Building Quality, Patient-Centered Facilities 

                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The new Bone and Joint Clinic in Wausau, Wis., was  constructed to help patients enjoy a healthy and active life. The multi-specialty clinic provides sports medicine, including a musculoskeletal and surgery center, and orthopedic experts from many areas of training working together— all under one roof.

Because they treat a wide variety of disorders involving all areas of the musculoskeletal system - including, degenerative diseases like arthritis, injuries, fractures, sprains, tears, structural abnormalities, sciatica, and herniated or degenerative disc disease, the clinic wanted to provide easy accessibility for patients. The client requested a two-story building embedded into a steeply sloping site that would offer parking at both levels. Level 1 consists of the main clinic, imaging suite and outpatient physical therapy. Level 2 consists of the ambulatory surgery center, offices and administrative space.

More than 23,000 CMUs in a smooth red color blend make up the exterior of the clinic. Another 4,100 units of bisque colored 4, 8 and 12-inch (102, 203, and 406 mm) full face split concrete masonry units comprise the base.

Chosen for their cost effectiveness and flexibility in unit sizes, the concrete brick and masonry units were mixed with additional cast stone pieces to create a banded façade that has exceeded the owner’s expectations. CMD

This project won honors in the Wisconsin Concrete Masonry Association (WCMA) annual Excellence in Masonry Awards program. See a complete list of winners here.