Press Release

KLA School

Construction is Complete at KLA Preschool in North Bay Village; Open for Registration

May 17, 2013
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Construction is complete at KLA, an early childhood school, located at 7800 Hispanola Avenue in North Bay Village.

Fort Lauderdale-based architects Synalovski Romanik Saye (SRS) transformed the building from its former use as a religious institution into a bright and spacious environment that offers programs for children ranging from three months to five years in age.

SRS worked with the client, Sotreza,LLC, on the programming, architectural design, interior design, and engineering for the 9,860 SF school. In addition, the full-service firm streamlined services for permitting, development, site development, construction documents, site plan approval, and contract administration.

According to architect Manuel Synalovski, AIA, “We designed the classrooms along the perimeter of the interior to secure natural light in all the learning spaces.” Outdoors, the firm replaced existing paved areas to accommodate a fenced and landscaped play area. The result is a bright and dynamic learning environment where children are encouraged to express themselves creatively.

KLA schools are based on the educational philosophy inspired by Loris Malaguzzi, a lifelong educator in the Italian province of Reggio Emilia after World War II. The Reggio Emilio approach emphasizes an environment where each child’s individuality is nurtured through a wide range of experiential possibilities to develop his or her innate abilities and talents.