EDUCATION

 

Location:

Las Vegas, NV

 

Size:

13,000 s.f.

 

Completion Date:

July 2011

 

Owner:

Morgan-Sloan, LLC

 

The client’s goal was to create an upscale preschool facility to accommodate 250 students – infants through school age children.  The 2.5 acre site is located in the Mountain’s Edge master planned community and had to integrate with the surrounding development.  In addition, a portion of the site was to be left for future commercial development.

 

The solution included a 13,000 square foot building with a porte cochere for drop off & pick up.  The building is organized around a simple circulation corridor that is efficient and easily supervised.  The corridor was designed to add life to the building interior by including 4 enlarged nodes that are finished to reflect the four seasons.  This concept assists the children in way finding and introduces some playfulness to the interior.

 

The classrooms were designed for educational curriculum delivery and age appropriateness.  Daylighting and views to the exterior playground were included as well as selection of durable and easily maintained materials to reduce operational costs.