United Way Center for Excellence

Location: Miami, FL
Size: 26,000 SF

The United Way of Miami’s project mission was to create the premier child development center in South Florida, integrating training and research. They hoped to set a standard that would raise the level of child care quality throughout the state.

Working with two prominent adjacent sites on Coral Way in Miami, the design team created a campus including the United Way Headquarters, The Center for Excellence, and an eight story parking structure. The Center for Excellence has a state-of-the-art childcare facility that includes multiple opportunities for observation. The classrooms and enhancement spaces have diverse spatial and environmental elements, demonstrating innovation.