Jardín Spanish Immersion Academy breaks ground in Apple Valley

CNH Architects’ latest project is right in their backyard. Jardín Spanish Immersion Academy broke ground in Apple Valley in early June.

This two story daycare will accommodate up to 137 children.

Located right off of Cedar Avenue, this space and its progress are highly visible, which is an exciting aspect of the plan and image according to project architect and CNH senior associate Jessica Johnson Kreps. Yet designing for the heavily trafficked area proved challenging, as was creating a well-designed parking lot along Galaxie Avenue to fit parking spaces for staff and handle daycare drop-offs and pick-ups safely and efficiently.

But, CNH is no stranger to the Jardín franchise and designing to their needs, no matter the space. Since 2012, CNH has designed five brand new facilities or extensive remodels for the brand. They’ve also completed three minor remodels on Jardín facilities. New, ground-up and full remodels include facilities in Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, St. Paul, and two Minneapolis locations.

Jardín Spanish Immersion Academies take pride in their commitment to supporting bicultural communities throughout the Twin Cities. To help further this mission, CNH Architects designs each of their facilities to express the creativity and culture that makes Jardín’s mission a distinctive one.

The Apple Valley location differs from previous Jardín buildings in that it has taken a new spin on the brand’s bright color palette. Along with their signature orange tower, Jardín in Apple Valley will use new materials and a gray and black color scheme on the building’s exterior to lend a more modern, sleek look to the building.

CNH is working with Tekton Engineers, Rehder & Associates Engineers, HKGI Landscape Architects, and general contractor Copeland Building Corporation on this project.

The project is slated to be complete in February 2021.

To learn more about Jardín Spanish Immersion Academies, visit



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