American Architecture Awards recognizes Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic

The new seven-story facility was designed to include 69,000 square feet of glass.

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The Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute has received an Honorable Mention in the 2022 American Architecture Awards. The prestigious award recognizes the best new buildings designed and constructed by American architects across the globe, as well as buildings designed and built in the U.S. by international architects.

Located on Orlando Health’s downtown Orlando campus, the 375,000-square-foot Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute consists of a seven-story orthopedic specialty hospital, ambulatory surgery center and medical pavilion. It’s the first facility of its kind in the Southeastern U.S. and will serve patients throughout Florida and the region.

Orlando Health capitalized on the vast knowledge of its physicians and other team members during the design process. Patient safety and experience were at the heart of all decisions to ensure efficient and seamless care.

“We wanted to create a space where patients can receive premier, integrated care in one location,” said Carlos Carrasco, president of the Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute. “We’ve thought through every square foot of the facility – from technologically advanced patient rooms in the hospital to operating rooms designed to prevent infection.”

Orlando Health enlisted EYP, a Page company, to bring the team’s vision to life. Page provides architecture, interiors, planning, consulting and engineering services throughout the United States and around the world.

“Incorporating dynamic movement into the architecture was integral to the design, to represent a still animation of the body in motion, reflective of Orlando Health’s inherent mission of creating a center of excellence in orthopedics,” said Veronique Pryor, senior project director at Page.

The interior of the building is filled with natural light and views of Orlando as the project includes 69,000 square feet of glass. Research shows providing a comfortable and welcoming space can benefit patient recovery and team member well-being.

Skanska USA serves as general contractor on the project. The Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute will begin welcoming patients in the spring.



Amy Quesinberry

Community Editor Amy Quesinberry was born at the old West Orange Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Garden. Aside from earning her journalism degree from the University of Georgia, she hasn’t strayed too far from her hometown and her three-mile bubble. She grew up reading The Winter Garden Times and knew in the eighth grade she wanted to write for her community newspaper. She has been part of the writing and editing team since 1990.

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