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Port St. Lucie, FL

The School District of St. Lucie County faced a need to deliver several new compact K-8 facilities on an extremely tight schedule. Our team solved the problem by modifying the K-8 facility originally designed for Miami-Dade County to fit the requirements of St. Lucie County. While the Fine Arts/Dining building remains unchanged, the Administration building has been re-designed to meet the specific programmatic needs of the district. The modular classroom buildings are designed as “pods” with large shared teaching spaces, supporting the district’s project-based and interactive learning pedagogy. In addition, the P.E. Shelter was modified to house a gymnasium.

Zyscovich Architects developed the facilities list and program for the new K-8 in conjunction with the St. Lucie district staff. The prototype design delivers a school comprised of a series of “protoparts:” modular classroom buildings, an assembly building and an administration/media building linked by “connectors” containing staircases, mechanical rooms, toilets and other support spaces. A variety of connector modules is provided creating classroom buildings which can respond to varying site conditions and configurations. The schools are designed with interchangeable materials and façades to blend with the environmental context and communities in which they are located.

The School District of St. Lucie County faced a need to deliver several new compact K-8 facilities on an extremely tight schedule. Our team solved the problem by modifying the K-8 facility originally designed for Miami-Dade County to fit the requirements of St. Lucie County. While the Fine Arts/Dining building remains unchanged, the Administration building has been re-designed to meet the specific programmatic needs of the district. The modular classroom buildings are designed as “pods” with large shared teaching spaces, supporting the district’s project-based and interactive learning pedagogy. In addition, the P.E. Shelter was modified to house a gymnasium.

Zyscovich Architects developed the facilities list and program for the new K-8 in conjunction with the St. Lucie district staff. The prototype design delivers a school comprised of a series of “protoparts:” modular classroom buildings, an assembly building and an administration/media building linked by “connectors” containing staircases, mechanical rooms, toilets and other support spaces. A variety of connector modules is provided creating classroom buildings which can respond to varying site conditions and configurations. The schools are designed with interchangeable materials and façades to blend with the environmental context and communities in which they are located.