Lighthouse at West Bend

  • Location: West Bend, WI
  • Architect: ESG Architects
  • Client: New Perspective Senior Living

Project Highlights

  • 3- and 4-story, 155,000 square foot senior living complex
  • One level of below grade parking
  • Wood with structural steel and precast concrete structure


Lighthouse of West Bend is a senior living community featuring 54 units of independent living, 47 units of assisted living, and 44 units of memory care. The 155,000 square foot facility is three and four stories above grade; the three-story portion is designed for a future floor. Memory care units are located on grade within a single story component that wraps one end of the complex. One level of below grade parking (28 stalls) with mechanical and electrical service areas exist under approximately one third of the building footprint. Typical construction materials consist of conventional 2X wood-framed walls and corridors with prefabricated, open web wood floor and roof trusses spanning between corridor and exterior bearing walls. A unique structural steel beam and column transfer condition is present along both sides of the corridor at the second floor to accommodate significant program changes and the resulting loss of bearing wall continuity at the lowest level. Framing over the below-grade parking consists of precast concrete plank, beams and columns. The building is founded on conventional cast-in-place concrete footings bearing on native soils.