Goddard School - Arvada
The new construction of this Goddard School provides daycare and educational programming for preschool children. The highly functional facility is well-lit in the interior spaces and the interior corridors. Support spaces include a dedicated exercise room and staff break. Two classrooms access a shared bathroom from separate entrances; it is equipped with toilets and sinks sized for young children helping to encourage their independence. The interior design included painting curved shapes on the floor for activity area placemaking.
The bold, heavy-timber framing in the gable roof provides a welcoming entry to the secure check-in vestibule. The playground is directly accessed from multiple classrooms and a primary egress door. A six-foot, wrought iron security fence surrounds the playground, and artificial turf offers a soft surface and is. A row of brightly-painted bollards separates the parking lot from the front entry and sidewalk, providing a physical safety barrier between vehicles and pedestrians. A whimsical, oversized metal flower sculptures give a fun, whimsical welcome to families.