CS Design: CS Design: YMCA-Estes Park Center
The YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park Center began implementing the first phase of their master plan in 2006, beginning with the Core Development project. BHA Design collaborated with the Neenan Company for this phase of the project which focused on creating a pedestrian friendly core. This involved constructing 3 new lodges, providng outdoor gathering/dining spaces, pedestrian paths, adding a conference center onto the Ruesch auditorium, and renovating the north facade of the Ruesch.
Cara was the project manager for this phase while employed at BHA Design and was involved in the design from concept through constuction. As the YMCA has continued with improvements, Cara (as the president of CS Design) has had the pleasure of being the landscape architect to design the promenade, memorial garden, Longhouse plaza, east side playground, the entry feature off of Tunnel Road and the Secret Garden space at the Jellison Library.