DAVIE, Fla. – The 45 exterior wall panels have been raised marking a construction milestone for the new $21 million, 55,000 square-foot Young At Art Museum and Broward County Children’s Reading Center in Davie, Fla. conveniently located along the I-595 thoroughfare.
The striking architectural design expresses qualities Young At Art celebrates: creativity, inspiration, discovery and art. Angled walls will allow the building to capture optimum natural light, accentuating the play of shadows and sunlight within interior spaces. The unique design elements will continue to come to life during the construction phase as the building is integrated into the surrounding landscape of beautiful gardens, open spaces, expansive walkways and outdoor courtyards that provide fluid movement between indoor and outdoor space. Architects for the LEED-certified building are Spillis Candela DMJM, Miami and Glavovic Studios, Fort Lauderdale. The construction company is James B. Pirtle Construction.
The new Young At Art will be the epicenter of cultural arts education for families. YAA will feature four permanent galleries: NatureScapes, CultureScapes, WonderScapes and ArtScapes. The YAA Institute Studios will offer painting/drawing, ceramics, printmaking, digital photography and 4D video design. In addition to a 10,000 square-foot Broward County Children’s Reading Center, the new Museum will house a National Traveling Exhibition Gallery, Presentation Theater, Teen Center, Recording Studio, Museum Gift Shop, a preschool classroom to accommodate 22 children and a Creative Café.