An existing mixed-use building on North Beacon Hill was completely transformed and approximately 1,200 square feet of new construction added to create a Head Start Center.
The facility provides multi-cultural care for up to 91 children ages 3-5 in full and half day programs in four classrooms. Approximately 1,500 square feet of family service staff offices and meeting spaces on the second floor is used for extensive family counseling and support offered by this program. A new outdoor play area was created at a portion of an existing parking lot. Challenges included accommodating all program elements on a tight site and maximizing natural light and ventilation in classrooms in an existing building.
- Client: Denise Louie Education Center
- Location: Seattle, Washington
- Year of Completion: 2005
- Project Size: 8,100 square feet
- Type: Childcare Center