This 17,000 SF multi-functional facility is set within a lush, wooded area next to a lake, athletic fields, and a running trail that connects the building to the rest of the McWilliams YMCA campus. The Schindeldecker Building serves approximately 300 children for after-school and summer programs. Clad in corrugated metal and stone, the pre-engineered steel structure offers flexibility in the floor plan’s organization, allowing all secondary programmatic spaces to center around the large community room. A canopy made from rough sawn timber and aluminum provides a covered area for outdoor activities.
The design increases the building’s possible uses whether for multiple small groups or a full group of summer campers. Two smaller multi-purpose rooms open directly onto the community room and can be closed off from that space with large garage doors. When these doors are open, the square footage of the community room increases by almost a third.