Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA Model

Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA

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    • The Valley of the Sun YMCA facility was conceived to entice people driving by and once inside the front door reveal the building's programmatic components. The building's sculptural quality reflects the internal flexible volumes. Glazing is strategically located to mitigate the harsh sun, but allow views within the building from a variety of vantage points to begin the "sale" of the organization's mission. The building's components are wrapped around a small central courtyard that has a myriad of programmatic opportunities relative to other adjacent programs. Many of the spaces have operable glass walls which encourage indoor/outdoor activities when weather permits. Upon entering the building, one is greeted by a reception desk from which both staff and customer can see the myriad of activities within the facility. The circulation spaces are large enough for their own programmatic opportunities such as rock climbing, aerobic class queuing, off-site program registration queuing, and snack bar interface. Daylight is abundant throughout the facility, eliminating the need for electric lighting during the day.
    • Studio Team
      Douglas Brown
      Tom Brown
      Carlos Carrasquillo
      Jorge Colon
      Eddie Curiel
      Corinna Fritsch
      John Kane
      Christopher Kelly
      Nick Nevels
      Rebecca Saeva
      E.J. Sandoval
      Victoria Snively

    • Project Team
      Owner: Valley of The Sun YMCA
      Civil: Hess-Rountree, Inc.
      Structural: Brickey Design Associates
      Mechanical/Electrical: Energy Systems Design
      Landscape: Moore/Swick Partnership
      Lighting: RC Lurie/Darryl Gregg
      Envelope: Arcadia/Ken Martinek
      Cost: Abacus Project Management
      Contractor: Redden Construction Inc.
      Photography: Timmerman Photography, Inc.
    • Award
      2003 Valley Forward Environmental Excellence Design Award of Merit
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