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Little star montessori

School Building Design

In 2016, Little Star Montessori’s board of directors asked Prentiss + Balance + Wickline to develop a master plan to guide them as they “grow down” to accommodate new infant and early toddler programs. The master plan builds upon findings from a 2013 Feasibility Study and an extensive programming/visioning effort.  

Working in concert with an existing structure and significant tree, new buildings accommodate the school’s program while organizing the site into two distinct playgrounds and an entry commons. The master plan strives to create visual and physical connections between interior and exterior spaces while reimagining site circulation as a series of simple ramps and gentle grades that knit existing and new into a cohesive campus that will serve Little Star’s evolving needs.