Back in October of 2011, we were hired by the Acorn School to design a new early childhood learning center known as the Wilderness Early Learning Center. We transformed an existing two-storey industrial office building into an early childhood learning center.
The grand opening will take place on Saturday, September 15 from 10am to Noon. For more information visit the school’s website.
Features of the new school include five Acorn School classrooms, three Boulder County Headstart classrooms, commercial kitchen space, and a shared teacher work area.
Going into this project, it was necessary to design for all of the required spaces. There is a minimum square footage per child as required by the State Licensing Board and the City of Boulder to allow for the desired number of children. We were also able to create a home-like and welcoming feel to the building within the school’s tight budget.
This project took a total of three months to design with a six month construction schedule. The permit was issued in January.