Well and Good Newsletter Q2

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Well and Good Newsletter Q2


Dear Friends,

We’ve got some exciting news to share with our friends, consultants and clients this month. OLC is growing!  As of June 10, we have a new interior designer, Lauren Harle. She’ll be working closely with Senior Interior Designer, Brenda Amsberry, on the Newtown Athletic Club, New Palestine Wellness Center & Medical Office Complex and DoubleTree by Hilton projects.  Learn more about Lauren in People News.

The summer season, and consequently the outdoor pool season, has finally arrived in Colorado.  The Glenmoor Country Club christened their new outdoor resort-style aquatic venue earlier this month.  We’ve also made some great progress on conceptual design for renovations at the Margaret Carpenter Recreation Center and the new Ubergrippen facility in Castle Rock. Learn more about our projects in Project News.

On July 17, OLC staff will be volunteering at the Sun Valley Youth Center‘s BBQ Night.  The Sun Valley Youth Center is a great local organization and can always use additional support.

From all of us at OLC, may you BE WELL in 2019.

Robert McDonald, CEO



The Lake Nona Center for Integrated Wellbeing project is in design.  An OLC+DW collaboration, the $52 M facility is the inspirational heart of a new 3000-acre mixed use Community being created south and west of the Orlando, Florida airport. The Center for Integrated Wellbeing is the seamless integration of the 130,000 3-story sf Lake Nona Performance Club and a 120,000 sf 5-story Medical Office Building. The project will set a new standard for population health and is sited at a high profile corner of the New Town Center for Lake Nona.  This unique, unprecedented architectural statement will serve as the wellness headquarters for a ground-up, master-planned development of housing, retail, corporate headquarters, entertainment, dining, education, hospitality and healthcare destined to be known as the healthiest community in America.

The New Palestine Wellness Center and Medical Office Complex project is in design.  The $28 M project is also an OLC+DW collaboration for the design of a 108,000 sf facility which includes medical offices and a wellness center with aquatic components and medical offices with family practice, rehabilitation, radiology, and laboratory components.


OLC is growing!  OLC recently hired a new Junior Interior Designer, Lauren Harle.  She is joining our interior design team in our Denver office. Lauren recently moved to Denver from Tulsa, Oklahoma. She has a B.S. in Design, Housing and Merchandising and over 6 years of experience in the design industry.


Did you know that OLC architects are licensed in 37 states?  Congratulations to Doni Visani for recently passing his California exam and to Robert McDonald for recently becoming licensed in the State of Washington. We go wherever we’re needed!



OLC’s Annual Pickleball Event was a great success!  Tony Quattrini won first place with Kensey Monier in a close second. Congratulations!!

Left: Morgan Philip, Kensey Monier, Dan Potter, Bob McDonald, Tony Quattrini and John Thompson


Club Industry has released a white paper on the growing trend of recovery in athletic clubs and fitness centers.  OLC President Hervey Lavoie authored the closing chapter of this 10 chapter report. “Recovery Space Design:  A New Challenge for Fitness Centers.”



Briefly describe what you do all day.
I assist with all aspects of architectural design and construction documents preparation as well as help with preparing for presentations and maintaining project files.

What’s the best thing about your job?
One of the many best things about my job is the supportive OLC team from whom I learned a lot.

What’s the best thing about OLC?
To me one of the best things about OLC is that most of its projects are about health and wellness.

What do you like to do when you’re not at the office?
When I’m not in the office I like to educate myself and be with my family.

I once met…
I once met a friend of my father’s who was an Architect. As a child, when he described my Lego models to be Architecture, I knew then that I wanted to be an Architect.

If you could be a superhero, who would you be?

What is the song title that best describes your personality?
Three Little Birds

What do you do to Be Well?
I cook healthy at home.


Recipe from Jodi Ross
Hungarian Mushroom Soup
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 1 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons dried dill weed
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  1. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Saute the onions in the butter for 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and saute for 5 more minutes. Stir in the dill, paprika, soy sauce and broth. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. In a separate small bowl, whisk the milk and flour together. Pour this into the soup and stir well to blend. Cover and simmer for 15 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Finally, stir in the salt, ground black pepper, lemon juice, parsley and sour cream. Mix together and allow to heat through over low heat, about 3 to 5 minutes. Do not boil. Serve immediately.



“Integrated Wellness Partners is excited to be working with OLC+DW, the top wellness architects in the nation, as we bring a new era of health and well-being to the Lake Nona community.” - Jim Ellis, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Integrated Wellness Partners



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