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Village Academy

Delray Beach, FL

The Village Academy is a K-12 school with a student-teacher ratio of twenty to one, funded by a program that combines both public and private citizens’ group dollars. The work was phased over seven years and involved extensive Master Planning. In fact, the overall Master Plan required programming analysis and site Master Planning of three facilities, as the project required relocation of the Delray Full Service Center, a vocational school located on the Village Academy site, to the South Technical School campus. 

The entire Village Academy K-12 occupies eight acres and was constructed in three phases. The first phase, construction of a 490-student station K-5 facility, challenged the firm not only time-wise, but also required a conceptual departure from its conventional predecessors. The design included a full service program with media, administration, music, art, cafeteria and kitchen. The project was awarded to the firm on February 17, 2000 and was ready for student occupancy by August 15, 2000.

The second phase of the project included a 28,700 SF addition to the K-5 campus converting it to a K-6. The addition was designed and built in one year with students attending classes during the entire process. The final phase of the project involves the design and construction of an adjacent 758-student station middle/high school. The campus was Master Planned so that the two schools, elementary and middle/high, share the media center and dining facility, each with its own area. The schools also share a programmatic dialogue in the courtyard.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY (C) STEVEN BROOKE STUDIOS

The Village Academy is a K-12 school with a student-teacher ratio of twenty to one, funded by a program that combines both public and private citizens’ group dollars. The work was phased over seven years and involved extensive Master Planning. In fact, the overall Master Plan required programming analysis and site Master Planning of three facilities, as the project required relocation of the Delray Full Service Center, a vocational school located on the Village Academy site, to the South Technical School campus. 

The entire Village Academy K-12 occupies eight acres and was constructed in three phases. The first phase, construction of a 490-student station K-5 facility, challenged the firm not only time-wise, but also required a conceptual departure from its conventional predecessors. The design included a full service program with media, administration, music, art, cafeteria and kitchen. The project was awarded to the firm on February 17, 2000 and was ready for student occupancy by August 15, 2000.

The second phase of the project included a 28,700 SF addition to the K-5 campus converting it to a K-6. The addition was designed and built in one year with students attending classes during the entire process. The final phase of the project involves the design and construction of an adjacent 758-student station middle/high school. The campus was Master Planned so that the two schools, elementary and middle/high, share the media center and dining facility, each with its own area. The schools also share a programmatic dialogue in the courtyard.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY (C) STEVEN BROOKE STUDIOS