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Boston Young Men’s Christian Union (BYMCU) Facility Renovations

The BYMCU project was one of the most challenging to date for W.T. Rich Company. The BYMCU is America’s oldest continually operating athletic facility. Located in the heart of Boston, this five-story, 80,000 SF facility is an historical landmark. W.T. Rich was requested by the owner to maintain the facilities’ day-to-day operations while performing a major renovation. The exterior façade, windows, doors and frames were restored in a manner that preserved the historical details of the building. The entire facility had to be brought up to code. This entailed major reworking of the existing stairways and ceilings; fireproofing of existing structural steel elements; and the installation of a new sprinkler system throughout the building. All new mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems were installed throughout the structure. The project was completed on-time, within budget and to the full satisfaction of the owner.

Location: Boston, MA
Duration: January 2002 to February 2003
Contract Value: $10,060,000
Type: Private - Renovation
Owner: Boston Young Mens' Christian Union, Boston, MA
Designer: Rowe Design Group, Inc., Arlington, MA
Boston Young Men’s Christian Union (BYMCU) Facility Renovations Boston Young Men’s Christian Union (BYMCU) Facility Renovations Boston Young Men’s Christian Union (BYMCU) Facility Renovations Boston Young Men’s Christian Union (BYMCU) Facility Renovations Boston Young Men’s Christian Union (BYMCU) Facility Renovations Boston Young Men’s Christian Union (BYMCU) Facility Renovations Boston Young Men’s Christian Union (BYMCU) Facility Renovations


In a short amount of time, you literally gutted and rebuilt the Boston Young Men’s Christian Union Building in Downtown Boston. The dedication and commitment W. T. Rich demonstrated to ensure the project schedule was met without sacrificing quality or workmanship did not go unnoticed. When an unexpected pre-existing design condition was encountered, your team was up to the task of providing prompt remediation. There is no question that W. T. Rich delivers high value service and we were proud to have had this association.
- Monica Burke,
Construction Administrator, BYMCU
BYMCU Renovations Project