With a growing community, Allendale Public Schools was looking to expand their early childhood program to a new facility. One of the Guiding Principles of the design was to keep the scale of the building comfortable and inviting for 350 students. A building of this size could be an overwhelming and intimidating experience for young children and staff, so the building is broken down into smaller academic wings. One of the unique features of the new facility are the “shed” spaces that separate the classroom wings and allow daylight to flow into the heart of the building. The building includes a gymnasium, cafeteria, media center, art room, music room, and various special education resource rooms.