The Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital is Central Indiana's only specialty hospital with a direct focus on orthopedic care. The two-story building adds inpatient surgical services to the successful outpatient clinic and surgical center, OrthoIndy, which was renovated during the project to fulfill requirements for expanded clinic space. The result is a facility that provides complete orthopedic healthcare.

The Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital was built when OrthoIndy physicians saw an increasing need for specialized orthopedic care in a patient-focused, homelike environment to improve patient outcomes. Approximately 60 physicians practice at the hospital, which focuses on musculoskeletal care and complex surgical procedures, including total joint replacements and spinal cases.

Amenities include 10 spacious and technologically advanced operating suites; 37 patient rooms; 39 pre- and postoperative rooms; 16 post-anesthesia-care rooms; an imaging center with digital radiography, magnetic resonance imaging, and CAT scan imaging; inpatient and outpatient physical therapy; a pharmacy; and a cafeteria. Each patient room features guest work space and is equipped with a network that provides patients with Internet access, satellite television, educational materials, and satisfaction surveys.

Project category: Addition (completed March 2005)

Chief administrator: John Martin, Chief Executive Officer, (317) 802-2000

Firm: BSA LifeStructures, (317) 819-7878

Design team: Robert P. Schoeck, AIA, Project Manager; Daniel T. Miles, PE, Project Engineer; Jane A. Everett, Project Architect; Monte L. Hoover, AIA, Principal-in-Charge (BSA LifeStructures); Dawn C. McDonald, Interior Designer (Maregatti Interiors)

Photography: Dan Francis, Mardan Photography

Total building area (sq. ft.): 138,600 (new); 18,500 (renovation)

Construction cost/sq. ft.: $188 (new); $108 (renovation)

Total construction cost (excluding land): $26,000,000 (new); $2,000,000 (renovation)

A light-filled central spine helps organize surgical and outpatient functions. From the exterior, the spine's red massing serves as a wayfinding and branding element for OrthoIndy and Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital.