GH2 worked alongside the YMCA of Greater Tulsa and The University ofOklahoma Schusterman Health Center to design the new Tandy FamilyYMCA located in the heart of Tulsa that will be unlike any facility in the region.The transformation of the unique facility is a combination of a completerenovation of the existing 50,300-square-foot Thornton Family YMCA anda new 48,162-square-foot expansion. Within the facility, a sports physicaltherapy and medical clinic are seamlessly integrated, allowing both Ymembers and patients access to a unique blend of sports therapy, patientcare and health and wellness services.
The Client asked our design team to reflect the character of the facility in their design and to embrace and promote the core values of the YMCA (ahealthy mind, body and spirit) while retaining the facility’s historical place as alandmark within the local community. With its thoughtful space planning, theabundance of natural light, dynamic views from large windows and naturalpalette of materials, the renovated YMCA fully fulfills that desire. In addition,the stone, concrete, steel, glass and wood used throughout the facilitypromote the connection between the outdoor and indoor environments. Theresult is a warm, inviting, multi-generational facility that engages the mind,body and spirit of everyone within the Tulsa community.
The center boasts an enviable outdoor splash park and indoor aquaticcenter with program elements for fitness, therapy, and fun. The buildingprogram also includes a complete fitness and wellness center, gymnasium, multi-story climbing wall, multiple studios, nutritional kitchen, child and familyadventure spaces, and multi-use community rooms for the various programsof the YMCA and The University of Oklahoma. State-of-the-art technology isintegrated throughout the whole facility.
The phase 1 renovation was completed in July 2016, and the phase II renovation was completed in early 2017.