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Arch Creek Elementary-Middle School

North Miami, FL

Arch Creek Elementary School is a 166,000 SF; 21st century phased replacement school which contains two separate facilities: an elementary and a middle school, housed on the same campus. The schools are separated into two classroom wings, arranged in houses, and sprinkled with break-out project rooms and alcoves, story-telling areas and wet areas, located for joint use by multiple classrooms. The entire campus can be used as an interactive learning tool, with exterior “Back Porch” spaces and patios that can be used to expand the classrooms and to stimulate the students.

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. The Fine Arts and Dining modules include an Avenue of the Arts—a black box theater, two and three dimensional art rooms and the band and chorus departments. 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. Arch Creek Elementary-Middle was constructed on the existing North Miami Senior High site, the phased replacement of which was also designed by the firm.

Sustainability: Designed to LEED metrics

Services: Master Planning, Programming, 21st Century School Design, Architecture, Interior Design, Construction Administration

Arch Creek Elementary School is a 166,000 SF; 21st century phased replacement school which contains two separate facilities: an elementary and a middle school, housed on the same campus. The schools are separated into two classroom wings, arranged in houses, and sprinkled with break-out project rooms and alcoves, story-telling areas and wet areas, located for joint use by multiple classrooms. The entire campus can be used as an interactive learning tool, with exterior “Back Porch” spaces and patios that can be used to expand the classrooms and to stimulate the students.

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. The Fine Arts and Dining modules include an Avenue of the Arts—a black box theater, two and three dimensional art rooms and the band and chorus departments. 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. Arch Creek Elementary-Middle was constructed on the existing North Miami Senior High site, the phased replacement of which was also designed by the firm.

Sustainability: Designed to LEED metrics

Services: Master Planning, Programming, 21st Century School Design, Architecture, Interior Design, Construction Administration