Dunham has provided mechanical and electrical engineering services on over ten different YMCAs over the past 15 years. Recently we have completed a new facility in St. Cloud, Minnesota. We have spotlighted a few recent YMCA Community Center projects below:

Cook County Family YMCA – Grand Marais, MN

This project features a new YMCA facility attached to an existing high school. The community center includes an aquatics center, fitness center, walking track, physical therapy, child care, locker rooms, meeting rooms, youth area, multi-purpose recreation space, and a full kitchen. Mechanical, electrical, and energy modeling services were provided for this project.

St. Cloud YMCA – St. Cloud, MN

This new 106,000 SF YMCA and Aquatics Center is unique in that it includes spaces utilized by the City of St. Cloud, YMCA, and CentraCare health.  The new facility includes 8,100 SF of aquatics space that features a zero‑entry family pool and a lap pool. The space also includes three basketball courts, two racquetball courts, a walking track, fitness center, locker rooms, and a Kids Zone area with indoor and outdoor play spaces.

Austin Community and Recreation Center – Austin, MN

This project is a two-story, 105,000 SF health and wellness center with a leisure pool, a 25-yard lap pool, and two gymnasiums. The first floor includes locker rooms, administration space, preschool, community event area, youth play area, and a loading dock. The second floor contains the fitness space, yoga and pilates studios, and a running track. Our services included full mechanical, electrical, and low voltage system design services as well as commissioning services. Dunham commissioned the HVAC and lighting systems throughout the construction, field verification and testing, turnover/occupancy, and post-construction/warranty phases of the project.


  • 15+ year working relationship with various YMCAs
  • Engineering services provided at over ten YMCA locations
  • Projects include energy modeling, infrastructure study and upgrades, renovations, expansions, and new construction
  • Facilities include Aquatic Centers, Fitness Centers, Leisure pools, Lap Pools, Splash Pad Water Parks, Gymnasiums, Locker Rooms, Day Care/Kid Zones, Kitchens, Locker Rooms, and more.