Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital
Square Footage: 147,000
Category Winner, Hospitals - Academic/Teaching Hospitals, 2017
International Interior Design Association
Best Project: Health Care Category, 2017
Engineering News-Record New England
Bronze Award, Healthcare Category, 2016
American Architecture Prize
Bronze Award of Merit, 2015
Society of American Registered Architects New York Council
The Bone & Joint Institute aspires to be one of the most advanced orthopedic hospitals in the country, integrating all elements of orthopedic and musculoskeletal treatment, with the goal of becoming the destination and preferred provider of superior patient-centered and innovative musculoskeletal care in the region. Having worked together for many years, the team of HDR and Perkins+Will joined forces to design the new Bone & Joint Institute for Hartford Hospital. With two distinct components—inpatient and outpatient care—connected by a bridge across Seymour Street, the Bone + Joint Institute creates a new gateway to the Hartford Hospital campus. The angled siting of the hospital building defines a landscaped rehabilitation garden that links visually with the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park across the street and brings nature into the healing experience of the patient.
While initially appearing complex, the organization of the building is actually quite simple. The organic language adapts to internal programmatic logic and creates an efficient plan that optimizes adjacency and minimizes travel distances. All public spaces are placed along the building perimeter, providing patients and families with natural light and views to the outdoors, reinforcing an intuitive wayfinding approach.
The Bone + Joint Institute is unique in its integration of excellent care, advanced technology, patient focus and educational mission.