Breathing new life into a tired facility is both challenging and rewarding, as evidenced by the Oshkosh Community YMCA’s renovation and addition. Judges rewarded the 50-year-old facility’s redesign for introducing many of today’s high-in-demand amenities — from family locker rooms and a teen center to a hot yoga studio and a teaching kitchen.
Facilities of Merit winners were selected in July by a panel of seven architects at the conclusion of two days of deliberations at AB Media headquarters in Madison, Wis. Next month, the architects, consultants and facility owners behind each winning project will be honored at a reception at the Athletic Business Conference & Expo in Orlando.
Thanks to all 54 entrants for helping ensure the program’s high level of competition, and congratulations to the 2019 Facilities of Merit. — The Editors