Community Impact

Pembroke Pines Academic Village

City of Pembroke Pines

Our firm has been a major influence in the master planning of the City of Pembroke Pines, particularly in the development of its academic and municipal projects. Since 1994, we've been responsible for more than 100 projects, including the architectural design of the Academic Village Charter Schools, additions to City Hall, numerous municipal service facilities, and commercial properties.

The City of Pembroke Pines received its official name in January 1960. While one of its first homes was built in 1956, the original one-mile-square city since then has become the tenth most populous in Florida, and the 150th most populous in the United States. The 2010 census records a population of 154,750. Annexations through the 1970s and 1980s increased Pembroke Pines' current size to 34.4 square miles, making it the largest city in Broward County by total land area, and second largest by population. In the 1990s, the destructive effects of Hurricane Andrew in Miami-Dade County drove thousands of residents north to Broward County. The resulting increase in Pembroke Pines' population prompted the need for more schools. By 2006, the city had created the county's largest charter school system, which has also been acclaimed as the largest municipally operated charter school system in the United States.

Pembroke Pines is a melting pot for Florida's diverse populations, which includes 63 percent English-speaking residents, 27 percent Spanish-speaking residents, and the remainder accounted for by Portuguese, French, French Creole, Italian, Yiddish, and Tagalog speakers.

Centrally located between Fort Lauderdale and Miami, the city embraces major regional retail centers, a number of prominent employers, a large hospital complex, and the Broward branch of the Miami Herald and NBC-TV. Its major thoroughfares – east-west Pines Boulevard and north-south I-75 – make it strategically desirable for attracting new residents and businesses, as well as commuters and visitors from Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties.

SRS projects in Pembroke Pines include:


Academic Village/Pembroke Pines High School
Broward College (South - 19 Projects)
Chapel Trail Elementary
Chapel Trail Storage/Meeting Room
Charter High School (UBCI Schematics)
Children's Harbor Restroom Building
Flanagan High School Restroom/Concession Building
Kaplan Learning Center
Montessori Phase I (Pre-K, K-5)
Montessori Phase II (6-8, Gymnasium)
Pasadena Lakes Elementary School (Safe and Healthy Schools Program)
Pembroke Pines Central Campus (Pre-school and Elementary School)
Pembroke Pines Charter Middle School
Pines Lakes Elementary School (General Remodeling and Addition)
Pines West Academy Pre-school
Pinewood Elementary School (Safe and Healthy Schools Program)
Portable School Site
Silver Lakes Middle School (Renovate HVAC)
Silver Lakes Storage/Meeting Room


184th Plaza
Albertson's Plaza at Pembroke Isles
Alice's Day Off
Anthony's Florist
Aquariums Unlimited
Armour Nail Salon
A Uniform World
BJ's Wholesale Club
Blockbuster Plaza
Camelot Music
Capricorn Shoes
Cha Cha Coconuts
Dragon Gate Restaurant
Eyes of Pines
Family Golf Concession
Finger Lickin’
Flaky Crust
Floral Supply Mart
Food Court at Pembroke Lakes Mall
Foreign Objects
Get the Picture
Gift Trends
Gold's Gym Plaza
Goodyear Autoservice Center
Heartland Pharmacy
J.C. Penney
Jewels for Us
Lasal Cleaners
Linardi's Fine Jewelry
Mini Backs
Moon Thai Restaurant
Nami Japanese Restaurant
Nathan's Famous
Opera Bakery
Oppenheim Pilelsky, P.A.
Opti-World (Interior Design)
Pembroke Lakes Mall (White Boxes, Tenant Improvements)
Pet Bakery
Pines 86th
Power Smoothie
Reggae Wear
Restaurant Court at Home Depot
San Rio
Shoppes at Home Depot Plaza
Sports Store
Stride Rite
Suburban Pools
Tee Shirt & Co.
The Athlete's Foot
Tickled Pink
Treat Boutique
Video Connection
Village of Mayfair
World Fitness Plaza


Ansin Park Concession Building
Chapel Trail Park Concession Building
Chapel Trail Storage/Meeting Room
Children's Harbor Restroom Building
Cinnamon Park Concession Building
City Center (Master Plan)
City Hall (Annex)
City Hall Lobby Enclosure (Building Shell)
City Hall Lobby Enclosure (Interior Design)
City Hall Parking Garage (Feasibility Study)
City Hall Roof (Analysis and Repair Feasibility Study)
Club 19 at Pembroke Lakes Golf and Racquet Club
Dream Park at Spring Valley (Master Plan)
Fire Rescue Department Maintenance Facility
Fire Station No. 33
Fire Station No. 79
Fire Station No. 89/Renovation
Fire Station No. 99
Fire Station No. 99/Addition
Fire Station No. 101
Flamingo Park Concession Building
Fletcher Park Community Center/Renovation
Pembroke Lakes Golf and Racquet Club
Pembroke Lakes Golf and Racquet Club/Renovation
Pembroke Pines Civic Center
Pembroke Pines Fire Training Facility
Pembroke Pines Police Equestrian Facility
Pembroke Pines Police Training Facility
Pembroke Shore Optimist Building
Pembroke Shores Park and Gymnasium
Pines Central Park Concession Building
Pines Conference Center (Feasibility Study)
Pines Recreation Center Concession Building
Police Headquarters (Renovation and Expansion)
Public Services/Expansion
Senior Center Pool/Pool House and Connector
Silver Lakes Storage/Meeting Room
Southwest Pines Nature Center
Spring Valley Park Concession Building
Tanglewood Park Restroom Building
Teen/Senior Center (Design/Build)
Village Community Center
Walter C. Young Restroom Building
West District Police Substation



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