BUILDING - Lighthouse for the Blind Learning Center for the Children

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind
Design team: 
Wolfberg Alvarez
Delivery method: 
CM at-Risk
Miami, FL

In addition to housing innovative intervention programs for youngsters from birth through four years old, the Lighthouse Learning Center for Children™ will provide the community with a first-of-its-kind pre-kindergarten program. Blind and visually impaired children from communities throughout Miami-Dade will attend alongside sighted classmates from the surrounding Brickell neighborhood. Miami Lighthouse is introducing this unique initiative, in partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the Early Learning Coalition, to more easily transition blind and visually impaired students to our public schools. The Lighthouse Learning Center for Children™ has been designed as a safe, child-oriented environment with a wide array of tactile experiences through which toddlers and young children can learn about the world around them in an engaging and fun way. This project consists of the demolition of a 1 story building and the  construction of a new 4 story building. The new building will consist of a parking garage on levels 1-3 and offices and classrooms on level 4. The new building will tie in to an exisitng structure  on the property at (2) locations.