Wesleyan Neighborhood Preschool

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Client
Wesleyan University
Type
Early Childhood Education
Size
7,000 SF
Location
Middletown, CT
Completion
December 2022
Client
Wesleyan University

Type
Early Childhood Education

Size
7,000 SF

Location
Middletown, CT

Completion
December 2022

The new Neighborhood Preschool for Wesleyan University provides early childhood education space for infants through Pre-K-aged children, serving both the University and wider Middletown community. Two classrooms for infants and toddlers and two classrooms for Pre-K students spread along a main corridor, and open directly onto outdoor play yards. Both the classrooms and corridor include many “cozy nooks” and breakout spaces where children can explore and learn in more intimate settings. The building is oriented to maximize natural daylight in the classrooms, with a large overhang protecting against too much solar heat gain during the summer. Targeting LEED Gold equivalence, the project prioritizes healthy building materials, a large rooftop solar array, and robust exterior envelope. The Neighborhood Preschool will provide the youngest members of Wesleyan’s extended community with a healthy, comfortable new space in which to learn and grow.

 

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Team
Karin Patriquin, Paolo Campos, Jennifer Shea
Photos
Renderings by Jennifer Shea
Team
Karin Patriquin, Paolo Campos, Jennifer Shea

Photos
Renderings by Jennifer Shea