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Kettle Moraine YMCA Family Natatorium

Zimmerman was commissioned by the Kettle Moraine YMCA to provide a space needs analysis and expansion plans for its existing building in West Bend.  The study concluded that an expansion of the Y was both necessary to facilitate growth in operations and to offer additional services to the community.   Desired program elements were a lobby expansion to facilitate staffing efficiencies, an expanded fitness center, and expanded youth program offerings. The expansion also included a family natatorium project which provides a new thematic pool space that introduces:

  • Zero depth wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Plunge pool
  • Tube slide from a stair tower
  • Whirlpool
  • Small play structure
  • Children’s slide
  • Tipping buckets and other children’s activities

The site was analyzed for the potential to accommodate a physical expansion for the desired spaces.  Zimmerman subsequently provided design plans and construction documents for the expansion.


Location: West Bend, Wisconsin

Size: 14,000 s.f.

Services Provided: Architectural Planning and Design, Structural, Mechanical, and Plumbing Engineering, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture

Completion Date(s):
Expansion – 2004
Natatorium – 2011

Contractor/Construction Manager: Horizon Construction

Brian Hatzung, AIA, LEED-AP

Brian Hatzung, AIA, LEED-AP

Vice President | Recreational Facilities Studio Director

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John Klett, AIA, NCARB

John Klett, AIA, NCARB

Vice President | Senior Design Architect

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