Prototype High Schools


MM-PP-UU Miami-Dade County Prototype High Schools
The landscape design at the three prototype high schools emphasizes simple groves of native canopy/flowering trees and palms to increase shade canopy and create outdoor rooms. The use of shrubs and groundcover was minimized to reduce initial costs long-term maintenance. Circular gravel beds and seat walls were designed as small outdoor classrooms and informal gathering.

Location: Miami, Florida
Client: Spillis Candela DMJM (Currently Aecom)/Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Project Cost: $100,000 Per School
Service: Site Master Planning, Schematic Design through Construction Phase
Architecture: Spillis Candela DMJM (Currently Aecom)
Landscape Architect: Savino & Miller Design Studio
Date: 2009