Local Architecture and Urban Design

Grades: 4-12
Subject area: History, Architecture, Urban Design

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.


  • Exhibit Tour: “Creating the Dream: George Merrick and His Vision for Coral Gables” (45 min.)
  • Downtown Walking Tour (45 min.)
  • Art Activity: Observational drawing and designing in sketchbooks (completed throughout the entire tour)

Duration: 2 Hours
Site: Coral Gables Museum and City Tour
Cost: $5 per student, group size: 20-25