Chicago, Ilinois


We designed Diversey Daycare to support the needs of young children in a safe, engaging environment. We worked closely with the client to successfully fit the entire program within a constricted urban site positioned at a busy intersection. The second floor extends over ground-floor parking to comfortably accommodate the program’s headcount. The building’s exterior is clad in brick and metal for visual variation, while its geometric design conveys a playful, appealing atmosphere for children inside and out.  



  • 9,000 SF

  • 7 classrooms 

  • Commercial kitchen 

  • Indoor gym and support spaces 

  • Administrative offices 



Architecture:a+c architects 

Interior Design: a+c architects  

Mechanical / Electrical: a+c architects 
Structural: RJK Engineering Inc. 

Photography: Patsy McEnroe Photography 


We are a group of architects and engineers working collaboratively to make a positive impact on the built environment.  From our large light filled studio, we focus our energy on diverse projects, working together to create spaces that will inspire and hold meaning for our clients and the collective community.  Regardless of project type or scale, we see every design as an opportunity to fulfill client goals and fuel our passion for architecture.