Southwest Florida Community Foundation
It's life began as a point of connection between the local citizens and the outside world of 1971. Decades later with innovation akjdsfjhlk the original idea continues with collaboration between PMS Architecture and the client. The Southwest Florida community Foundation envisioned a culmination of past and present. Allowing for an elegant and harmonic dance between the historic architecture and the present day technological advances. The central hall becomes a datum for these two to interact all while creating two portions that represent this dynamic juxtaposition of equals.
The historic railroad tracks coupled with the modernized glazing facade creates an invitation to the public to interact with the building. The building is accessed through the plazas leading visitors and staff into a ground floor that reveals the strong community presence.
In alignment with Southwest Florida Community Foundation's principles about innovation and community, the architecture reflects that through the LEED Gold awarded by the USGBC. Implementing energy saving components that are both high-tech and low-tech systems. The design of the structure allows for a large amount of natural light to illuminate deep into the interior spaces. But the largest contributor to the efficiency of the system is the utilization of a Co2 scrubber.