Early Learning Centers

The design of early learning centers should have an integrated focus on children, practitioners, and parents. From the earliest moments, the places we associate with our formative experiences form a lasting impression in our memories. Thoughtful design leads to an appreciation of the built and natural environment, which will be carried into adulthood.

We know that both size and scale are important to a child’s perception of space. This means understanding details—from the height of window sills to the height of case work and—sometimes, organizing large buildings into smaller, more comprehensible components. We believe it is important to incorporate views as well as direct physical connections to the outdoors from indoor environments. Natural light, sustainable materials, and soothing colors contribute to a nurturing indoor setting.