HUDSON, MA — Maugel DeStefano Architects, a New England-based award-winning architectural firm celebrating 30 years of shaping exceptional environments for innovation and growth, announced it has completed a design-build with Green Leaf Construction for the 4,200 SF medical office suite for Orthopedic Affiliates, a joint and sports medicine center, and Achieve Physical Therapy, specialists in the advanced treatment of orthopedic and sport injuries, in Hudson, Mass.  Located at the Shops at Highland Commons, this marks Maugel DeStefano’s fourth medical office location for Achieve Physical Therapy, and its first project with Orthopedic Affiliates. 

“We have worked with Maugel DeStefano Architects on numerous projects over the past 15 years. Their creative healthcare team fully understands how design impacts the patient experience,” said Bob Thomas, CEO at Achieve Physical Therapy. “Despite the challenge of integrating the needs of two medical groups into one space, Maugel DeStefano created a cohesive space that achieved our shared vision. Their expertise and familiarity with our preferences, requirements, and brand always makes for a highly efficient and enjoyable design process.”

Maugel DeStefano’s healthcare team worked closely with each practice to create a welcoming and comfortable environment that is safe for patients, visitors, and staff. The design challenge was to balance the vibrancy of the physical therapy space with the soothing, sophisticated style of the orthopedic practice. The design team took full advantage of the building’s high-bay ceiling height to create transitions from the open physical therapy area to the more intimate exam rooms of the orthopedic suite. The use of glazing and transparency in key locations created an inviting space that also preserved patient privacy—a primary concern in retail environments. 

“We knew the quality of care that Achieve Physical Therapy provides to their patients, and we believed they would be a great partner; we just weren’t sure a shared space could be designed to represent the collective vision of two separate businesses,” said Jamie Richard, CEO at Orthopedic Affiliates. “The healthcare team at Maugel DeStefano and Green Leaf  worked closely with each of us to make our vision for a shared suite a reality,” added Richard. “The medical space not only looks great, but it also exceeds our expectations. We are very happy to accomplish our goal and to bring orthopedic services to the Hudson area.“

In addition to Maugel DeStefano and Green Leaf Construction, team members included engineers Design Day Mechanical and S.B. Sager & Associates. 

About Maugel DeStefano Architects
Celebrating 30 years, Maugel DeStefano Architects shapes exceptional spaces and creates environments for innovation and growth. Our designs come to life in millions of square feet of commercial and residential real estate throughout New England for a wide range of clients and industries, including healthcare, science and advanced technology, industrial, multifamily, commercial, and custom residential. We value long term partnerships with clients, many of whom choose Maugel DeStefano Architects time and again to help them realize their vision. For more information visit 



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