Carlisle Family YMCA, Carlisle, PA
This multiple phased 81,181 gsf project transformed the Carlisle Family YMCA, to better serve their growing community by replacing outdated and aging spaces with fun, welcoming and energy-efficient program spaces for all ages. Since 1859, YMCA has been the heart of the community serving more than 10,000 people. Portions of their facility date to 1899, with all the problems that can come with an older building. Murrays partnered with Mowery Construction for this design-build project and the center remained operational during all the construction.
Phase I removed the 19th-century school building and squash/racquet ball courts for a two-story addition for new entrances, lobby, multipurpose youth and meeting spaces, a teaching kitchen, plus a large new a state-of-the-artWellness Center. Phase II consisted of another two-story addition to house multiple fitness, yoga and cycling studios, the new administration suite, and a new childcare center which will increase its enrollment by 30%. New locker rooms, interior renovations, and a large parking lots were also a part of the project. The energetic and fun interiors were designed utilizing the YMCA’s branding color pallet, creating a new dynamic member experience.
All Photos courtesy of Mike Mihalo Photography
“The response from donors has also been very positive and several community groups have hosted gatherings in our first-floor meeting rooms and kitchen. Activities like this provide exposure to the community and will lead to further growth and increased revenue moving forward. When members from other Ys visit, we frequently hear “Wow! I’ve never seen a YMCA like this before!” I can’t thank Murrays enough for your work to create a carefully designed building that meets our needs and sets us up for success in the years to come. It was a pleasure working with your team.”
Retired Chief Executive Officer of the Carlisle Family YMCA
August 29, 2022
“I’m excited for all the NEW opportunities we have for the kids in the childcare center. I definitely see all the hard work everyone did to make such a beautiful and safe space for our community. Just walking through the front doors you feel welcomed and comfortable in the space – which nowadays is very hard to come by. As for the classroom color schemes are exactly what I would have chosen. The purple walls with gray and white accents for a minimalist look! Each time the kids walk into the classroom their eyes light up with all the new toys and furnishings.”
Lead Teacher in the preschool classroom
August 29, 2022