Duke University Children’s Center

Location: Durham, NC
Size: 6,900 SF

When Duke University decided to relocate their off-site child care center onto the historic Durham Campus, studioMLA helped to convert a less-than-picturesque brick structure into a functional and friendly child development center.

Shortly thereafter, Duke once again called on studioMLA to head up a design team to expand the center and create a building that would be compatible with the rest of the campus. Wrapping the existing building in a new brick and clapboard expansion, the project increased the capacity by 77 children, created a new courtyard play area, and won the prestigious President’s Award for the high quality of the project and for meeting the very aggressive project schedule.