It’s a very, very nicely detailed project with a lot of love that you see in its intentions.
— Michel Rojkind
Client Little Tiger Chinese Immersion School
Architect Murray Legge Architecture
Design Team Murray Legge, FAIA; Travis Avery; Lincoln Davidson Contractor Little Tiger Chinese Immersion School Structural Engineer Fort Structures
MEP Engineer ATS Engineers
Civil Engineer Urban Design Group
Little Tiger is a Chinese immersion school for pre-K, kindergarten, and lower elementary education. After operating out of a converted residential bungalow and an adjacent church building, the school added a new one-room structure, creating a small-scale campus. The building itself — with an iconic gable form, rectangular footprint, belfry, and single classroom space — is inspired by historic American one-room schoolhouses. Its size and scale are tailored to the primary occupants, all of whom are under four feet tall. The exterior material palette consists of white-painted cement board and paint-grip metal, which fits into the neighborhood context and existing campus aesthetic.