Phase One of the Hornell Area Family YMCA is a 38,000 s.f. replacement facility for the existing YMCA. Comprised of two stories, it features a Gym incorporating 2 side-by-side Junior High School-sized basketball courts and intramural competition-sized volleyball courts as well as a NCAA / High School-sized main basketball and volleyball court. Additionally, the project includes space for a future Natatorium with a 4-lane pool.
The second floor strategically places the wellness / fitness area over the lockers, allowing interior views of both the Main Gym and the future Natatorium. The wellness area is designed as a high-bayed open floor plan to accommodate a 1/13 mile perimeter walking track circumscribing a cardio theater and a free weights area. An aerobics and dance studio is augmented, for programming dexterity, with an adjacent, smaller-scale flexible studio.
Particular to this YMCA’s design is the inclusion of the Fletcher Family Music and Art Center. It offers an art studio and a music studio complete with four individual practice rooms. To support and accommodate the display of the center’s creative products, the second floor elevator lobby is designed to provide ample display possibilities for the Center as well as allowing open, ease of access and circulation throughout the second fl oors amenities.