JM Family Enterprises Child Care Center

Location: Deerfield Beach, FL
Size: 14,000sf

The exterior architectural aesthetic of this south Florida center responds to the corporate image of its neighboring buildings on campus, while a large covered walkway extends across the front of the site, welcoming families and children. The focal point of the interior space is an art studio surrounded by a large gross motor skills room and common living rooms for each of the two “family groupings”. The high ceilings and clerestory lighting help to animate this space. This center also houses a school-age component with a café style kitchen that doubles as an afterschool program during part of the year.

studioMLA Architects had primary responsibility for programming, schematic design and design development and collaborated with Donaldson Group Architects through the remainder of the design process.