The building is sited to create two outdoor spaces—one completes the corner of the back quadrangle and one defines an open quadrangle in front of Founders Hall. C-shaped, the building wraps around a courtyard enclosed on three sides by a single-loaded corridor.
A loggia or entry faces out toward a quadrangle that is part of the open space of the lower school campus. ASSOCIATED FIRMHNTB CorporationCOST PER SQ FT$219.00FEATURED IN2000 Architectural Portfolio arts-and-crafts or mission style reflects the surrounding neighborhood.
The central play space is protected, secure, and easily observed by adults.
The multipurpose room in arts-and-crafts style features a coffered ceiling, stained glass, divided wood windows, oak woodwork and tile floors.
There are eight classrooms designed at the scale of small children. Each has:
Differentiated spaces for instructions, art, quiet time and free play; a wooden alcove raised six inches that is surrounded by windows; exterior windows from which children can see outside or over to the next classroom; two interior windows from which children can look out into the corridor and across the corridor through glass to the open-air play space; a cubby area for storage; a shared, child-sized restroom.
Photographer: ©Steve Swalwell/Architectural Fotographics