This project remodeled an existing YMCA building to include an Infant Care Center for the First Presbyterian Church of Orange. This project served both the church and a non-profit group that provides care for infants of homeless mothers that are part of Casa Teresa, a non-profit organization in Orange. The project included a classroom for 10 infant to toddler aged children with a crib/nap room, diaper changing area, art area, eating area, kitchen & staff work area, all compressed into less than 1,000sf. It integrated a gable shaped interior ceiling with wood decking to provide elements of a homelike atmosphere in an institutional setting.
The project included the design of a 7,600sf adjoining playground for the First Presbyterian Preschool with licensing for 58 children, complete with site structures, water features, meandering tricycle path, and a giant boot slide that was donated to the Center. Architectural and landscape services were provided.
- Playground Area: 7,600 square feet
- Classification: Group E, Day Care Facility
- Building Type: Type V, Non-Sprinklered
- Licensed for 10 infants, 58 preschool children