University Orthopaedic Institute

Working with the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Ortho Tennessee and Realty Trust Group, BarberMcMurry designed the new University Orthopaedic Institute in the University of Tennessee Research Park at Cherokee Farm. 

The three-story medical office building houses an ambulatory surgery center, physical therapy suite, exam rooms, surgical suite, and administrative offices and support spaces. The design complements the aesthetic of the other buildings on the pastoral Cherokee Farm campus while also sharing iconic details — like the three-story oval rotunda — with the nearby UT Medical Center. Neutral brick color selection respects the surrounding natural environment, while metal accents and glass add contemporary elements to the design. 

Inside, the interior design is clean and uncomplicated, embellished with warm wood accents and touches of biophilia in the live plants in the waiting rooms and lobbies. The building incorporates state-of-the-art technologies like Indigo Clean, a visible light disinfection device that kills bacteria in the air and on surfaces, which is used in the building’s operating rooms. 

    Completion Date: 2022

    Type: New Construction

    Location: Knoxville, Tennessee

    Building Area: 81,280 SF

    Services: Architecture, Interior Design

    Use: Healthcare

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