$8M expansion pumps up West Seattle YMCA

Lease Crutcher Lewis earlier this year finished an $8 million expansion and renovation of the West Seattle YMCA, at 4515 36th Ave. S.W.

The completed YMCA totals 40,000 square feet, about one-third of which is new or substantially renovated. This includes an 8,400-square-foot addition with a heavy timber and CMU structure, street-facing windows and a daylit fitness areas. Crews also upgraded the HVAC system and built a new community room with a kitchen for cooking classes.

Part of the project involved a new entrance on Southwest Snoqualmie Street, which is expected to become a “festive street” that can be closed to cars during special events.

The building remained open during construction.

Miller Hayashi Architects was the architect. Other designers were: Sitewise Design, civil; Swenson Say Faget, structural; Sider + Byers, mechanical; Travis, Fitzmaurice & Associates, electrical; and Karen Kiest Landscape Architects. Avalon Project Management and Consulting was the owner’s representative.

Key subcontractors were: Fire Sprinklers Inc., H&M Electric, Mission Glass, Pinchiff Mechanical, Sessler (framing and wallboard), Snyder Roofing of Washington and Titan Earthwork.

West Seattle YMCA


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