Almost doubling the size of the existing structure, EIKON’s new design for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Denton County was carefully developed with children in mind. With its new entry porch and lobby positioned toward the private side of the site, the approach to the building is intended to lessen anxieties and create a sense of warmth and welcome.
The new addition extends the building around three sides of the site and, in conjunction with a curved brick and stone wall, it encloses a large courtyard where the children can play in a safe and secure environment. Privacy, circulation, and security were critical considerations, and many revisions were made to improve the functional efficiency of the facility. In addition to making numerous modifications to the layout of the existing plan, increasing the number of therapy and interview rooms, offices, and consultation areas, the new construction includes development and administrative offices, employee amenities, CPS offices, and a conference and training room that can be configured into one or two separate spaces.