Children's Learning Center

Client: Children’s Learning Center, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation

Location: 205 N. Michigan Street, Lawrence, KS

Use: Early Childhood Education Center

Size: 13,450 s.f.

Completion: 1993 & 2003

New life, in the form of an energetic early childhood education center for ages two weeks to twelve years, is breathed into a former 1950’s nursing home with this project. The central playground courtyard provides natural light and an interesting view for the relocated primary circulation corridor, which was moved to allow for configuration of larger classroom spaces. In 2003 Hernly Associates designed the front parking lot reconstruction and expansion project, which was completed thanks to a Community Development Block Grant from the City of Lawrence. Stan Hernly (Owner and Principal Architect for Hernly Associates) has served on the Board of Directors for Children’s Learning Center since 1998.