YMCA Meta Media
Meta (Music, Engineering, Technology, Arts) Media is a new digital media lab that combines youth interests and production centered learning experience with instruction adults who support learning in a collaboration and critical way. The program required transformation of an existing space within a historic building and underutilized 90-year-old space. The design inserts a spine of new program and conceals the new utilities that had to be delivered to the space to accommodate technology while large expanses of glass provide visual connection between the music, office and workshop spaces. Overcoming technical and spatial constraints, MetaMedia is anchored by three custom designed elements identifying a central hub, dedicated 3d printer area and reconfigurable seating ziggurat.
- Evanston, IL
- 3,400 SF
- Adaptive Reuse
- McGaw YMCA
- Shaw Contract "Design Is" Award Winner for Education Spaces
“I never would have pursued poetry or music or even had a mentor if it wasn’t for MetaMedia.”