As part of our commitment to sustainable healthcare design, we advocate for “future-proofing” medical facilities by considering their use over the next five to thirty years. This philosophy guided the surgical addition at Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital.

The project is an integral component of a master plan designed to provide for several additional operating rooms in the future. Spanning about 13,500 square feet, the new space houses two state-of-the-art orthopaedic operating rooms and a sterile processing department scaled to serve the entire suite of operating rooms envisioned in the master plan.

Typically relegated to basements or windowless areas, sterile processing departments are crucial for sterilizing surgical instruments used in operations. In contrast, at the Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital, the newly designed processing department is strategically positioned adjacent to the surgical department on the ground level to ensure optimal operational efficiency and provide for abundant natural light through expansive ribbon windows. This design not only enhances the functionality with state-of-the-art equipment and an organized layout but also significantly improves staff well-being.

  • ClientEmory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital
  • LocationTucker, Georgia
  • Project Size13,500 square feet