Joint Replacement Center at L+M Hospital
Lawrence + Memorial Hospital’s new Certified Joint Replacement Center emerged from a collaboration between the architecture team, AZ Corporation, and the hospital. The project utilized Lean concepts, and an Integrated Project Delivery method which was led by the hospital. The project consisted of a complete renovation of the existing 12,000 SF unit along with a 4,500 SF addition onto an adjacent rooftop.

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The renovated and new rooms allow for greater accessibility for patients, including barrier-free showers and increased maneuverability at the bathroom fixtures, which was critical for patient and staff satisfaction. Family zone areas with built-in bench seating and enhanced lighting options create an improved visitor experience. Staff areas were reworked to reduce nursing steps and provide decentralized work areas and reduce the unit’s noise levels. A rooftop addition allowed for the number of private rooms to increase by 10, bringing the total number of private rooms to 22 within the 30-bed unit.
Published in HEALTHCARE DESIGN (May 2014).


Lawrence + Memorial Hospital


New London, Connecticut




16,500 SF



QA+M Architecture is a full-service architectural firm that provides programming, planning and interior design for clients in commercial, community, education, healthcare, historical, housing, and recreational/athletic markets. Staffed by 34 dedicated professionals, including 14 licensed architects, QA+M has grown to be the 4th largest architectural firm in the Greater Hartford area.


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