The Little Red Schoolhouse is a 3,400 sf facility designed to serve children and adults who are blind or visually impaired. The facility, which is part of Winston-Salem’s Industries for the Blind offers after-school and summer camps to children to teach them daily living skills and provide art and recreation programs. The schoolhouse is also used for adult programs which focus on household tasks, food preparation, computer skills and art classes. The building’s bright colors welcoms its “students” to the front porch complete with rocking chairs, a school bell, and is complete with a playground in the back. The Living / Learning Center has a “murphy” bed, kitchen, dining and laundry area. Additional spaces include an Audio Library and an Art Room. Hayden Design’s work focused on effectively utilizing textures, patterns and contrasting colors and shades in finishes and furniture to aid this special population through their use of the schoolhouse.
Project Architect: Owen Architecture, PLLC