The Vista at Christian Health

Project Overview

The Vista at Christian Health is a 400,000 sf full-service senior living facility. It houses 164 independent living apartments with numerous amenities, making it the pinnacle of high end and all-encompassing modern continuing care retirement communities 

The Vista is a quintessential example of LAN working collaboratively to meet our client’s needs. From the initial project kick-off, LAN worked alongside the client to obtain appropriate approvals for site permits, variances, and DEP regulations. The schematic design and planning process were joint efforts. LAN collaborated with local design firm Merlino Design on interior planning, and ensured that although multiple teams worked on this project the vision remained uniform. The result is an innovative and impressive design that has changed the landscape of senior healthcare in the surrounding area.   

The three-story complex has a secluded and private feel with its own main campus entrance and under-building parking for all residents. Amenities include a wellness center, pool, exercise rooms, spa facilities, auditorium, library, craft rooms, and several retail and beauty shops for the exclusive use of the residents. These diverse amenities encompass a true state-of-the-art facility, offering residents access to a fully realized community with emphasis on activity and connectivity.  

Throughout the process, the project team worked together to overcome several obstacles to avoid impact on the design. The site posed various restraints due to dramatic elevation changes and 3-story building height with under building parking requirements. The design team created different ground levels for each wing to connect at a common level, while remaining in compliance with code requirements for building height limits and egress. Permitting concerns were addressed to comply with two different towns and counties in New Jersey, as well as realignment of county roadways with a new signalized intersection that leads to the main entrance of the community. LAN worked with the planning boards to ensure compliance among each municipality’s regulations. 

Client

Christian Health

Location

Wyckoff, NJ

Project Size

400,000 sf

Completion Date

Summer 2021

Markets

Senior Living

Services

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Environmental Services, Land Use, Surveying, Construction Admin

Client Testimonial

“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 

Christian Health

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