Self+Tucker Architects

Douglass Head Start

The design of this modern, child-friendly early-childhood education center fits its neighborhood. Primary colors were chosen to liven up the facade and interior because of their appeal to school age children. Red, blue and yellow are used on throughout to reinforce this fact. With its skylights and vaulted ceiling, the central corridor offers a soaring, light-filled focus for the building's interior spaces. The 18,000 sf structure also contains a commercial kitchen, 8 classrooms, and a teacher workroom and lounge.