University of Washington Tacoma YMCA


The University of Washington Tacoma, in partnership with the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties, constructed a new three-story Student Recreation and Fitness Center on the UWT campus. With over 73,000 square feet of space, the amenities include a rock climbing wall, full-size gymnasium, weight and cardio equipment, NCAA regulation basketball and volleyball courts, a suspended indoor running track and fitness programs plus dedicated space for student programs, organizations and events. By selecting concrete shear walls as the lateral system, PCS was able to provide increased column spacing which leads to large unobstructed views.

photography by Lara Swimmer