YMCA Retirement Fund required a modern 52,000-square-foot workplace that would support employee health, wellness and productivity. MKDA created ample space for formal and casual collaboration such as board meetings, special events, luncheons, training and lectures. The high-tech space features a boardroom and divisible multipurpose room with flexible furniture and a Modernfold wall, a gym, and a sizable café with a custom mural of the New York skyline. Work areas provide superior ergonomic and functional design. Perimeter offices with glass walls and wood doors, low- and high-rise workstations with doors create an airy and open environment. The elevator lobby is detailed with glossy white architectural paneling punctuated by blue back-painted glass panels and dramatic circular light fixtures, while the reception area features a textured stone reception desk, patterned glass signage and vivid blue upholstery and area rug.