Bellevue Community College, Early Learning, Family, and Childcare Center

Bellevue, Washington

  • FIRM

    MulvannyG2 Architecture

  • CLIENT

    Bellevue Community College and Costco Wholesale Corporation

  • AREA

    22,000 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $2,648,381.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    4/2002

Through a collaborative state, private and corporate partnership, the Early Learning, Family, and Childcare Center provides daycare and learning services for more than 200 children. The new center combines the programs, services and resources of all of the college’s childcare programs under one roof.

The architect designed the facility as a flexible prototype. The ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY260COST PER SQ FT$120.00FEATURED IN2002 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSpecialized facility is designed to have the look and feel of a home. The exteriors are designed to blend in with the surrounding neighborhood, and the interiors are designed to be an extension of the children’s homes, with residential scales, shapes and forms.

Costco Wholesale Corporation has partnered with the college to create a progressive daycare program that meets the needs of its employees and other Eastside parents.

The childcare center will serve the college’s faculty and students, Costco employees and the general public, providing daycare and educational services to infants, toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners. It has 14 children’s classrooms, two parent/child classrooms, one adult classroom, a kitchen, conference rooms, and a community-resource room where anyone can drop by to get information on childhood nutrition, health and development.