Sterling YMCA & Early Education Center

Beverly, Massachusetts
Architecture, Interiors

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To expand its offerings and attract new members, the Sterling Campus of the Greater Beverly YMCA hired SV Design for two back-to-back projects. The first was the design of a new building entry, and a 9,000 square-foot expansion that added much-needed space while incorporating renovations into the existing structure. Following this, we built an all-new 12,500 square-foot Early Education Center that expands the community-based organization to accommodate more children in its daycare and after-school programs. Our design team worked closely with the client to optimize flow, and reconfigure their exercise studios, fitness areas, and lounge spaces. We also renovated the Y’s locker rooms, and added an expanded physical therapy center and executive suite.

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The new addition rethinks the lobby and entrance space, adding a skylight and open design that gives the space the ‘wow’ factor that was needed, as well as a more inviting path through the building. Improved handicap accessibility and design changes to the building’s exterior make a strong first impression for prospective members, staff, and current members.

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Photographer: Marshall Dackert