Randall-Paulson Architects designed this facility intended to house medically fragile children for Childkind, Inc.
The long term program for Childkind encompasses a facility with three primary functions. It will feature Administrative/Family Services,
Overnight Respite Care for twelve children, and a Day Care for one hundred children.
Phase I has been completed and includes site development and two large modular buildings providing day care for thirty-eight children and
family services administration. Project responsibilities to date have been preliminary engineering studies, conceptual site layouts, permanent building schematic
design, civil engineering, modular building plans, and construction administration.
The permanent building is multifunctional with creative zoning and circulation. The Day Care must have immediate access to the playground. The site
presented the most difficult problem of the design for this project. Significant subsoil rock was present. Land area available is very restricted and the grade level changes are significant.
The client desired the permanent facility to present a welcoming and peaceful presence for the children. Natural materials have been selected to present a soothing appearance and to be durable for many years.