The Franklin School Early Learning Center

Spartanburg, SC

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Architecture Overview:

The Northside community identified access to exceptional education as one of their cornerstones and reinforced this by planning academic campuses in the community. The early learning center partners with the existing Cleveland Academy to provide a birth to fifth grade campus. The architecture with a multi-colored glass clad form rising above the building, acts as beacon in the heart of the neighborhood to define this place for young learners. The early learning center’s birth to preschool education program focuses on optimal brain and social development through creative, hands-on activities and play. The unique building design creates building blocks of formal classroom and programmatic spaces, as well as informal spaces created in-between. Together, they provide inviting, safe environments for children to learn through discovery. The architecture echoes the growth occurring within the program as the exterior canopy stretches to the playgrounds, extending outwards to the community. The canopy builds a relationship between the interior and exterior environments of the building to signify a space to encourage learning beyond the classroom walls.