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  Highland County Family YMCA, Page 50Highland County Family YMCA
1052 S. Main Street, Urbana, OH 43078

Hillsboro, Ohio

Total Square Feet: 33,228
Construction Period: June 2002 to Feb 2003 

Construction Team
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Venture One Construction, Inc. - 333 West Main Street, Batavia, OH 45103
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Lewis Engineering, Inc. - 2000 West Henderson Road, #5, Columbus, OH 43220
ELECTRICAL & MECHANICAL ENGINEER: ELH Engineering - 5837 Karric Square Drive, #320, Dublin, OH 43016

Recognizing the inevitability of change and acknowledging the increasing demand for flexibility is a must in designing a YMCA today. With this in mind, family-oriented recreational facilities, such as the Highland county YMCA of Hillsboro, Ohio, require a greater degree of thought in planning than in years past.

Through extensive research and touring of such recreational facilities, McCall- Sharp Architecture has been able to apply their depth of knowledge to developing a system for increasing client satisfaction. The system focuses on the use of an adaptable prototype, enabling the firm to reach a variety of clients with an array of needs. The prototype's ease of modification allows the firm to offer a customized design based on a YMCA's specific objective.

The key objective was to construct a user-friendly design by creating an environment that combines fun, fitness and health, with all the basic amenities of a full-service YMCA, at a cost that fits the community's fund-raising abilities. The end result, is a stand-alone, functional YMCA, offering easy way finding with a spacious and well lit interior, uniting the outdoors and indoors through well placed window areas.

An equally important objective lies in producing a quality project, while maintaining cost-efficiency. Fulfilling these criteria meant holding cost at less than $90 per square foot, the use of standardized, durable materials, and high quality HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems.

Resilient materials allow for economical upkeep, a long service life and ease of refurbishing. Well-designed HVAC systems permit ease of maintenance and operation by YMCA staff. Plumbing systems incorporate the convenience of proven fixtures and standard design, while electrical systems offer appropriate application to functional areas with reliable fixtures and lamps.

The end result, a high quality, cost efficient, thoughtfully designed YMCA, is an affordable building for this community, making their YMCA dreams a reality.

DIV 07:
EIFS: Parex; Single-Ply Membrane Roof: Duro-Last.
DIV 08: Aluminum Windows, Aluminum Storefront: EFCO Corporation.
DIV 09: Carpet: Design Weave; VCT: Armstrong; Wood Flooring: Robbins; Rubber Flooring: Mondo.

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