How can a modest atelier represent a school's values and expand its vision for the future?
The Growing Place, a preschool inspired by the educational philosophy of Reggio Emilia, was interested in creating a dedicated studio space. Adopting the Reggio approach, March Studio collaborated with the teachers and children in the design process, creating a space that mirrors the ideas, values, attitudes and cultures of the people who live and work within and, as such, reflect the school's unique strengths, history, community and philosophy. The space for learning is not an isolated studio; it is connected to the school and is fed by its complexities.
Winner of The American Institute of Architects/LA Design Award, 2001.