Fisher ELC is the childcare center at the University of Denver. The highly imaginative project required a total remodel including new kitchens, bathroom modifications, flooring changes, furniture and wash stations for the children. To truly make the most out of the footprint and solve challenges discovered after the original build, EVstudio designed new amenities through the lens of a child.
The project required thinking about the details that would benefit the children and solutions for the teachers. One of the favorites was the child hand wash station with an oversized wall mount sink at less than 2’ off the floor and three single hole faucets in the three holes usually designed for one faucet. Previously the sinks were in the shared bathrooms which caused a traffic jam leading to children not washing their hands. This new sink design, inside the classroom, provided a fun way for kids to wash their hands and be accountable to the teachers. The design also switched from the University standard towel dispenser to one that kids can use and set the stations up in a very tight space. With year-round school, the project was phased, where the contractor worked through eleven classrooms one by one.
Upon completion, Marcee Martin, the Executive Director, stated: “The staff and parents love the new design for the kitchens, the children love the new sinks, and everyone loves the new flooring.”
Client: University of Denver
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