Maplewood Richmond Heights School District, Early Childhood Center

Maplewood, Missouri

  • FIRM

    Bond Architects, Inc.

  • CLIENT

    Maplewood Richmond Heights School District

  • AREA

    36,297 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $7,200,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    8/2017

Serving a growing student population, the Maplewood Richmond Heights Early Childhood Center addition and renovation provide a much-needed increase in space for teachers and students alike. The addition includes three new preschool classrooms along with a multipurpose room.
The renovation of the existing building converted 17 classrooms into 21 classrooms and six ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$198.00FEATURED IN2018 Educational Interiors ShowcaseINTERIOR CATEGORYPre-K/Early Childhood Education one-on-one study rooms. Each classroom contains built-in casework and a sink. Administrative offices have been relocated directly adjacent to the main entrance for improved safety and easier access by parents and students.
With the Reggio Emilia Approach at the forefront of the school’s curriculum, the design facilitates self-guided discovery and exploration by enhancing the built environment to act as a third teacher. One example of this approach includes the new porch that adjoins the addition’s preschool classrooms. Its ability to transition into a stage area serves as a backdrop to group activities and self-expression.