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PASco MiddLE ScHooL, dade city, fl
SPriNg ENgiNEEriNg, iNc., holiday, fl
The original classroom building as constructed in 1948,
and plan for the new building.
Photo and plan courtesy of the architect.
The reception area is a well-lighted welcoming space surrounded by administrative offices.
“Spring Engineering’s goals were to
address the functional needs of the school,
reunite the campus buildings and create a
sense of place for students and faculty.”
– Richard M. Bekesh, AIA
As originally constructed in 1948, Pasco
Middle School was housed in one building. Over
the years, as the student population increased,
the campus grew into a collection of buildings of
various styles that occupied two city blocks. The
random placement of these additional buildings
created a lack of continuity for the campus.
In 2007, Spring Engineering, Inc. (SEI) was
commissioned to renovate and update the
existing campus. The renovation consisted
of some demolition, replacement of existing
buildings and design of new interior and exterior
spaces. It was determined that the style of the
new building should be traditional and in keeping
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Florida/Caribbean Architect - Spring 2013
Editorial / Diane D. Greer
2013 Legislative Wrap-Up
Alfred B. Maclay School Pre-K Building
Pasco Middle School
St. Leo University Parking Garage and Turf Stadium
Warner University Agricultural Complex
The Tin House
Could You Learn to Love LEED?
Florida/Caribbean Architect - Spring 2013