The new building maintained a residential style, fitting into the local community with a two-story craftsman style bungalow exterior. The overall design provides an experiential theater where children can play and learn in an energetic space. This design approach can be seen in organic ways; one of the most unique, and surprising, is through the windows. Large two-story windows allow for a flood of daylight where the children gather once a week to observe, with great excitement, regular visits from the garbage man, allowing for early lessons in waste management!
The IDS architectural & interior design team worked in collaboration to bring to life a vibrant Center with benefits for all-children, faculty, parents and university students. Safety and durability defined the finishes used throughout the facility and supported the play-based curriculum.