HEAD START SCHOOL
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
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.
Program: 25,000 SF including 14 classrooms, indoor play, computer lab, and support spaces
unabridged Architecture, Architect
Gould Evans, Associate Architect
Live Oak Engineering
Associated Design Group