Montessori Training Center of Minnesota
The Montessori Training Center of Minnesota (MTCM) expansion occurred in three phases. Conceived as a modular project, the classroom spaces were readily laid out as three distinct pods. Each pod of approximately 1500 square feet contains a foyer with locker storage, accessible restroom, kitchenette (outfitted especially for crafts and science projects) and an open classroom layout for a flexibly learning environment. Capturing natural daylight is paramount in these spaces – the alternating roof pitches use clerestory windows that respond to the modular arrangement on the site to get the maximum benefit. The three classrooms were completed in successive years: phase one in 2012, phase two in 2013, and the final modules of phase three were completed in 2014.