Port Townsend YMCA, WA
This open and engaging design for expansion and renovation serves as a community gathering spot to foster social interaction and enhance safety. Using Universal Design principals, the facility plan accommodates all members, including those with disabilities. Community venues include multipurpose meeting rooms, an intergenerational center, and a teaching kitchen. A “youth wing” serves younger members and families with a Child Watch and kids adventure 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.