Saint John’s On The Lake – South Tower | Milwaukee, WI


Jason Schneider
Partner, Director of Project Management
  • Cost: $47,000,000
  • 22-story, 285,000 square foot facility
  • 87 independent senior living units
  • Cultural arts center/art gallery/classrooms, bistro, common areas
  • Health and wellness center including cardiovascular weight room, aerobic and class area, swimming pool and lockers

VJS provided effective communication strategies with City officials and neighbors, thus minimizing disruptions to the neighborhood. The South Tower required careful coordination with neighbors and city officials to minimize impact on traffic patterns and pedestrian traffic. Safety of the public and residents was of paramount importance. A site specific safety plan along with precise execution enabled VJS to experience zero injuries for the workers onsite and the public. VJS worked closely with each individual condo owner customizing their new home. In essence, VJS had not one client but 89 clients. Coordination and a team dedicated to only handling the resident selection process made the process seamless. The project endured numerous delays due to the recession. VJS continued to refine budgets while increasing value and provided assistance in the sales of units.


Jason Schneider
Partner, Director of Project Management

"Our experience working with VJS was one of a true partnership. They were transparent and honorable."

Renee Anderson, President
Saint John's On The Lake

"The entire team was very talented, intelligent, responsive - they all did a great job. It was a whole team partnership. I always had a feeling of trust. Everyone was open and honest and it gave me great comfort."

Craig Witz, Owner's Representative
Saint John's On The Lake

ENR Midwest/Best Projects Award, 2012

Mayor’s Design Award, City of Milwaukee, 2012

Design for Aging Review, AIA, 2012

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Best CCRC or
Independent/Assisted Living – Silver Award, 2012

Milwaukee Business Journal – Real Estate Award, 2012

Wisconsin Ready Mix Concrete Association – Design Award, 2012

The Daily Reporter – Top Projects Award, 2011