Ruth K. Broad/ Bay Harbor K-8 Center

Bay Harbor Islands, Florida

Miami Dade County Public Schools commissioned Gurri Matute PA to design a new classroom addition building to be incorporated into Ruth K. Broad/Bay Harbor K-8 Center’s existing campus. The scope of work involves the complete schematic design of a three-story building and project oversight through construction close out. The ground level of the building includes a sheltered basketball court with bleachers, and a scoreboard. The second and third floors are all classroom spaces.

This project is very unique because it not only serves the Miami Dade County Public Schools during the day, but it also serves the entire Town of Bay Harbor community. Due to the fact that the Town of Bay Harbor has very limited open space, the Town of Bay Harbor has an agreement with MDCPS to utilize the grounds for afterschool activities for the Town including camps, night time movies on the lawn, and other public functions. For this reason, this project is being presented to the Town of Bay Harbor mayor and councilmembers for their input and approval of the project.

Owner: Miami Dade County Public Schools Size: 30,000 sf