Grand Opening: Rady Children’s Hospital Autism Clinic and Child Care Center
Recently completed Mascari Warner Architects’ (formerly Childs Mascari Warner Architects) project, Rady Children’s Hospital Autism Clinic and Child Care Center celebrated its grand opening with an open house on January 13, 2011, with over 70 donors in attendance.
Rady Children’s Hospital provides educational programs for children with or at-risk for autism spectrum disorders. Formerly called the Child Care Center and Toddler School, Alexa’s PLAYC (Playful Learning Academy for Young Children) is a facility that provides a nurturing environment that stimulates social, physical and intellectual growth.
Vibrant and inviting, yet soothing colors were selected to simultaneously stimulate and comfort the children, while playful design elements such as porthole windows offer opportunities for imagination and interaction.
Mascari Warner Architects performed designed tenant improvements to the existing facility in two phases. Phase one consisted of the demolition and renovation of approximately 4,500 SF and of diagnostic rooms, treatment rooms, gym, waiting area, office and a small kitchen. Phase two consisted of the demolition and renovation of approximately 800 SF and included a testing room, conference room and a staff work room.
For further reading on about the facility’s opening, click here: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/health/New-Autism-Center-Opens-At-Rady-Childrens-Hospital-113556044.html
For more information about the facility, click here: http://www.rchsd.org/ourcare/programsservices/a-b/alexasplayc/index.htm