Binghamton YWCA

The Binghamton YWCA turned to OCV for our expertise in supportive housing, historical preservation, and gut rehabs when they needed a partner to transform their run-down historical home into a modern, multi-use building.

The existing dorm-style housing was converted to 54 individual apartments, outfitted with new bathrooms and full kitchens. The new layout allows for nearly double the number of women and children to be served.

Common areas include TV lounges, computer lab, and laundry facilities on every floor, and a renovated gymnasium at the first floor. New office space and facilities were added for the Y’s 6 supportive and special needs programs. Original fireplaces and other historical elements were preserved in the re-building process.

Beyond the evident disrepair and interior restructuring, additional challenges included the need for OCV to assist the client in attaining funding sources, and an atypical infrastructure revealed only during demolition.

The old building was completely reconfigured and geared to support all the programs under a new, solid roof, while maintaining the uniqueness of its landmark.

Upon its completion, YWCA Binghamton honored OCV project architect Richard Vitto for his extraordinary work by naming its childcare center after him.

In 2009, the YWCA Binghamton was awarded Outstanding Residence of the Year by the Supportive Housing Network of New York.





YWCA of Binghamton & Broome Counties
Binghamton, NY
Completed 2008
PPJ Consulting, LLC
FAHS Construction

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