Alexandria Area YMCA
Alexandria, Minnesota

A collaboration between Lakes Area Recreation Association, Douglas County Hospital, City of Alexandria, Young Peoples Place and YMCA.

ORB provided Construction Management Services for the Alexandria Area YMCA. The YMCA facility includes a full-service day care center, a lap pool , leisure pool with slide, suspended running track and state-of-the-art health center that overlooks the g ymnasium, front lobby and pool.

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YMCA Board & Committee Involvement

  • Feasibility analysis – conceptual planning / design / estimating 
  • Capital campaign participation
  • Site analysis & land acquisition negotiations
  • Master program scheduling / space programming / FF& E planning
  • Design team solicitation / selection / process management
  • Executive Director search / selection assistance
  • Young People’s Place negotiations – Y childcare center / merger
  • Douglas County Hospital lease negotiations – physical therapy service
  • Negotiations w/ FCA to locate an office in the Y


  • Construction Management
  • Liaison between Owner, architect, engineers and contractors
  • Professional construction advice, input and leadership on planning activities to facilitate decision-making leading up to the design phase
  • Site analysis and selection, preparation of pro forma and information needed to secure financing
  • Develop an overall facility needs assessment including future expansion planning
  • Solicit community input
  • Prepare total project cost budgets needed for feasibility and financing
  • Coordinate surveying and soil investigation reports
  • Participate in design review meetings with local officials
  • Development of responsibility matrix and master program schedule
  • Development of centralized cost management system for project
  • Design team solicitation, selection and management
  • Construction Management and Site Supervision
  • Value engineering recommendations
  • Comprehensive review and provide input on final construction bid documents
  • Monitor request for information (RFI) process
  • Coordinate temporary on-site facilities
  • Submit regular project updates and conduct weekly site construction meetings
  • Coordinate shop drawings and product approvals with architect and engineers
  • Observe construction for quality and conformance to documents
  • Coordinate inspections by Building Officials, architects and engineers
  • Manage punch list walk through and approval
  • Administer warranty work throughout warranty period

Client Reference

  • Jeff Bartholomew, Former Executive Director 
  • 320.815.3661