Pfizer Groton Children’s Center

Location: Groton, CT
Size: 37,000 SF

At Pfizer Kids, family groupings are linked by ramps that connect to separate living room areas. The center also contains several community spaces that allow children to congregate. The large vaulted common space near the reception area is ideal for gross motor play and large group activities. Often, the energy and activity within this room spill out onto the concrete amphitheater built into the landscape. Situated on a large, rustic site, the Pfizer playground celebrates nature as an opportunity for scientific exploration and discovery.

The center serves 348 children and was completed in 2000. studioMLA Architects had primary involvement in programming, schematic design, and design development and collaborated with CUH2A through the remainder of the process.