Red Dot Studio transformed 1,4000-square-foot raw electrical warehouse space into gleaming example of a modern teaching and learning place.
Sweet Peas preschool is located in San Francisco's Mission/ Potrero neighborhood. Rather than hide the industrial past we sought to use it as a metaphor for the building blocks to help little minds grow all the while managing an aggressive project schedule, complex change of use permitting process and a modest budget.The layout is divided into distinct zones from a quiet area to active learning to dramatic and free play to outdoor play. A school environment sends a signal to children about the value we place on them in the world. The space needs to be both organized and malleable. A cohesive construction project team and strong community building effort helped bring this little school to fruition.