Plantation Key K-8 School
The first 21st century school designed for the Monroe County School District, the new school will inspire collaborative learning for the next generation of PK-8 Florida Keys students. Originally built in the 1970s, the project consisted of the phased replacement of the existing facilities while ongoing operations were maintained. The new two-story, 100,000 SF school was built according to the Green Globes assessment standard for sustainable building design, operation and management. The design blends cohesively with the Keys vernacular style, and the program and curriculum take full advantage of the school’s privileged location. The technologically-advanced and adaptable spaces aid the new project-based learning curriculum, stimulating a love for learning at a young age. The design purposefully provides for the evolving educational context of the 21st century.