Orthopedic and Sports Institute - Ambulatory Surgery CenterOrthopedic and Sports Institute - Ambulatory Surgery Center


Orthopedic and Sports Institute - Ambulatory Surgery Center

Orthopedic and Sports Institute

Ambulatory Surgery Center

Keeping it local

The football player who wants to get back in the game after a debilitating tackle. The prize-winning gardener who can't kneel among her tomato plants anymore. The construction worker whose back pain has kept him home during an important job. These, and many other Fox Valley residents needed high-quality orthopedic care.

Three specialized physician groups banded together not only to treat these injuries, but to provide an environment focused on positive patient outcomes. 

The physicians' vision of a new, 50,000-square-foot ambulatory surgery clinic and office building was realized, housing outpatient clinic space, general radiographic rooms, four operating rooms, an MRI diagnostic imaging suite, and space for rehabilitation and orthotics services.

Emphasizing the Orthopedic & Sports Institute's connection to the community, the building also reflects the area's history. Flad's design connects the architectural expression of the clinic to the historic roots of the Fox River Valley paper mills, through warm natural interior materials, soaring glass walls, exposed wood, and steel structural elements.

LocationAppleton, Wisconsin

Project TypeHealthcare


The design goal for the building was to enhance the patient experience through the use of warm, natural materials. The interior materials, such as wood and stone, enhance the public spaces. Color, floor patterns, and signage are used to support way-finding throughout the building.

AlanaInterior Designer at Flad