Kickapoo Early Childhood Language & Learning Center

Kickapoo Early Childhood Language & Learning Center

The Early Childhood Language & Learning Center is the first component of a master planned educational campus for the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas. The Early Childhood center is programmed to reflect detailed analysis of the tribe’s needs and goals for the education of its youngest members. The facility features ample windows, lobbies and circulation spaces of various scales and color palettes for wayfinding, and vibrant gathering spaces to reflect and enhance the joyous time of early childhood. Generous windows invite natural light and reflect the cultural importance of a vital connection to nature. As the educational campus expands, the various components will be connected via covered walkways which serve two purposes – shelter, and a means to connect utilities to the central plant and between buildings. Exterior courtyards will serve as environmentally connected outdoor teaching spaces, featuring paving patterns that reflect the tribe’s connection with nature. Ultimately, while being cost effective and efficiently managing user flows, the master plan will above all else provide an engaging learning environment for the tribe’s youth.


Eagle Pass, Texas, USA


Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas

services provided

Architect of Record, Architectural Design, Conceptual Design, Contract Administration, Design Architect, FF&E Selection, Interior Design, Master Planning

notable awards

2023 American School & University - Interiors Showcase - Outstanding Design

2023 Learning by Design - Early Childhood School/Elementary School - New Construction - Early Childhood Center - Outstanding Design

2019 American School & University - Work in Progress - Outstanding Design