merritt college child care development center, oakland, CA

Role: Prime Architect
Size: 18,000 sf
Completion: Design — 2019
Construction — 2021

AE3 Partners is currently designing the new Merritt College Child Care Development Center (CCDC). This two-story, ground-up building is intended to consolidate the current Child Care program into a new facility with cross collaboration between the college’s nursing, nutrition, and horticultural programs.

The building expands the much-needed campus amenity into a 13,000 sf assign­able / 18,000 gsf building that accommodates 96 preschool students and 27 adult students in 4 ground level classrooms, and 120 adult students in 4 second level classrooms and carefully integrates interior classroom environments into outdoor terraced play areas.

Project will be constructed to LEED Gold Standard and comply with CalGreen Tier 2 Provisions.