Original Building Entrance - Top Right; Media Center (Library) Exterior Views - Left and Bottom
Addition to School Library by Miami Architects
Library Design Challenges due to Site Conditions
The additions and remodelings to Fisher-Fienberg Elementary School in Miami Beach was a challenge because it entailed adding to a historic building from 1905 which had almost no existing drawings for the large campus facility. This institutional project by Miami architects, United Architects, consisted of incorporating parts of the existing buildings while demolishing other parts. The client had very specific ideas on where it wanted to put the library - in the existing courtyard. This presented several challenges:
1. How to get rid of the roof water?
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"Overall, we find your proposal very sensitive to the historic character of the existing buildings..." Florida Department of State, Division of Historic Resources