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ASID Award-winning Corporate Space | The Early Learning Coalition

This interior alteration for this non-profit benefiting children was moving to a smaller space due to advancements in technology reducing their need for space in their daily operations.

They planned to move to an existing office space and their programming needs were revised based on the amount of traffic that they were receiving on a daily basis. The new design solution incorporated several separate areas that transitioned from public, to semi-public to private offices while focusing on being an accessible and professional but child-friendly environment. The interior spaces included a new entrance lobby, a family services area, two conference rooms, an open circulation area for hosting events and classes, as well as private offices, small meeting rooms, and a breakroom for employees.

The theme within the build-out was to incorporate shades of blue that were already an important part of the non-profit’s branding as well as the introduction of contrasting vibrant yellows. Floor patterns, introducing the same carpet type in various patterns, such as a herringbone blend on the diagonal, a basket weave, or a random mix were utilized to express this common theme. In the family services area, a strong, hygienic, waterproof washable textile floor covering was used in a repeating pattern for children to be able to walk along “paths” or jump from tile to tile. Because the project was funded through a variety of budget line items, there was an area that was designed but not yet completed due to budgetary constraints. A rendering depicts a wall of interactive bookshelves for children to relax and turn the pages of a book. While the other elements of this room are complete, community fundraiser efforts are in place to see it to the finish as this is the last remaining piece to be provided.

We were honored to receive 1st Place in the Corporate Category in the 2018 ASID Florida North Chapter Design Competition.

Photo Credits: Elizabeth Davis Photography

The Early Learning Coalition