Brokaw Early Learning Center / DLR Group

© James Steinkamp

Community Unit School District 308 challenged to design a new early learning center to meet the unique needs of children age three to five. The center is home to three programs: Tuition Pre-School, Preschool for All, and Special Education.  ’s design solution resulted in a pinwheel layout, having four small houses around a central core of shared facilities, including administration, a multi-purpose gymnasium and a community/parent room.

Architect: DLR Group
Location: Oswego, Illinois, USA
Mechanical/Electrical Engineer: KJWW
Structural Engineer: TGRWA Engineering
Civil Engineer: Cowhey Gudmundson Leder, Ltd.
Site, Core and Shell Contractor: L.J. Dodd
Interior Fit-out Contractor: R.L. Sohol
Owner: Oswego Community Schools 308
Project Area: 39,800 sqf
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: James Steinkamp