An Architecture & Engineering Case Study
Nestled in a private secluded enclave, The Vista continuing care retirement community is set apart from the suburban landscape that surrounds it. The location is bordered by woods and designed to take full advantage of the views of the Ramapo Mountains set off in the distance. This setting sets the tone for the relaxing atmosphere of the 78-acre grounds, which are populated with streams, paved walking trails, and gardens.
The 400,000-sf facility has three stories, 164 independent living apartments, underground parking, a variety of restaurants, a pool, a gym, a spa, a theater, and countless other amenities, all located on land that spans two counties and multiple towns. “The Vista” at Christian Health was a massive and complex design and construction undertaking that required a dedicated team of architects, surveyors, land use professionals, construction administrators and civil, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and environmental engineers. The schematic design and planning process was a joint effort, as LAN collaborated on design details and interior planning with interior design firm, Merlino Design and Hord Coplan Macht Architects. Together this talented team of professionals worked hand in hand over many years to create the pinnacle of high end and all-encompassing modern continuing care retirement communities.
Architecture, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Plumbing Engineering, Environmental Services, Land Use, Surveying, Construction Administration
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The design of The Vista was born of the goal to ensure residents have everything they need to live a full and active life. A wide open and welcoming lobby guides guests to a concierge desk. Once inside, residents and their guests are welcome to take advantage of all The Vista has to offer.
Those who need to get down to work can make use of the business center. To enjoy a little quiet and solitude guests can sit down to read a book at the library or at one of the many outdoor seating areas. Lifelong learners can take a course in one of the dedicated classrooms, and for those who enjoy the arts, The Vista has a cultural arts center, art gallery, and art studio.
At mealtime residents have their choice of a variety of culinary delights, including fine dining, private dining, café dining, coffee and juice bar, pub fare and takeout. After dinner, residents might catch a show at the on-campus state of-the-art Performing Arts Center. This modern theatrical environment is designed to accommodate Broadway level productions and seats up to 150 people. Theatrical events are enhanced with the finest audio-visual systems including a Bluetooth hearing loop.
The indoor aquatic lifestyle pool with a sauna, hot tub, and spa facilities is the perfect place to relax or take aerobic classes. The spa and salon services include a dedicated barbershop, and spaces for massages, facials, manicures, and pedicures.
The building was designed with an underground garage with elevator access, extra storage, and guest accommodations to ensure guests are always welcome.
“LAN’s dedication, innovation, and expert service result in sustainable, inspirational, and functional solutions that not only serve the current needs of clients and the community but will transcend future generations as well. Throughout the company’s history, LAN has remained steadfast in its commitment to caring for the environment. Their efforts in sustainability and green design create a healthier community. LAN demonstrates exceptional and inspiring levels of leadership, both personally and professionally, and with a level of service that puts others above themselves. Without a doubt, we highly recommend LAN for any type of architecture or engineering services.”
Douglas Struyk, President and CEO