Location: Lake Worth, FL
Client: U.S. Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs
Project Cost: $75 Million
Size: 313 Acres
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs has designated a 313-acre site, comprised primarily of agricultural lands, to serve as the South Florida National Cemetery. The master planning will determine how many phases will be needed for the build out of the entire 313-acre property with each phase providing approximately ten years of burial space. Phase I design elements include a public information/administrative building of 4,583 square feet, roadways, irrigation, storm water management, landscaping, and various support structures. The architectural movement known as South Florida’s “Classic Cracker” inspired the overall design of the Public Information and Administration building. This style is commonly characterized by its use of metallic roofing and large open porch areas. The design incorporates the airy and light classic cracker aesthetic while supplying an underlying hurricane ready support system.