Barelas Child Care Center
City of Albuquerque
3.080 sq ft new facility
Adjacent to the Zoo, and carefully designed around existing old cottonwood trees----
this Child Care facility includes a science exploration room and multiple learning opportunities, set in a unique exterior environment.
Window treatment fosters play and learning - with special shapes placed low to the floor and accessible to the toddlers for connection to the outdoors.
Finger-Painting wall strips are inserted into the exterior wall. 
Trellis and solid exterior roofs offer a variety of outdoor spaces....
The landscape is a learning environment. 
We interviewed teachers, watched kids and a wonderful building emerged.