Lake Shore Middle School

Belle Glade, Florida

  • FIRM

    BRPH Architects-Engineers

  • CLIENT

    Palm Beach County School District

  • AREA

    189,614 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $21,171,716.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    6/2000

The two-story Lake Shore Middle School has a clean, contemporary exterior composed of brick with stucco accents.

Its design addresses specific goals by the Palm Beach County, Fla., School District. The design not only accommodates a range of teaching methodologies within specific grade levels, but also provides peripheral space for teacher planning and storage. ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY1,666COST PER SQ FT$112.00CITATIONMiddle School CitationFEATURED IN2001 Architectural Portfolio through specific grade-level houses, this concept allows for monitoring activities more easily and streamlines internal student circulation, factors that assist in student safety.

To provide a safe, controlled environment meeting the social needs of adolescents, the architect created a central plaza to serve as a hub for all instructional, dining, assembly, media and administrative functions. The plaza features a large paved courtyard with an exterior stage for assemblies and performances. The central plaza provides access to all campus areas, as well as a place for students to socialize in a secure location.

"Excellent use of very tight space. Organization promotes a good learning program."--2001 jury