DESIGN EMBODIES COMMITMENT TO MIND, BODY, + SPIRIT
For more than a century, the North Oakland YMCA has served Oakland County. Responding to a high level of interest among area residents detailed in a market research study, an informed decision was made to build a new center. This facility is designed to augment other Oakland County YMCA facilities, and better serve community needs. ROSSETTI worked to create this new state-of-the-art branch that incorporates programmatic findings from the study and maximizes services to surrounding communities.
The commitment to mind, body and spirit is captured by the symbolic “Y” at the center of the buildings expansive glass entrance. Inside, the YMCA philosophy of health and wellness unfolds through a series of inspirational, calm spaces. This building was the first in the state to use a Terra Cotta rain screen – a progressive approach to using sustainable materials to help the building breathe.