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Parkway Middle

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

The Parkway Middle School comprehensive replacement project is a concurrent phased replacement on a highly-restricted urban site shared with an elementary school. The complex project is being approached in three phases to maintain ongoing operations of the school facility while construction of the new facility takes place. The existing Performing Arts Center and one newer Classroom Building, which is being re-roofed, are being integrated into the new school’s circulation patterns. An existing ESE classroom building is also being modified into a large covered shelter at the parent drop-off loop. The master plan provides for a highly secure school facility organized around a new central DaVinci Courtyard with an outdoor bermed amphitheater for performances. The compact design of the new facility eliminates the District’s need to place temporary portables on-site and allows for large mahogany, palm and oak trees to be conserved during construction. The improved site organization will also eliminate severe community traffic conditions and provide for greater on-site stacking capacity. 
The first phase of construction includes the construction of a three-story Classroom building, a Gymnasium building with related locker rooms and ancillary facilities, and a new Chiller Plant building with highly efficient HVAC equipment. The second phase of construction consists of demolishing large portions of the existing school and constructing a two-story Administration, Classroom, Dining, Media Center and Fine Arts building and the Service Yard. The final phase of construction includes: final demolition of the existing school; construction of the parent and bus drop-off loops and parking areas, covered walkways to link all new and existing buildings, the track & field amenities and tennis and basketball courts; and completion of the plaza, DaVinci courtyard and site work. 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY (C) STEVEN BROOKE STUDIOS

The Parkway Middle School comprehensive replacement project is a concurrent phased replacement on a highly-restricted urban site shared with an elementary school. The complex project is being approached in three phases to maintain ongoing operations of the school facility while construction of the new facility takes place. The existing Performing Arts Center and one newer Classroom Building, which is being re-roofed, are being integrated into the new school’s circulation patterns. An existing ESE classroom building is also being modified into a large covered shelter at the parent drop-off loop. The master plan provides for a highly secure school facility organized around a new central DaVinci Courtyard with an outdoor bermed amphitheater for performances. The compact design of the new facility eliminates the District’s need to place temporary portables on-site and allows for large mahogany, palm and oak trees to be conserved during construction. The improved site organization will also eliminate severe community traffic conditions and provide for greater on-site stacking capacity. 
The first phase of construction includes the construction of a three-story Classroom building, a Gymnasium building with related locker rooms and ancillary facilities, and a new Chiller Plant building with highly efficient HVAC equipment. The second phase of construction consists of demolishing large portions of the existing school and constructing a two-story Administration, Classroom, Dining, Media Center and Fine Arts building and the Service Yard. The final phase of construction includes: final demolition of the existing school; construction of the parent and bus drop-off loops and parking areas, covered walkways to link all new and existing buildings, the track & field amenities and tennis and basketball courts; and completion of the plaza, DaVinci courtyard and site work. 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY (C) STEVEN BROOKE STUDIOS