International is the Design Criteria and Phase I Professional for
State School "QQ-1" at F.I.U. North Campus. Located at N.E.
151 St. and Bay Vista Boulevard, an area alive with Wetlands, this
very unique site was first determined to be a 16 acre location. After
evaluating the site with the Wetlands in mind, 9 ½ acres were
determined suitable for building. This project was awarded in 1999
for the development of the design criteria package for both elementary
and middle school levels. With a total of 139,000 square feet, "QQ-1"
will be three stories high. Housing grades Kindergarten through eighth,
there is a planned core student enrollment of 1,600.
classrooms are broken down as follows:
- 7 kindergarten
- 21 primary
classrooms grades 1, 2, 3
- The new Dinning
Room expansion, adjacent to the New media Center is 2,000 SF.
- 9 Intermediate
classrooms grades 4, 5, 6
- 10 upper
classrooms grades 7, 8
offices, Science labs, Skill Developments labs, Art Rooms, Music
Rooms, Physical education areas, and a Media Center were also integrated
in the design. The Bus and Parent Drop-Off area was designed with
a convenient covered walkway leading to the entrance of the Building.
Included in the design are four basketball and volleyball courts
as well as a distinctive playground area for the kindergarten class.