Downtown Lincoln Family YMCA Remodel

Phoenix, AZ

The Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA consists of a major renovation, exterior addition and upgrade to the existing YMCA including renovation of the residential tower. A new major entry canopy along 1st Ave provides the YMCA with a more welcoming and dynamic presence in downtown Phoenix.

The project includes a hotel tower on 5 floors, fitness center on 3 floors, teen center & after school program, and YMCA headquarters offices. New multipurpose rooms, locker rooms, cafe, lobby, registration areas, and administrative offices were provided in addition to the new fitness areas.

Special challenges: Code upgrade of building 40+ years of age, design for phasing to allow continued operation during construction. Design provided for alternative access for use of the facility throughout construction.

  • 4 Phases, new construction & renovation
  • New signature entry & major streetscape image
  • Maintained continuous operation during construction



Photo Credit: Bill Timmerman