Dwight Child Care

University of California, Berkeley, California
The center serves 40 infants (ages three months to three years). The modular building is designed to create safe, nurturing and stimulating environments for the children. The project meets the University‚Äôs target for a LEED Silver building. Radiant in-floor heating tempers the four program rooms while the other occupied spaces have wall-mounted radiators served by the same boiler. The roof is articulated to optimize natural light and passive ventilation,
key strategies for both enhancing the learning environment and saving energy.

Design Excellence, Berkeley Design Advocates 2015

Team: Illuminosa Lighting Design, Siegel & Strain Architects, David Wakely (photography)

Front Facade

Front Facade

Front Facade

Front Facade

Main Entrance

Main Entrance

Classroom Interior

Classroom Interior

Main Lobby Interior

Main Lobby Interior

Rear Play Yard

Rear Play Yard

View from Dwight Way

View from Dwight Way