SV Design selected to lead design of future YMCA Cape Cod Upper Cape branch
[BARNSTABLE COUNTY, 7/13/2021] – The YMCA Cape Cod has selected SV Design as the architect for their Upper Cape YMCA Facility project. Jen Hocherman, LEED AIA, will serve as the lead architect for the Beverly-based design firm, which has a local office in Chatham. The schematic design will begin immediately for the future project, which will be located at 485 Brick Kiln Rd, in Falmouth, MA.
This project, which aims to bring a 47,000 square foot facility to the Upper Cape, is the next step in a nearly decade long effort of bringing needed YMCA programs to the Falmouth area. In response to a Community Needs Assessment done in 2013, this facility plan includes a pool, wellness center, group exercise spaces, children and Youth spaces, play spaces, and multipurpose program space to meet the needs of the Falmouth and Upper Cape communities.
Stacie Peugh, President & CEO of the YMCA Cape Cod said, “We’re extremely excited to be moving forward with this step in selecting SV Design. Out of a great pool of possible architects, we were extremely pleased with SV Design’s past work experience, specifically their work with YMCA designs in Massachusetts”. Following completion of the schematic design’s rough draft, the YMCA Cape Cod plans to seek community feedback on design elements. Peugh said, “YMCA’s exist to support the community and make them stronger.
We want to make sure we’re fulfilling that promise.”
This announcement follows the January 2020 news that YMCA Cape Cod had secured a land parcel on Brick Kiln Road in Falmouth. This 7-acre property lies between Christ Lutheran Church and Falmouth High School. While the building may be a new addition, Y services on the Upper Cape are not. The YMCA Cape Cod currently operates two early education centers including Early Head Start & Head Start, three summer camps, and four before and after school programs, on the Upper Cape. This proposed new building will allow us to continue to meet the community’s needs for healthy living, youth development, and social responsibility provided by YMCA programs.
About the Y
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver lasting personal and social change. ymca.net