Westminster Academy / Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Westminster Academy / Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

© Matt Chisnall© Matt Chisnall© Timothy Soar© Timothy Soar+ 17

Fort Lauderdale, United States
  • Architects: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  141000 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2007
  • Photographs photographs:  Timothy Soar, Matt Chisnall
  • Lead Consultant:Building Design Partnership
  • Main Contractor:Galliford Try
  • Ff&E Consultant:Building Design Partnership
  • Graphic Designer:Studio Myerscough
  • Quantity Surveyor:Davis Langdon
  • Structural Engineer:Building Design Partnership
  • City:Fort Lauderdale
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© Timothy Soar
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Text description provided by the architects. Thinking about ‘Universality of Use’ and employing connectivity and flexibility to provide pupils with a place where they take control of their own education, Westminster Academy’s open configuration of spaces is as much a creative workplace as it is a theatre of learning.

© Timothy Soar
© Timothy Soar

A long, rectangular block, stratified with glass panels and coloured bands of terracotta tiles, rises up out of its gritty context to provide a civic landmark. The plan centres on a ground floor ‘marketplace’ which links all key communal spaces and visually connects the entire school via a full-height atrium.

© Timothy Soar
© Timothy Soar

Within the building, a robust material palette of unfinished concrete, timber and painted blockwork combines with super scaled graphics and artworks to foreground the learning environment and encourage exhibition and display. This Stirling Prize-shortlisted city Academy accommodates 1175 students and 128 staff. The local community, who were extensively consulted with during the project, has access to much of the school and its sports facilities.

© Matt Chisnall
© Matt Chisnall

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Address:Westminster Academy, 5601 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308, United States

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Cite: "Westminster Academy / Allford Hall Monaghan Morris" 14 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/532928/westminster-academy-allford-hall-monaghan-morris> ISSN 0719-8884
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