MetroWest YMCA – Summer Day Camp Lodge


MetroWest YMCA


Hopkinton, MA


Gorman Richardson Lewis Architects (GRLA)



Completed in just seven months as a design-build project, the new 7,000 sq. ft. lodge was designed and built with architects Gorman Richardson to provide new summer day camp opportunities and new indoor space during inclement weather for campers. The team provided pre-construction and construction management services, and worked within the non-profit organization’s budget to construct this new summer base on their 116-acre wooded site. Among the project’s approaches to support the client’s fast track schedule, the site and foundation work was expedited to allow construction during the winter months – and, to guarantee the lodge’s summer opening.

  • Installation of pre-engineered timber framing and insulated roofing system contributed to improving the schedule while meeting the aesthetic goals of the project
  • Keeping the project within budget was paramount and part of all decisions – The CM team improved budgets through buyout and work activity efficiencies
  • Successful management of seasonal weather calendar to meet summer opening

Project managed by Rubicon staff, while with a previous firm.