Alumni proposes new school design of Southwest Senior High

Southwest Presentation-1


After posting images of the new Mast High School building, we were contacted by a local architect expressing his desire to share his thoughts on school design.  Below is a narrative prepared by the designer as well as some of his own renderings:

Months ago I had an idea to rethink the way schools are made. What initiated the idea was the thought of improving our communities through architecture… and what better way to improve our communities than to improve our schools.
For months, I spent all of my spare time developing this idea by researching and using my high school Alma mater, Southwest Miami High School as an example / precedent.
This proposal was complete in early January and since then I have been speaking with people about this project and building momentum. I have kept the project quiet up until now because I wanted feed back and people reactions. After months of prepping, it is ready to be exposed.
Both projects Mast and Southwest can really complement each other side by side.  It would be an exiting step for Dade County School. These are the types of project the make history and become pioneers to our communities.
 – Danny Diaz, Architect, Southwest Alumnus 2006
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*Please note that all images are intellectual property by Danny Diaz.  Mr.Diaz has full right and credit to the design.  These designs are a proposal and not of built work.

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