Self+Tucker Architects

Universal Parenting Place

STA has developed a concept for a pilot site where parents receive professional guidance regarding parenting. Marlon Foster has described the proposed center as a cross between "Starbucks and the Children's Museum". Parents and their children will be welcome at the site. The entire space will provide opportunities for family style gatherings, interactive learning and creative play--where parents and children can play together. Designated areas shall facilitate pockets of interaction. It is to be a relaxed / yet vibrant environment with comfortable seating for adults as well as creative child-oriented furniture. The room is intended to communicate fun/ yet mature. The room is also intended to communicate a high regard for parents and the work of parenting.