CA Montessori Children’s Center

CA Montessori Children’s Center

Location

Islandia, New York

CA Montessori Children’s Center

CA Technologies (formerly Computer Associates) Children’s Center is one of the largest Montessori centers for infants six weeks of age through kindergarten. The 53,000-square-foot center is complete with wading pool, a new 30,000-square-foot playground and additional classrooms.

The circular wading pool, topped by two skylights, anchors the corner and hints at the forms waiting inside.

Playfully executed with shapes reminiscent of Pre-K blocks, the circular natatorium is sheathed in aluminum and glass block. Providing translucent privacy, a series of rectangular windows with circular elements accent the curve, while natural light is freely available to the interior. Crowning the mini castle-like structure are two skylights in the form of a pyramid and barrel vault, rising directly above the two interior wading pools.

CA Montessori Children’s Center
CA Montessori Children’s Center
CA Montessori Children’s Center
CA Montessori Children’s Center