Miami Valley Child Development Center
Dayton, Ohio

Exterior Interior

Services: Architecture & Interior Design

Type: New Facility

Location: Dayton, Ohio

Completion: 1995

Project Cost: $2,151,000

Project Description: Located in the near west side of Dayton, this new facility consisted of separate child care and administration buildings.  The child care facility is a single-story, 12,000 S.F. building consisting of classrooms, a multi-purpose room and a kitchen.  The two-story, 24,000 S.F. administration building includes offices, conference rooms, training area and central material receiving and distribution for city-wide child care facilities.

These buildings were separated to take advantage of the lesser code requirements for administrative facilities.  It was more economical to build a separate administrative area to avoid, for this area, the restrictive codes inherent in child care facilities.  The buildings, however, were located adjacent to each other and maintained the same architectural character.  In order to emphasize the child care atmosphere, geometric shapes were used as accents, both inside and outside the building.  Each classroom is identified by geometric shapes such as rectangles, triangles and circles.  In addition, different colors are used to help the children identify specific areas with the building.