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Press Release: (SMOC) Chesapeake Facility Takes Home Top Commercial Real Estate and Interior Design Awards

SMOC’s Chesapeake, VA facility takes home top commercial real estate and interior design awards

Chesapeake, Virginia November 28, 2018 — Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center (SMOC), a leading orthopaedic independently owned physician medical group in Hampton Roads, received accolades from the Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate (HRACRE) and the Virginia Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).

SMOC’s new facility, designed by PF&A Design was completed in October 2016 and boasts 27,000 square feet of modern design that highlights technology and creates a patient-centered experience. The HRACRE awarded the facility the “Best Healthcare Building Award”. Entries were judged on context and design challenges, innovative design solutions, special architectural and sustainable features, and impact on the community.

“The design of the architecture and interiors departs from the traditional healthcare model by incorporating a hybrid on-stage, off-stage patient staff model. The building is one story broken into several massing volumes giving it visual interest and curiosity to the activities held within. Throughout the interior, one can engage with natural daylight and views to the exterior. The utilization of colors, wayfinding graphics, and varying spatial volumes, with dynamic lighting patterns create spaces of interest and visual joy. These elements create a cohesive tapestry that speaks to the energy, patient and staff flows, and strengthening exercises of physical therapy, pain management, orthopaedic, and spine programs.” Sharon Szalai, PF&A

Additionally, PF&A Design received the 1st place Interior Design Excellence Award from ASID in the over 15,000 square foot category. Entries were judged on success and creative response in meeting client’s needs and objectives, as well as scale, proportion, color composition, effective use of lighting, and relationship of materials, textures, and patterns.

“We are so proud of what we have built for the patients we serve, our physicians and staff and the City of Chesapeake. This building serves as an opportunity for the future of healthcare and the services we can deliver to the citizens of South Hampton Roads.” Todd Rauchenberger, SMOC Administrator.

SMOC, PF&A Design, and Allfirst Industrial General Contractors set out to build a facility showcasing technology while offering an experience for patients that would break the norm by fusing contemporary art with medical art and technology with transparency.

“We at Allfirst take great pride in being an integral part of the team that was able to take a paper and plans vision and turn it into a functioning, tactile reality……surreal” Les Hall, President Allfirst Industrial General Contractors

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About Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center (SMOC)

Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center (SMOC) has been providing quality orthopaedic services to southeastern Virginia for more than 33 years. Each member of this highly distinguished practice is fellowship-trained in their respective areas of expertise and participates in the activities of numerous prestigious medical associations. SMOC was founded in 1984 and today includes specialty-trained orthopaedic, spine and pain medicine physicians, specialty trained physician assistants and physical and occupational therapists specializing in orthopaedic services, joint care and pain medicine.

  • The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Association of Hand Surgery
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Virginia Orthopaedic Society, Sentara
  • Sentara
  • Chesapeake Regional Medical Center
  • 5801 Harbour View Blvd
    Suite 200
    Suffolk, VA 23435

    Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

  • 501 Discovery Drive
    Chesapeake, VA 23320


  • 150 Burnett’s Way
    Suite 100
    Suffolk, VA 23434

    Monday-Friday 8am-5pm