Yakima YMCA, WA
The Yakima YMCA project makes use of a responsive building design that is open and engaging, keeping in mind all members. Community venues, including multipurpose meeting rooms, intergenerational center, and instructional kitchen, are designed to better foster community togetherness. A “youth wing” serves younger members and families with a Child Watch coupled with a kids adventure center. A state-of-the-art wellness center allows health-seekers to achieve a wide variety of fitness goals. The use of glass and skylights around the facility not only brings in maximized natural lighting, but also allows for visibility and transparency throughout the design.