Congratulations to Fort Lauderdale's Parks and Recreation Department and SRS!

South Side Cultural Arts Center recently received a City of Fort Lauderdale Community Appearance Award as an Historic Special Project. An architectural treasure, the 1922 edifice served as Fort Lauderdale’s first elementary school, in use for 45 years until 1969. It was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 2006. Our restoration and repurposing of the vacant building has transformed it as an architectural jewel poised to house new community, arts, and cultural programs, as well as Parks and Recreation administrative offices. Adjacent to Hardy Park near the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, the two-story, 11,000 SF landmark structure is glazed in yellow stucco and features awning style windows, a flat roof with a parapet, and a rectangular T-shaped footprint. Inside and out, the dignity and classic elegance of the original configuration inspired our redesign and enhancements, achieving the Center's best and highest use, a key element of an architect's values and toolbox.

South Side Cultural Arts Center - Front Elevation

South Side Cultural Arts Center - Rear Elevation

South Side Cultural Arts Center - Dance Studio

South Side Cultural Arts Center - 3 Quarter Vews