Augmenting the positive feedback received from those who have spent time at the Ironbound Early Learning Center, D.W. Arthur Associates was recognized with an American Institute of Architects New Jersey Chapter Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture.
A visit to this center would reveal that the Ironbound Community Corporation's mission to support child development and families by providing access to high quality early education to the youngest members of the community is supported by a successful architectural design, and is evidenced by scenes of lively interactions between teachers, parents and children in the classrooms, lobby, play yards and hallways.
With direct connections to the outdoors through the two-level courtyard, the visually pleasing and light-filled spaces are enhancing the daily lives of the children and staff by providing ongoing interactions with the outdoors throughout the day.
While our true reward is the smile and engagement shown on each child's face, we are thrilled to announce that AIA NJ has acknowledged this achievement with a Merit Award in the "Built - Open" Category. We would like to extend an additional thank you to the Ironbound Community Corporation, and their philanthropist donor, without whom we would not have had this opportunity.