Featured Educational Projects
UPG Childcare Center
The University of Virginia Physicians Group, a private foundation that serves the needs of the University of Virginia Health System, identified providing high quality childcare as one of its most urgent needs. UPG hired brwarchitects to work with Bright Horizons for the design and construction of a new Childcare Center, which serves 154 children. The 17,000 square foot facility is designed on a tight suburban site which required maximizing the available outdoor play areas for each age group. brwarchitects created a facility which provides every classroom direct access to an exterior play yard, generous amounts of natural light, and common spaces designed to provide varying experiences of scale. The design of each space is tailored to respond to the age and perceptions of each group of children. Materials, finishes and even the landscape design have been coordinated to reinforce the theme of ‘Growing Healthy Lives’. The design of the new Childcare Center reflects UPG’s historical links to Thomas Jefferson’s University and corporate vision of Responsibility, Integrity, Stewardship, and Excellence.
Children’s Wing – High Street Methodist Church
The Covenant School
The joint venture of Wardell/Boney Architects was selected as the winning design for the Covenant School through a design competition. The campus is comprised of a 96,000 SF school, athletic fields, parking and a future performing arts center, set on the largest rise of the 24-acre site to afford them visual prominence. Designed as a quadrangle, the central green is shared by the four academic houses, each serving 135 students. Each house has a locker commons and study lounge, designed as classical pavilions overlooking the soccer fields beyond. The main entry lobby reinforces the combination of modern educational resources in the context of a classical tradition.