Cushing Terrell Promotes Tom Calla to Healthcare Design Director

Calla joins healthcare leadership team to help drive strategy and direction for the group.  

Tom Calla, Healthcare Design Director, Cushing Terrell

Multidisciplinary design firm, Cushing Terrell, has promoted Tom Calla to the role of Healthcare Design Director for the firm’s healthcare group. Calla joins Tim Miller and Karl DeCock on the leadership team and will partner with DeCock to set the overall strategy and direction of the group with the goals of ensuring successful business pursuits; integrated, expert project teams; and superior client service.  

“I’m honored to step into this new role and look forward to the challenge,” said Calla. “With such a talented design team at the ready, I have an incredible opportunity to focus on planning and strategy, looking at how we can grow our team, explore new prospects, and keep investing in learning and knowledge for the benefit of our clients and our communities.”  

Calla has 30 years of experience leading healthcare projects from conceptual design to final construction. Most recently, he served as director of the firm’s architecture service sector and continues to serve as quality control manager for many of Cushing Terrell’s large, complex healthcare projects. Tom has been part of the firm’s healthcare group for more than 20 years, serving as the lead architect on projects for BVA Healthcare, Humboldt General Hospital, and Saint Alphonsus, among many others. His experience ranges from hospital replacement projects and facility master planning to clinic remodels and everything in between. His role as project manager — building cohesive teams and responding to the needs of healthcare clients — in addition to his tenure as architectural service sector director, provide him with a solid foundation to support his new leadership role.  

“Tom’s expertise and knowledge specifically within the healthcare design world and his ability to manage people and projects make him an ideal person to help lead our healthcare design team,” said Miller. “In his role as design director, Tom’s passion for his team, his clients, and for driving successful, state-of-art projects that meet critical needs will meld with his talent for big-picture, strategic thinking and his desire to continually improve our practice and the expertise we bring to our clients.”  

Learn more about Cushing Terrell’s healthcare design work. 

About Cushing Terrell

Cushing Terrell was founded in 1938 on the belief that integrating architecture, engineering, and design opens the doors for deepened relationships and enhanced creativity. This foundation continues to define the firm and its multidisciplinary team today. Driven by empathy, the team works to design systems and spaces that help people live their best lives and enjoy healthy, sustainable built environments. With more than 440 team members spanning 30-plus disciplines and expertise across the commercial, education, government, healthcare, infrastructure, residential, and retail markets, the firm has offices in Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, Texas, and Washington. For more information about Cushing Terrell, visit