Children’s Day School Dolores Park

This middle school is an adaptive reuse of the former Mission Park Congregational Church at 601 Dolores Street. The project is an exercise in architectural grafting. In some areas new and old elements remain distinct and in others they fuse together, blending modern sensibility and historic character. In keeping with Children’s Day School’s environmental mission, renovations incorporate various sustainable features, such as a central natural ventilation chimney and a rooftop garden that reinforces the school’s farm and garden program. The former sanctuary space is transformed into the Founders’ Hall, a new focal point for arts and community life. An array of flexible learning spaces, such as the tech-savvy Innovation Lab, provide space for hands-on experimentation.

  • Awards

  • 2016 AIASF Design Awards
    Citation Award

  • Location

  • San Francisco, CA

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