Glenwood YMCA

YMCA of Greater Erie

Glenwood YMCA
Glenwood YMCA
Glenwood YMCA
Glenwood YMCA
Glenwood YMCA
Glenwood YMCA
Glenwood YMCA
Glenwood YMCA

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The existing fitness center needed to be relocated from a windowless basement space, requiring an expansion to the facility.  The goal was to merchandise the activity through transparency as opposed to the existing opaque building.  This was a primary finding from a market study that suggested expansion and improvements would assist in retaining existing members and attracting new members.  Another goal was to create a current state-of-the-art multi-purpose gymnasium.


The Glenwood YMCA underwent a renovation and expansion to serve the growing Glenwood YMCA membership. The 26,000+ sf expansion provides a new entrance lobby, snack bar, fitness area with an abundance of natural light, chapel, multi-purpose studio, child watch area, Multi-Activity-Center (MAC) gymnasium and elevated running/walking track.  Transparency from space to space within was increased, and extensive walls of glass were provided at the exterior of the new additions enabling passersby to better see the activity within.


Upon completion of the project the YMCA experienced a significant uptick in memberships and achieved membership growth as forecast in the market study.

“Last week a member of our National YMCA Leadership Team visited Erie from Colorado and I took him on a tour of our YMCAs. He was very impressed with our facilities and stated that he would put our YMCAs up against some of the best YMCAs in the country. I was very proud to show him some of our recent renovation projects we completed and the impact those projects are having on the lives of some of our members. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for the impact your architectural firm has had on the YMCA and the people we serve. Your commitment to excellence, your ability to listen to input from our volunteers and staff as well as the ability to bring the right group of people together to produce superior designs cannot be matched.”
Gerry Vandemerwe
Chief Executive Officer
YMCA of Greater Erie
  • Planning
  • Programming
  • Space Planning
  • Fit Planning
  • Budget Development
  • Cost Estimating
  • Architecture
  • Feasibility Study
  • Concept Development
  • Interior Design
  • Land Planning and Development
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Construction Management
  • Building Assessment
  • Schedule Development
  • Construction Phasing Plan
  • Cash Flow Projections
  • Project Accounting