The South Bay Community Service Building is a Headstart facility that provides the first educational exposure for preschool children, aged one to four, in a rural agricultural community.
Standing as a “beacon” in the sugar cane fields, the multi-colored facades contrast sharply with the green green backdrop of the agricultural fields beyond. The “L” shaped component, containing eight classrooms with individual “Life in the Glades” themes, is designed to form edges and containment of the outdoor play area providing the necessary security for the pre-schoolers. “While the farmers are raising cane outside, the kids are raising Cain inside.”
South Bay, Florida
Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners
19,250 square feet
American Institute of Architects, Palm Beach Chapter Honor Award for Design, 2006