Aegis Living Lake Union – ULI Americas Awards for Excellence Finalist
Learn more about 2023 ULI Americas Awards for Excellence Finalist, Aegis Lake Union (Seattle, Washington).
April 25, 2023
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Developer: New Land Enterprises
Designers: Architect- Korb + Associates (Jason Korb); Structural- Thornton Tomasetti (John Peronto); Mass timber- Timberlab (Chris Evans); Code/fire consulting- ARUP (David Barber)
Site Size: 0.6 Acres
The entire 25th floor features a 360-degree community space with two outdoor decks. The stunning rooftop offers panoramic Lake Michigan and downtown views with lounge seating, fire pits, and grills; inside, a lavish community room awaits with suspended fireplaces, catering kitchens, a staffed bar, arcade, conference rooms, golf simulator, artist’s studio and shared workspaces.
Ascent uses mass timber construction to deliver a stunning living environment; each apartment features exposed columns, beams, and ceilings. The majority of residences, which start on the 7th floor, have large balconies/walk-out terraces with glass railings offering ample outdoor space and lake/city views. All residents enjoy heated floors, luxury kitchens & baths, and integrated smart technology.
The aesthetic is driven by exposing ~50% of the mass timber structure, but Ascent is more than just a super-amenitized timber building. The enterprise-level smart tech integrates with the building’s state-of-the-art VRF, radiant hydronic HVAC, elevators, common areas, and all access controls. With vibration, moisture and temperature sensors, Ascent is a technological powerhouse.
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