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  YMCA Recreational Center, Page 30YMCA Recreational Center

400 Galleria Officentre, #555, Southfield, MI 48034

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Total Square Feet: 83,377
Construction Period: Sep 2003 to Mar 2005 

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: L & A, Inc. - 30903 Northwestern Highway, #300, Farmington Hills, MI 48334
DESIGN/BUILD & COST ESTIMATOR: Skanska USA Building Inc. - 26100 American Drive, #200, Southfield, MI 48034
ELECTRICAL & MECHANICAL ENGINEER: DiClemente Siegel Design, Inc. - 28105 Greenfield, Southfield, MI 48076
AQUATICS CONSULTANT: Bill Robertson Pool Design - 913 Whitegate Road, Northville, MI 48167
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: SmithGroup JJR LLC - 110 Miller Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

The new Ann Arbor building and site have been designed to respect the adjacent residential neighborhood while providing a transitional buffer to the downtown. To fit with the residential environment, the building is scaled in brick with patterning and accents. It also steps back to the north and east as it gains height to provide a more compatible scale. Large areas of glass accentuate the facades. Glass clerestories are reminiscent of cornices. 

In response to MDEQ requirements related to flood paths, which limit ground floor area, the building rises four stories, plus mezzanine, above the ground with parking tucked below the building. Over half of the site is open and landscaped with native plantings, creating a natural park-like environment near the residential areas.

The first floor contains office, locker, and child care spaces as well as an aquatic center with six 25-yard lanes, a lap pool and adjacent family pool with zero depth entry, and a central whirlpool. There are separate women's/girl's and men's/boy's locker areas as well as family "cabanas", some with showers. Off the main lobby is a reading room that overlooks the pools and a 4,700-square-foot child care center for full-day and after-school care for children ages 2 - 11 years old. The center has a secured entrance, as well as dedicated and fenced playground area.

The 8,200-square-foot wellness center on the second floor offers cardiovascular machines including treadmills, elipticals, stairclimbers, bicycles and rowing machines, strength training circuits and free weight equipment. To support the Y's extensive programs in the areas of dance, aerobics, martial arts, and yoga, five studios have been built around the specific space and configuration needs of these programs.

The third floor includes a full size gym and one-half size gym for basketball, gymnastics and volleyball. A three-lane elevated track circles the gym offering a spectacular view of Ann Arbor.

DIV 04:
Brick: Endicott Clay Products.
DIV 07: Metal Panels: Centria; Membrane: Firestone.
DIV 08: Windows, Curtainwall, Entrances & Storefronts: Tubelite; Glazing: Viracon.
DIV 09: Rubber Flooring: Dodge-Regupol; VCT: Armstrong; Sports Flooring: Robbins; Carpet: Lees, Interface; Acoustical Treatment: Armstrong; Columns: PlasterCast(R); Drywall: USG; Metal Studs: Dietrich; Paint: Pittsburgh Paints.
DIV 10: Lockers: Penco, Ideal; Toilet Partitions: Santana; Operable Partitions: Hufcor.

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