Local Architecture and Urban Design

Theme: Local Architecture and Urban Design
Grades: 6-12
Description: Students discover the history of Coral Gables, city founder George Merrick’s translation of Mediterranean architecture, and contemporary local issues in downtown development and urban design. Students evaluate the current state of the City of Coral Gables in terms of Green Living and Green Design and the current development initiatives.
Activities:
 Exhibit Tour: “Creating the Dream: George Merrick and His Vision for Coral Gables” (35 min.)
 Downtown Walking Tour (35 min.)
 Art Activity: Design an Urban Plan (30 min.)
Duration: 2 hours
Site: Coral Gables Museum and City Tour
Fee: $10 per student, group size: 20-60