Queensland Orthopaedic Clinic

Queensland Orthopaedic Clinic

Designed by Alexandra Buchanan Architecture, the Queensland Orthopaedic Clinic is a high end fitout of specialist medical rooms within Brisbane’s Greenslopes Private Hospital.

ABA’s brief was to create a softer more textural experience for their patients with a “residential” aesthetic.

Situated at the top of the building with stunning views to the surrounding hilltops, the clients wanted a light filled, bright, and welcoming space.

The building is surrounded by large expansive views to surrounding views.

But a typical consulting rooms floor plan would have devoted all available views to the consultant’s rooms at the expense of the waiting areas and meeting space.

The client wanted to ensure that there was a wow factor on entry and that the entire suite was washed in natural light and benefited from the view.

Alexandra Buchanan Architecture challenged the status quo and traditional design thinking to free up the plan and dissolve the hard edges of private consult rooms, particularly at the suites’ edges where a central waiting area became the hub around which everything else circulated.

ABA’s client, a design conscious anesthetist and pain specialist and her Orthopedic Surgeon husband, were both highly engaged with the design and construction process.

Project Details

Project size – 164 m2
Completion date – 2019
Building levels – 6

Key Products Used

  • Flos and Moooi Lighting
  • American Oak
  • Polytek
  • Laminex
  • Essastone
  • Instyle Upholstery fabric
  • Schiavello
  • Living Edge Furniture

Project Team


Alexandra Buchanan Architecture

Alexandra Buchanan Architecture was founded in 2011 by Architect and Director Alexandra Buchanan.

Their studios in Brisbane and Melbourne create beautiful, liveable architecture, interiors, and landscapes.

The ABA portfolio includes a highly diverse range of typologies including one-off residential dwellings, additions to heritage buildings, bespoke office fit-outs, off-grid eco cabins, and multi-level apartment buildings.



Toby Scott

Toby is an established and widely published commercial photographer specializing in architecture, interiors, and lifestyle photography.


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Queensland Orthopaedic Clinic
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Queensland Orthopaedic Clinic
Alexandra Buchanan Architecture designed the Queensland Orthopaedic Clinic, high-end specialist medical rooms at Greenslopes Private Hospital.
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