The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas hired GFF to help reposition their downtown facility – the T. Boone Pickens YMCA – to compete with new and emerging competitors in the market. The renovation primarily takes place on the third and fourth floor of the building. One of the primary goals was to create an environment that encourages social interaction throughout the facility. Informal lounge areas dot the perimeter of the racquetball courts and around the cafe area where members can visit or take advantage of the upgraded WiFi network.
The design opened up the existing space by increasing the use of natural light. Additional amenities include an upgraded yoga and pilates room, renovated locker rooms, expanded children’s area and 10,000 SF state-of-the-art cardio and weight center. The scope of work also included a new elevator system and renovation of the parking garages.