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Carolina Orthopaedics Sports Medicine

A growing orthopaedic practice in Gastonia, NC, commissioned GMK to design a new
state-of-the-art orthopaedic practice. The team designed the new 29,000 SF facility for maximum efficiency utilizing metrics to reduce staff and patient footsteps.


  • The new practice facility design includes 28 exam rooms, five cast rooms, two x-ray procedure rooms and a physiatry suite, and is built around a concept of highly focused patient service and care. There is a new rehab center within the facility, and the site also offers exterior walking trails.

  • Natural daylight is integral in the center, with clerestory windows over critical nurse stations to reduce stress for staff and patients. 

  • A concourse with large clerestories allows for ease in wayfinding, and an education center and workman’s comp center are located in the middle of the building.

  • The practice utilizes a case manager to support the physicians, and appropriate space for staff and physicians is located near the clinic pods.

  • Doors and corridors were oversized to allow for stretcher traffic and ease of movement for orthopaedic movement. 


Carolina Orthopaedics Sports Medicine


Gastonia, NC