We recognize the power of place: spaces that enable people to gather as a community with shared goals, traditions or values. Our work for religious organizations, community arts, recreation and entertainment venues is founded on creating or maintaining the facilities that support our social fabric.

the art in architecture

Read about our design partnership with artists John Dodd and Valerie O'Hara in Barbara Burke's interactive blog post chronicling our collaboration on the Hermance Family Chapel of St. Basil the Great.

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LaBella Associates and the

YMCA of Greater Rochester

"labella is a firm we put our trust in to help us move this association forward."
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RECENT cultural NEWS

August 22, 2019

Kids understand neighborhoods – most often, it’s where they go to find other kids. What follows can only be described as play: pick up games of basketball, spontaneous water fights, and lemonade stands.

In the 1950’s, Rochester was one of many cities that embraced the...

April 17, 2019

LaBella recently designed replacements for air handling systems to heat, cool and ventilate the 50,000 square foot indoor water park at the Massanutten Resort in Massanutten, Virginia. LaBella is uniquely qualified to carry out this work having prepared the original sc...

May 23, 2017

As schools, universities, and municipal parks become increasingly landlocked, our clients are constantly looking to balance the high demand of their sports programs with the maintenance and safety issues that come with overused fields. The National Federation of High S...

May 3, 2017

LaBella Associates is collaborating with the Boy Scouts of America - Mecklenburg County Council, to design a new dining facility at the Mecklenburg Scout Reservation, Camp Grimes. The camp is located on 1,115 acres in the foothills of the South Mountains near Marion, N...

November 19, 2015


On Tuesday, November 17th, a groundbreaking ceremony was held to celebrate the start of the new picnic pavilion and farmer’s market at the ESC Park in Troutman, NC. 


Soliciting community invovement has been a key component of the design process.  On October 30th, the...

August 3, 2015

Here at LaBella, we have been designing athletic fields for over 15 years. When it comes to athletic fields, there are many surface options available to choose from. Every project has different needs and priorities to take into account when choosing your surface. Facto...

July 16, 2015


We're proud to share these new photos of the Eastside YMCA expansion.  As noted in our ribbon-cutting post in March, the Eastside YMCA is now one of the largest YMCA's in North America, following a 10 month, $7 million expansion led by LaBella.


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July 9, 2015

LaBella Associates recently completed a design-build renovation and addition to the Genesee Valley Club with LeChase Construction.  The Club is located on historic East Avenue in Rochester.  Following extensive membership surveys and a conceptual master plan, the club...

March 31, 2015

The LaBella team joined the YMCA of Greater Rochester in celebration of the Eastside Family YMCA's 34,000 square foot expansion project.   The $7 million project was completed in 10 months, and includes new parking, a sports performance center, a stadium-style spinning...

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