Sugarloaf Middle School
After Sugar Loaf Middle School sustained $7 million in storm damage, PGAL worked diligently with school board staff to ensure a full and efficient recovery.
The 125,000-square-foot, 900-student middle school features a total of five tilt-wall constructed buildings, including a two-story general classroom building, media center with administrative offices, multipurpose cafetorium, gymnasium and recreational center, and music and fine arts building.
PGAL oriented the campus to take full advantage of fresh water wetland views. The hammock area, complete with a standing seam aluminum roof system, creates the Florida Keys aesthetic indigenous to this area. A covered walkway interconnects campus buildings, which surround the main drop-off and parking area. An inner courtyard serves as a gathering spot for school and class functions.
Given the prevalence of severe storms, PGAL added hurricane shutters and a laminated glazing system for windows. PGAL also imported 10 feet of fill to bring the finished floor elevations up and meet FEMA requirements. The design also accommodates the existing football, track, and baseball fields on this tight site.
PGAL completed the project on time and within budget.
- Five tilt-wall constructed buildings that accommodate 900 students
- Two-story general classroom building, media center with administrative offices, multipurpose cafetorium, gymnasium and recreational center, and music and fine arts building
- Hurricane shutters and a laminated glazing system for windows