Description: The design celebrates the biggest asset of the Y as a community facility; its diverse, multi generational user base. As members move through the different bands, they experience the simultaneous happenings that animate the building. By using off-the shelf materials in unconventional ways, the design creates unique spaces within a limited budget. Fields of fluorescent light fixtures of different sizes redraw the ceiling while bands of colored tiles reconfigure the floor plane. The new entrance lobby has a gradient blue custom pattern cement tile floor, a field of circular fluorescent lights, and bright yellow recycled plastic lounge furniture. The distinct character of the bands enables the modularity of the scheme, where one program space can be replaced by another (like slots in a computer) without compromising the integrity of the design.