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Stantec-designed Lakehouse condominium development earns WELL Precertification at Gold Level

Parul Dubey on May 13, 2020 - in News, Projects

New mixed-use development recognized for its commitment to supporting human health, well-being

Denver, CO – Lakehouse—a new, 12-story, 196-unit mixed-use condominium and rowhome community overlooking Sloan’s Lake Park in Denver, CO—is the first residential project in the state to earn WELL Precertification under the WELL Building Standard™. WELL is a performance-based program that integrates human health and wellness best practices into the design, construction, maintenance, and operations of the built environment in order to optimize the resident experience.

The 540,000-square-foot, mixed-use development was designed by Stantec—a global architecture, engineering, and design firm with multiple Denver offices—in conjunction with Muñoz + Albin for NAVA Real Estate Development, a Colorado-based development and investment company. Lakehouse was awarded WELL Precertification at the Gold Level by the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) for its commitment to measurably demonstrating its works towards promoting residents’ health across the WELL program’s seven key performance areas: air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.

“We envisioned Lakehouse as a showcase of well-being, thoughtful design and sustainability. It’s exciting to see it pre-certified for WELL at the Gold level,” said John Yonushewski, Stantec senior principal based in Denver. “As a building designed to promote human health and wellness, it sets a new standard for what Denver living can be. Working with NAVA, we have brought Lakehouse residents a vibrant, healthy, and inspiring new home option.”

Located just steps from Sloan’s Lake and part of the St. Anthony’s Hospital redevelopment at 4200 W. 17th Avenue, Lakehouse offers the rare opportunity to own a waterfront home less than three miles from Downtown Denver. Blending timeless design, extensive amenities and stunning views of the water, mountains, and city, Lakehouse delivers sophisticated maintenance-free living in a growing urban location.

Lakehouse blends unique architecture, modern comfort, and sustainable design features with extensive wellness-focused amenities. In addition to MERV-13 building air filtration, the use of natural and durable building materials, and floor-to-ceiling windows that maximize natural daylight, Lakehouse residents have access to:

  • A full-time Wellness Concierge to elevate the resident experience through community events, connection to wellness experts, and personalized assistance with everyday needs.
  • A state-of-the-art Wellness Center with a fitness lab, dry sauna, yoga and meditation studio.
  • A Resident Lounge with a collaborative cooking and dining program, fresh juicing station, private event space, and indoor/outdoor fireplace.
  • An expansive outdoor terrace overlooking Sloan’s Lake Park with a 70-foot lap pool, year-round hot tub, planted gardens, and firepit.
  • An onsite Urban Farm with organic produce and herbs professionally managed by Agriburbia.
  • A Sports Workshop with tools for repairs and seasonal tuning sessions for bikes, skis, and snowboards created in partnership with the founders of Icelantic Skis.
  • A Creative Workshop with multimedia supplies to support artistic pursuits.
  • Extensive landscaping and biophilic design elements to enhance the connection to nature.
  • Regular access to a team of wellness professionals and educational opportunities, including FIT36, Duality, and High Ride Cycle.

“Applying the WELL Building Standard to Lakehouse was instrumental in guiding our development decisions throughout construction and design,” said Brian Levitt, president and co-founder of NAVA Real Estate Development. “Together, we not only captured our collective passion for exceptional architecture and sustainable design, but we created an innovative model for multifamily communities that sets a new standard for healthy living.”

Stantec is known for designing high performance, multifamily residential projects. Stantec provided architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and lighting on the project. Stantec also provided urban design services for the St. Anthony’s Hospital redevelopment.  Construction on Lakehouse started in May 2017 and the first residents moved in March 2020.


About Stantec

Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That’s why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind. We care about the communities we serve—because they’re our communities too. This allows us to assess what’s needed and connect our expertise, to appreciate nuances and envision what’s never been considered, to bring together diverse perspectives so we can collaborate toward a shared success. We’re designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.


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