Early Learning Center

Fort Worth, TX


  • Faith-Based


  • civil engineering
  • electrical engineering
  • landscape architecture


  • 43,000 SF

BHB provided the civil and electrical engineering design as well as landscape architecture services for Lena Pope’s new main building adjacent to their campus on Hulen Street in Fort Worth. The new 43,000 SF facility re-centralizes the organization’s administrative and counseling staff and programs along with their well-respected Early Learning Center. The project also includes the Amon Carter Center and a multipurpose meeting and events center.

Interior materials were selected to create a warm environment of openness. Exterior materials complement the existing campus, Marty Leonard Chapel and surrounding neighborhood. There are several references to the Chapel in orientation, exterior materials and supporting uses all collected around the centerpiece of the new building. A protected courtyard with a fountain represents the front door and main entrance to the new Lena Pope campus. The Early Learning Center is a bright and spacious early education center for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. The center has five pre-kindergarten classrooms overlooking a nature explore playground, two toddler rooms and two infant rooms.

The Early Learning Center was the recipient of three awards: A “2016 Top Ten Projects” award winner by the Topping Out Foundation; and “Best Small Project” and “Award of Merit for Safety” by Engineering News Record (ENR).

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