Downtown Des Moines Plans for New YMCA

Alvine Engineering has partnered with Architects Smith Metzger in the design of a new YMCA in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. The newly-named Wellmark YMCA will replacethe 50-year-old Riverfront YMCA, and will be located in the Polk County Convention Complex (Plex). The renovation plan and design concepts include a 50-meter pool with significant seating to host major aquatic events, family pool, gym and indoor track, racquetball, squash and handball courts, and a wellness center. The association’s main offices will also be located in the new facility, scheduled for completion in 2015.