Gigi's Playhouse Sugar Land opened a new 10,000-square-foot Down syndrome achievement center in December. The center was designed by Houston-based architecture and design firm Perkins&Will and is located at 13003 Southwest Freeway, Ste. 170, Stafford.

The new space will be used as a multipurpose venue after previously being used as office space. Gigi's Playhouse offers multiple services for those who have Down syndrome, including job skills training, speech therapy, occupational therapy, arts and fitness.

"I founded Gigi’s Playhouse Sugar Land after struggling to find resources and places that would provide positive support for my daughter Sadie and our family," said Ammie Blahuta, founder of Gigi’s Playhouse Sugar Land, said via press release. “[I] quickly saw that so many families needed what I was looking for—a place of encouragement and community. I’m so excited to have this new, vibrant space to provide programs—at no cost—that embrace families and say ‘yes’ to the unlimited potential of these amazing kids and adults with Down syndrome.”

The new space will also include a play area, an art room, speech therapy rooms, tutoring rooms, meeting rooms, offices, an exercise area and a job skills training room. 832-939-9919.