The Northeast Bronx YMCA, a LEED Gold certified project, creates a community campus for Community District 12, alongside NYCHA’s Baychester and Edenwald Houses. The YMCA’s vision was to build a facility that meets the wide-ranging needs of the economically diverse youth and families that live in the Northeast Bronx and provide access for neighborhood families to a state-of-the-art community hub, a space for everyone from children to seniors to engage in safe and fun recreational activities.
The building's three pavilions center around an interior courtyard, containing mature trees carefully preserved from the original site.
The double-height entry lobby in the main pavilion opens onto a plaza which provides space for outdoor activities and gatherings.
The Northeast Bronx YMCA is a modern, vibrant recreational and community facility with programs and services to build a stronger, healthier and more connected neighborhood.
Throughout the facility, views of the interior courtyard are preserved, adding a constant connection to nature.
The YMCA building includes two swimming pools, a 7,200 square foot dividable gymnasium, a wellness center, childcare, group exercise studios and sub-dividable community and multipurpose rooms.
First floor plan
The teaching kitchen offers community programs in nutrition and cooking to empower individuals and families with the skills, knowledge, and confidence towards a healthy lifestyle.
Bronx, New York, New York
YMCA of Greater New York
Cultural, Public, Recreational, Institutional
Jonathan Marvel, Lissa So, Martha Bush, JS Yong, Justine Ala, Carol Nung, Sen Ando, Yadiel Rivera, Maria C. Colon
Thomas Polise Consulting Engineer (MEPFA), Silman (Structural), Philip Habib & Associates (Civil), Trace Pool Design (Pool), Dot Dash (Lighting Design), RWDI (Envelope) Code Green (Sustainability), Cerami & Associates (IT, Security, AV), Van Deusen Associates Inc (VDA) (elevator)
Architect's Newspaper Honorable Mention - Unbuilt Public Category, Architecture Honor Award - 2022 AIANY Design Awards, NYCxDESIGN Social Impact Award, Architizer A+ Special Mention, Gyms & Recreation Centers , 2022 Green GOOD DESIGN® Award, Best New Building, Municipal Art Society of New York MASterworks Awards, ENR New York: Award of Merit Sports/Entertainment, The Chicago Athenaeum: The International Architecture Award