YMCA of the Rockies
Mootz Family Craft + Design Center
One of the most popular activities at the YMCA of the Rockies – rain or shine – is the arts and crafts center – where parents can work with leather or ceramics, while kids spend time painting or bead-making. For years, the center was crowded into a tight space in the lower level of an activity building, next to the maintenance shop.
Now artistically bent campers have a building all their own; with filtered light from wrap around porch windows and numerous skylights providing excellent daylighting while limiting glare. Each craft section has its dedicated space, with ample storage in the floor level below. Glass framed garage doors open the space to the outside on calm summer days allowing adults to continue to work on their projects even as the more restless members of the family romp on the adjacent playground.
Estes Park, Colorado
Size: 6,200 square feet