The Weingart-Lakewood Family YMCA, in collaboration with Studio One Eleven, revealed the AIA Long Beach/ South Bay award winning, new design for their facility. The center was first established in 1958, and has become an integral part of the Lakewood Community and will build upon their success with the modern renovation and addition.
A before and after of the Weingart-Lakewood Family YMCA.
The new facility doubled to 32,000 square feet, adding an exercise room, family changing area, yoga room, teen center, children’s center, boardroom and kitchen. The addition and renovation has contributed to a 50% increase toward the facilities existing 5,000-person membership.
“The expanded Weingart-Lakewood Family YMCA by Studio One Eleven is smart, new, and well-considered architecture,” notes Lakewood historian D. J. Waldie. “It’s essential that an older suburban community find ways to interpret the past in its future. Sensitive to its context, the YMCA addition admirably meets the needs of Lakewood’s 21st century residents while recalling the optimism of mid-century design.”
Through thoughtful design concepts and collaborative efforts, the Weingart-Lakewood Family YMCA officially presented the facility to the Lakewood community, City of Lakewood officials and key project team members. Congratulations to the Lakewood YMCA and to everyone who was involved on making the project a success.
West elevation and grand hall overlooking pool
For more information on the Weingart- Lakewood YMCA check out this article presented by the Press Telegram.