Clarkston Early Childhood Center and Administration Building

Clarkston, Michigan

  • FIRM

    French Associates

  • CLIENT

    Clarkston Community Schools

  • AREA

    68,880 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $8,954,400.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    9/2005

In order to merge the district’s administrative staff services and board of education needs into one site, the architect expanded the existing 9,100-square-foot administrative office building. Additions included more offices and conference rooms, along with a board of education meeting room, which also can be used for large gatherings, school activities and ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$130.00FEATURED IN2006 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSpecialized meetings.

There also was a need for a new early-childhood center to house the kindergarten Kids Connection, Funshine Preschool, SPICE, DOLLS, extended preschool care, and rooms for preschool-enrichment programs. All furniture is scaled appropriately for its young occupants.

The exterior design is intended to blend with the surrounding residential environment. Each class appears to have its own identity, so the large building appears at a small scale. The cupolas were added to complete the older “schoolhouse” feel of the architecture.