Perkins Eastman | Saint John's on the Lake Independent Living

Saint John's On The Lake: Independent Living Building

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Perkins Eastman teamed with the owner of Saint John’s On The Lake to deliver an inspiring and thoughtful community that creates an innovative, healthy, and sustainable urban residence for aging adults in Milwaukee.

The new 21-story, 88-unit independent living tower energizes Milwaukee’s Prospect Avenue at the street level and offers an exciting new option in high-rise senior living. The project’s urban location puts dining, shopping, and activities within easy walking distance so residents can stay connected to the community, while a connection to Lake Michigan provides soothing views and access to lakefront recreational activities.

The building offers a hospitality-branded street-side café, art gallery, spa and wellness center, and classroom and community performance space—all with easy access for future and existing residents and access for the community, creating an intergenerational environment. Another primary focus of the project was to enhance staff and resident quality of life through sustainable building design, with LEED-NC Certification or equivalent as a goal.
IIDA Healthcare Interior Design Competition, Senior Living and Residential Health Care and Support Facilities: Best of Category (2014)
Multifamily Executive Magazine, MFE Awards: Senior, Merit Award (2013)
Illinois Chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Red Award: Healthcare Assisted Living/Residential (2013)
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), Best CCRC or Independent/Assisted Living: Silver Award (2012)
ENR Midwest, Best Projects: Multifamily Residential/Hospitality Project (2012)
Urban LandULX: Design for Aging
Milwaukee MagazineSeniors Living Well