Ferris State University East Campus Housing

Portfolio  ›  Building Design & Renovation  ›  Ferris State University East Campus Housing

Photo credit: Tower Pinkster; Granger Construction

Location: Big Rapids, MI

Architect: Tower Pinkster

Contractor: Granger

Square Footage: 120,000

Construction Cost: 19,000,000

The 4-story facility in downtown Grand Rapids is the first LEED-certified YMCA in the United States. It contains multiple basketball courts and pools, racquetball courts, a track, locker rooms, full fitness center, and the corporate offices for Greater Grand Rapids. The structure consists of precast concrete, achieving 80-feet clear span over the pools, and structural steel, with clear spans of 125-feet over the basketball courts.