Flagstaff, AZ

This project was awarded “Honorable Mention” in the Architectural Design category by Engineering News Record (ENR) Southwest Contractor magazine in their Best of 2010 competition.

The Flagstaff Family YMCA is an example of project success, beginning with a diligent preconstruction process. Working hand in hand with the YMCA and community stakeholders, our team maximized programming while adhering to a strict budget despite the challenging project site. 

This 20,000SF community center is located on a heavily forested, significantly sloped site containing substantial amounts of volcanic bedrock and is a key drainage point for the San Francisco Peaks. The project’s initial phases required significant site work, rock removal, and utility connections through thousands of basalt feet. An extension of the nearby Flagstaff Urban Trail System helped connect the new facility to the community via bicycle. The diligent preservation of the site’s ponderosa pines maintained the facility’s forested atmosphere. 

The completed YMCA includes a Member Child Care Center, Early Childhood Center, multi-purpose gymnasium, climbing wall, aerobics and spinning studios, wellness/fitness area, technology learning center, and locker rooms, enabling the facility to offer a wide range of services to the Flagstaff, Arizona community.