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Referral List of Architects with Child Care Facilities Development Experience in California
How The List is Organized
Architects generally will work outside their county, and many work on projects statewide. Generally, the larger the job, the further an Architect is willing to travel.
(Select a region to find an architect)
Why Child Care Facilities Experience is Important
The architect for a child care center will have a major impact on the design process, the project's development, and the project's total cost. An architect experienced in child care centers design will have a greater understanding of the specific needs and problems associated with a child care center, from the correct height of sinks for children, to licensing and code compliance. An experienced architect can improve the functioning and child-safety of a facility, and reduce the need for maintenance and future design changes.
The Purpose of The Referral List
This list is provided as a resource to assist child care providers in finding an experienced architect interested in working on child care facilities. BCC does not endorse or claim to have personal knowledge of any of the architects listed. The architects listed supplied all information regarding their experience. In addition to using this referral list, the BCC encourages you to contact other child care centers similar to yours for additional referrals.
Request information from prospective architects on their firm, and their child care facilities experience. Ask for references of clients with projects similar to yours. Contact the references to see what their experience was. Interview more than one architect.
How the List was Created
The Architects List was complied from three sources:
All architects listed were contacted directly before being included.
Because this document will be updated regularly, please feel free to contact the BCC with any changes. If you are listed in this resource, please feel free to contact us with any edits you'd like to make to your listing.
Other Resources for Hiring an Architect
Questions for the architect is a list of topics and questions that will be helpful in conducting interviews with an architect.
How to Choose an Architect
Resources in Hiring a Contractor
Always make sure to check a contractor's License, references, qualifications, and insurance before making any financial commitments.
The California State Licensing Board has resources for consumers:
Other Child Care Design Resources - Design Resource links
National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities: Early Childhood Centers
National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care
National Program for Playground Safety
Spaces for Children
The Referral List of Architects is provided to assist child care providers in facilities development and should not be used on its own in selecting an architect. Building Child Care does not endorse or claim to have personal knowledge of any of the architects listed. The Referral List of Architects is a work in progress and is not intended to be a complete list of architects with child care experience. The information provided in the Referral List of Architects was supplied by the architects listed.