The Westside Family YMCA is a 76,136-square-foot ground-up, DSA building project consisting of a gymnasium, executive offices, exercise rooms, indoor swimming pools, classrooms, saunas, steam rooms, a rooftop track and a rooftop basketball court. Oltmans’ scope of work also includes the fire-life safety and elevator scopes for the adjacent parking structure to be built concurrently. When complete, the building will not only serve the thousands of members of the Westside Family YMCA, but will also provide many years of use for the University High School students. Interesting features of the project include a curved copper roof, extensive MEPs, a structure made up of tilt-up panels, masonry, cast in place concrete, and a glass curtain wall.

Oltmans Construction Co. has taken extra measures to mitigate safety risks and issues prior to the project breaking ground.

The Westside Family YMCA project is a replacement facility for the existing YMCA building and is located on LAUSD property at University High School in the heart of Santa Monica, California. Taking into consideration the proximity of the school, traffic and pedestrians, an 8’ fence with full height screening will be provided around the perimeter of the site. Additionally, Oltmans hired a traffic control company to navigate through the City of Los Angeles’ paperwork requirements and obtain permits to allow for lane closures during picks and the removal of street parking during construction hours for the duration of the project.  Along the south elevation of the project, there are existing power poles that will be required to either be sleeved or shut down during picks. Amongst other challenges, Santa Monica has stringent requirements regarding hours of construction operations, and combined with an aggressive schedule, crew sizes will be larger, which will necessitate the need for the onsite project staff to be thorough and active in the crews’ daily workplace safety.

Square Footage


68,490 s.f.