In 2009 the citizens of Clayton, MO authorized the funding for the school district’s first new ground-up middle school since 1942. The project was daunting and complex, and required a design that would respect the surrounding historic context, allow the existing middle school to remain operational during the three-year construction period and deliver the full program desired by the school district on a site that is only 4.25 acres.
JEMA partnered with Kristy DeGuire of DG2 to create a “natural” playground for the Family Center in Clayton, MO. The Family Center is the early childhood education center for the School District of Clayton. The Center’s existing outdoor playground was constructed many years ago, and has become weathered and worn out.