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North Miami Senior High

Miami, FL

State School E-1 is an adapted repeat of the original integrated K-8 facility designed for Miami-Dade County Public Schools. This school actually contains two separate facilities, an elementary and middle school, housed on the same campus. The schools are separated into two classroom wings, which are arranged in houses and are sprinkled with break-out collaboration areas, project rooms, wet areas and story-telling alcoves. 
The two schools share a dual-use administration area with separate entrances for elementary and middle school students. They also share use of the media center, fine arts suites and dining areas. The state-of-the-art media center is custom designed to provide exceptional experiences for all ages:  from a small learning library and tiered story-telling area that will appeal to the youngest children all the way to a more sophisticated space that matches the needs of a 14-year-old 8th grader preparing for high school.


The Fine Arts and Dining module includes an Avenue of the Arts—a black box theater, two and three dimensional art rooms, and the band and chorus departments. The hallway or Avenue has gallery walls and is flooded with light to celebrate the students’ work.  Huge garage doors open from the fine arts classrooms to show the exhibit space, to combine the learning spaces, corridor and the out of doors, and to allow these spaces to be shared with the community.  The cafetorium is essentially a performing arts space.  Food service is provided as a “cyber café” with al fresco dining that extends the café to the outside, engaging the outdoor environment.  

State School E-1 is an adapted repeat of the original integrated K-8 facility designed for Miami-Dade County Public Schools. This school actually contains two separate facilities, an elementary and middle school, housed on the same campus. The schools are separated into two classroom wings, which are arranged in houses and are sprinkled with break-out collaboration areas, project rooms, wet areas and story-telling alcoves. 
The two schools share a dual-use administration area with separate entrances for elementary and middle school students. They also share use of the media center, fine arts suites and dining areas. The state-of-the-art media center is custom designed to provide exceptional experiences for all ages:  from a small learning library and tiered story-telling area that will appeal to the youngest children all the way to a more sophisticated space that matches the needs of a 14-year-old 8th grader preparing for high school.


The Fine Arts and Dining module includes an Avenue of the Arts—a black box theater, two and three dimensional art rooms, and the band and chorus departments. The hallway or Avenue has gallery walls and is flooded with light to celebrate the students’ work.  Huge garage doors open from the fine arts classrooms to show the exhibit space, to combine the learning spaces, corridor and the out of doors, and to allow these spaces to be shared with the community.  The cafetorium is essentially a performing arts space.  Food service is provided as a “cyber café” with al fresco dining that extends the café to the outside, engaging the outdoor environment.