Wade Griffith

From the 2023 Architectural Portfolio: Jefferson Early Childhood Center

Jan. 12, 2024
The project was recognized as an outstanding design in the Pre-K/Early Childhood category.

The Jefferson Early Learning Center in Houston, Texas, is organized into two villages that provide students with a sense of community and place. Each village has unique outdoor learning environments; a centralized courtyard and two outdoor exploration courtyards. The villages surround a central building spine that shares administrative spaces, instructional support, and shared core enrichment spaces like indoor play, art, and music. Paths and outdoor classrooms are situated throughout the undulating site to encourage student and community engagement with nature. 

Read more about the Jefferson Early Learning Center and view a photo gallery at SchoolDesigns.com.

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