UCLA Early Care and Education Center
Los Angeles, CA
UCLA engaged th+a to design a high quality child care facility to support their strategic plan and to complement existing UCLA educational programs in early childhood development.
Our design team worked to convert the fourth level of a shopping center- former site of a Longs Drug store- into space appropriate for childcare use.
The final design provides light-filled, colorfully detailed spaces with a strong indoor-outdoor connection throughout the fifteen classrooms and administrative areas. The program grew to serve a total of 221 children.