The Franklin School Early Learning Center

Spartanburg, SC

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Architecture Overview:

Located in Spartanburg, South Carolina’s Northside, The Franklin School is an early learning facility offering high-quality education to children age birth to five years. Reflective of the community’s focus on ensuring access to exceptional education, RDG’s design creates expansive, light-filled educational spaces where children can learn through discovery. Layout for the 28,000-SF building is designed to mimic building blocks, with spaces dedicated to formal classroom and programmatic functions, and informal gathering interspersed throughout. A multicolored glass-clad form rises above the building, defining the school as a place for young learners and a beacon of education in the community. Echoing the program’s continued growth, an exterior canopy stretches to the playgrounds, extending outwards to the community and building a relationship between interior and exterior learning environments to encourage learning beyond classroom walls. The building’s unique design offers inviting and safe spaces for children to learn through discovery, promoting¬†optimal brain and social development through creative, hands-on activities and play.