McMAHON was recently selected as the design partner for renovations to the existing YMCA that serves the communities of Manitowoc and Two Rivers. The scope of design includes renovations to the Welcome Center/Lobby, Locker Room, Pool Viewing, Childcare Center, and Lifestyle Center; creating community gathering spaces; and overall mechanical systems review.
For the Manitowoc-Two Rivers YMCA project, McMAHON will draw on a significant history of experience programming and designing other YMCA facilities. The firm has been a trusted partner to the Fox Cities YMCA organization, having designed the Appleton, Neenah-Menasha, Heart of the Valley, and Fox West YMCA’s. In 2016, additions and renovations were completed on the Heart of the Valley and Fox West locations, with McMAHON selected as the design partner once again. In 2005, the firm designed a new branch YMCA program center and community health care clinic for Woodson YMCA in Weston, Wisconsin. McMAHON is extremely proud of the relationships developed with these YMCA organizations, and is honored to have been selected as the design partner for the Manitowoc-Two Rivers YMCA project.
The McMAHON design team will employ a tested approach that focuses on working collaboratively with YMCA staff as well as the selected Construction Manager, Hamann Construction. One example will be the use of 3D BIM technology to allow staff to visualize finished spaces. According to project manager, Kevin Chevalier, “One important design aspect will be to take advantage of the stunning Lake Michigan views.” All engineering and architectural design services will be provided by staff residing in McMAHON’s Neenah office.
“McMAHON truly enjoys working on projects like this one, which have a positive impact on the health and wellness of a community,” Chevalier notes. “Ultimately, we want to help the MTR YMCA meet its goals for their facility, which include improved safety and security, addressing deferred maintenance tasks, and creating a great member experience.”