The YMCA Building is one of the university’s oldest buildings located in the heart of the historic Academic Quad, along Old Main, the original campus entrance. Prior to the renovation of the building, the four story structure had been empty for five years.
In order to accommodate new users of the building, a new 24,732 -square foot addition was added to the original structure in 2011. The original west portion of the building was renovated and a new addition was added to the building to replace the Chapel wing.
The design responds to the sensitive location on the Academic Quad and utilizes similar materials with subtle variations in detail to create a harmonious design. The original structure is separated from the new by the use of a metal-clad “hyphen” that contains space for essential services.
Sustainable Design Features
- Adaptive Reuse
- Energy-efficient Material
- Improved Quality of life
- Incorporation of naturally daylighted spaces
- Innovative Design Process
- Efficient Low-Emitting Materials
- Low VOC Materials