Flagstaff Family YMCA


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 worked to maximize 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 a key drainage for the San Francisco Peaks. Initial phases of the project required significant sitework and rock removal, as well as utilities connections through thousands of feet of basalt. An extension of the nearby Flagstaff Urban Trail System helped to connect the new facility to the community via bicycle and 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.