KeltnerCo’s Camelot Kids Center Tour
July 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT$25 – $35
KeltnerCo’s Camelot Kids Child Development Center Tour
Designed By: Design Architect, KeltnerCo Architecture & Design, Executive Architect, Ecotech Design
Although they may not know it, the one to two year olds that frequent Camelot Kid’s Little Knights Center are experiencing something rare for a “Parent and Me” center, an award-winning architectural project. While many of these youngsters have yet to speak, there is no doubt that their minds and attitudes brighten when walking through the doors of this space. Built for Camelot Kids Child Development Center in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Silverlake, color and pattern were the architectural drivers of the education center for parents, and their young children. The owners of Camelot Kids, Renae Plant and Livinio Stuyck, wanted a place where parents with very young children could come and take a class in aerobics, fitness, or music, while providing a safe place for the youngsters to play within view. This extension of the Camelot Kids CDC is now called Little Knights LA.
Starting within the “Womb Room” a Pink to Yellow Ombré stretches to the playground creating a ribbon of color symbolizing the development from infant to toddler. The color and pattern fill the space with excitement and happiness while architectural forms separate the function of the adjacent rooms.
At the earliest stages of Childhood Development color and contrast stimulate the nervous system. Aluminum and cement board panels are painted a bright white over an Olive green background adding to the contrast of the facade. The battens are arranged in a random pattern and each color was laid out together with the Architect and client.
Tour Led By:
- Shawn J. Keltner, AIA, NCARB, KeltnerCo
- Amber Keltner, Assoc. AIA, KeltnerCo
Shawn J. Keltner, AIA, NCARB, KeltnerCo
Shawn has been involved in the architecture and construction industry for over 25 years. Shawn has both his Masters of Architecture and Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota. He loves 3d design and is intrigued by computer aided manufacturing processes. In his free time, Shawn enjoys woodworking, golfing and camping with his friends and family.
Amber Keltner, Assoc. AIA, KeltnerCo
Amber Keltner received her B.S. degree at the University of Minnesota and her Graduate Degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (Sci-Arc). Amber’s keen eye for detail and architectural quality keep the firm on track and always pushing the design envelope. In her free time, Amber enjoys being outdoors, running and is an avid reader.
- Camelot Kid’s Child Development Center, Renae Plant & Livinio Stuyck
- Photography: Kevin Krupitzer