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August 17, 2015
University Y Student Center at 1710 Market St. in downtown Tacoma is both a student center for the University of Washington Tacoma and a gym for the YMCA.
The $22 million, 70,238-square-foot center opened in January. UW Tacoma student fees financed much of the project.
It has assembly and office space, locker rooms, strength-training equipment, cardio and track components, a climbing wall and a gym with a basketball court.
Wood from the demolished Longshoremen's Hall was reused in a wall display about the history of that building.
The project won a 2015 national award from Design-Build Institute of America in the educational facilities category.
Developers: UW Tacoma, YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties
General contractor: Mortenson Construction
Architect: McGranahan Architects
Structural engineer: PCS Structural Solutions
Mechanical engineer: Enginuity Systems
Electrical engineer: Hultz BHU
Civil engineer: AHBL
Mechanical contractor: Pease & Sons
Electrical contractor: Danard Electric
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