Katy YMCA, TX
The Katy Main Street YMCA, a branch of YMCA of Greater Houston, showcases a responsive building design that is open and engaging to all and is especially built to accommodate those with disabilities. Community venues, including multipurpose meeting rooms, intergenerational center, teaching kitchen, and lounge spaces, are designed to better foster community togetherness. A “youth wing” serves younger members and families with a Child Watch and kids adventure center. Families are also offered additional recreation activity in an outdoor aquatics center. Multi-functional group exercise studios and a state-of- the-art wellness center allow 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.