Lighthouse Christian School | Preschool Facility

Nashville, Tennessee

In May 2010, Lighthouse Christian School's campus was devastated by a flood that caused approximately two billion dollars of damage in Middle Tennessee. One building washed off its foundation and floated onto Interstate 24 where it was completely destroyed by the massive current. Another set of buildings that housed their Preschool were also decimated by the floodwaters. At that moment, the Lighthouse Christian School Family went into the community to help others affected by the storm, and prayed they could somehow rebuild what was lost.

That is when this project gets interesting. The Producers of the ABC show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition saw what happened to LCS, and saw the spirit of the organization and decided to build a new Preschool facility. DA|AD worked with the talented designers from EM:HE to design a new 6,500 square foot facility, with four classrooms, an indoor playroom, staff area and playground. We had five weeks to design, document and permit the building, knowing exactly when construction would begin, and end. During the build week, at least one person from DA|AD was on-site at all times during the 24 hour-a-day build cycle.

What made this project so special, is the outpouring of support from Middle Tennessean's who volunteered their time and talents so that Lighthouse Christian School can continue their mission to give children a solid start to their lives.