YAA|Museum Broward County Library
Young at Art | Museum and Broward County Library empowers architecture, interactive artworks and a transformational environment in a regional and national model. This LEED Gold certified project was made possible through the partnership of Young at Art, a leading not-for-profit children’s art museum, in partnership with the Broward County Libraries Division.
The Architecture is legible and through this demonstrates the mission of creativity and sustainability. Structural, mechanical and infrastructural and other systems are exposed throughout the building in a visually appealing way to enhance the space while offering opportunities to learn about the green building practices employed.
The main museum area includes four major exhibit areas in addition to an Art Institute with art studios for 2D visual arts, ceramics, 3D graphics and photography, all aimed at a young audience. The library comprises a teen center, a café, conference areas and a Reading room. The design concept is inspired by the child and the child’s experience of this particular place in South Florida, of making connections inside and outside and takes careful consideration of the relationship of space to the child and the interaction of the child in the production of ideas.
Attributions: Project Architects: AECOM & Glavovic Studio; MEP Engineers: AECOM & Hammond & Associates, Inc.; Civil Engineer: Craven Thompson and Associates, Inc.; Structural Engineer: AECOM; Landscape Architect: Curtis + Rogers Design Studio; Contractors: Pirtle Construction Company; Artists: Roberto Behar & Rosario Marquardt.
“Culture Comes to Fort Lauderdale Once Again” by Nina Korman. Tropic Magazine. January 2012.