HEAD START SCHOOL

Civic

Early education is crucial to child development and facilities for children should have architecture that inspires a healthy appetite for lifelong learning from the beginning of their school career. Working with Pearl River Valley Opportunity, our design team planned a school with separate wings for Preschool children ages 3-5 and Infants/Toddlers. Common areas include playgrounds, parent training room, computer lab, administrative and service areas.
The structure is designed to reduce energy use by 50% through:
     high-efficiency building envelope
     daylighting and solar shading
     LED lighting
Materials include a wood frame structure for low embodied carbon, fiber-reinforced concrete board cladding with high recycled content, high-reflectance membrane and galvanized metal roofs.

PROJECT DETAILS
Completed 2021
Program: 25,000 SF including 14 classrooms, indoor play, computer lab, and support spaces
Cost: $7,000,000

Project Team:
unabridged Architecture, Architect
Gould Evans, Associate Architect
Live Oak Engineering
Associated Design Group