An increase in membership prompted the Woodson YMCA to undergo significant reconstruction to modernize and expand its facilities. The construction efforts allowed the organization to offer greater services, such as a larger childcare center and additional wellness rooms. Neighboring redevelopment projects inspired the building’s organic elements and contemporary design.
Additional parking space was needed to accommodate the expansion. A concrete parking lot was chosen to complement the building’s modern façade and provide safety benefits over a prolonged service life. Offering more light reflectivity than alternative materials, concrete brightened the property without need for additional light poles. This increased visibility made the parking lot safer and more welcoming for early morning and late evening visitors. Concrete is an inherently durable paving solution that is poured with expansion joints that withstand freeze/ thaw cycles and prevent structural cracking. With minimal maintenance, exterior concrete resists age, wear, and weather over an extended life cycle of 30 years or greater.