Dental Assisting Instructor
Matt Wallace - Vice President, Method Studio Inc.
Kim Ziebarth - Davis Tech, President

If you have any questions about this or other projects information is available at:

Or contact: Lisa Greenhalgh at 801 245 7270 or or Jim Glenn at 801-245-7271 or e-mail at:  

Images courtesy Method Studio, Inc. Architects 
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