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Sheboygan Early Learning Center

The Sheboygan School District required an early learning center with an inviting, non-threatening environment for a diverse population of 650 three and four year old children and their families – many of whom are among Sheboygan’s Latino and Hmong population and learning English as a second language. The district emphasized integration and interaction among students, family and faculty as the major goals for this project. To encourage involvement of family members, the district additionally requested space for a family resource center, which provides family and consumer education classes, and children’s exercise and play area. While planning this early learning central resource center for the Sheboygan School District, the initial budget projections for development of a new/free-standing facility were unachievable for the client. The existing strip mall, which was unoccupied, was evaluated and deemed sufficient for the adaptive re-use for this facility which brought associated savings of nearly $25/square foot which ultimately allowed the project to be actualized.

Location: Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Size: 58,000 s.f.

Services Provided: Architectural Planning and Design, Structural, Mechanical, and Plumbing Engineering, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture

Completion Date(s): 1994

Doug Barnes, AIA

Doug Barnes, AIA

Vice President | Education & Religious Facilities Studio Director

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