This 11,800 SF replacement facility provides the faculty, staff, and students with on campus childcare for 94 children and serves as hands on teaching tool for students in the University’s childcare development curriculum.
The building forms a low wall with minimal glazing along the campus side while opening up to and cradling the outdoor space at the rear.
The five classrooms are bathed in southern light from a continuous clerestory. Windows are positioned to offer child-height window seats that double as storage to supplement built-in cubbies and counters.
The multipurpose room projects into the playground, and its overhang extends to protect outside gatherings from the elements.