• area / size 20,900 sqft
  • Completed 2018
  • Type Clinic,
  • archimania designed a space for OrthoSouth to create a unified look for multiple merging practices in Bartlett, Tennessee.

    Three Memphis orthopedic practices joined forces to pool their individual strengths and offer a more comprehensive and integrated experience for patients. The practices had a vision for a new shared office with the ability to offer clinic, x-ray, physical therapy, and MRI services under one roof. The site is located adjacent to a hospital, within an industrially zoned suburban subdivision. It met the clients’ needs for accessibility and adjacencies but was surrounded by large warehouses and extensive paving. Within this context, the building is sited to have a bold presence on the street. The municipality’s heavy parking requirements are designed to be softened by rolling topography to mature into lush, unstructured landscaping. A palette of subtly reflective oversized brick and a fiber-cement rainscreen with steel shading devices sets the building apart from its neighbors while revealing a character of permanence and privacy.

    Within the context of this new cooperative space, we were tasked with bringing together an array of services and differing operational practices into a cohesive experience for both employees and patients. Straightforward planning enhanced by deliberate material and spatial systems guide users without being heavy-handed. Simple and abuse-resilient detailing shapes spaces that are modest, long-lived, and intuitive.

    ContractorGrinder Taber Grinder
    Photography: courtesy of archimania