South Dade Cultural Arts Center

Miami-Dade County, FL | Photography by Robin Hill

The South Dade Cultural Center, home to a 1,000 seat performance hall for theatrical productions and separate rehearsal rooms used for community functions, is a vital space for the arts in South Florida. In providing design services for this cultural center, Curtis and Rogers intent was to create an outdoor environment that complimented the use of the building. Major program elements included: a paved courtyard between the two buildings to accommodate guests upon arrival and departure; a large-inclined amphitheater lawn area between the buildings and the canal to the south to accommodate exterior cultural events; and shade trees to create a functional and comfortable exterior space.