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Mothers’ Club Family Learning Center
980 N. Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA.

Renovation of a 12,600 square foot red brick commercial building into an award winning Gold LEED certified child/family development center.

  • Gold LEED certified status
  • 18 KVA photovoltaic system
  • Pervious concrete parking lot
  • State of the art outdoor play area designed around an 80 year old California Oak tree
  • Unique Water features, climbing structures, foam play surfaces, tricycle path and sand play areas
  • Use of products with high post consumer and post industrial recycled content
  • Single ply PVC cool roof system
  • Two distinct home style kitchens
  • Large interior sliding glass panels separating the classrooms
  • Removed section of existing roof structure to create a raised clear story roof element


  • Best Overall Award, Flex your Power, 2008
  • AIA California Council, Savings by Design Energy Efficiency Integration Citation, 2008
  • Learning By Design Citation of Excellence Award, 2009
  • Southern California Concrete Producers Cornerstone Concrete Excellence Award, 2007
  • Pasadena Arts Council Gold Crown Award, 2008
  • The Pasadena Beautiful Foundation Honor Award, 2008
  • The Soroptimist International of Altadena/Pasadena Annual Service Award, 2008
  • Design Share Awards, Merit Award, 2008
  • AIA Pasadena & Foothill, Merit Award, 2008