Young Family Athletic Center

Norman, Oklahoma

Young Family Athletic Center, a tournament/community recreation facility in Norman, OK, is a Norman Forward project (a voter-approved special sales tax initiative passed in 2015), it is also funded by a sizeable donation from the Trae Young Family Foundation. The building will be named after the NBA star who is from Norman, Oklahoma, and currently plays on the Atlanta Hawks.

LocationNorman, Oklahoma

ClientCity of Norman


CategoryAquatics, Tournament, Multigenerational

Square Footage120,000




Tournaments & Meets

The 122,000 square foot facility will feature a gym with eight basketball courts and 12 overlaying volleyball courts and two pools – an eight-lane, 25-meter competition pool and a 4-lane, 25-meter warmup pool. It will also have four locker rooms, a retail shop, wellness partner space, concessions and administration offices for the operator.

The Young Family Athletic Center will establish Norman as a hub in the sports tourism market.


The design process requires multiple iterations and ideas to get to the final product. Here are two of the schemes for the look and feel. The client went with black to avoid any "picking of sides" with the University of Oklahoma red.

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