University Academy Charter School

Panama City, Florida

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After the new airport in Panama City opened, the former airport property was acquired for the development of the new community, SweetBay. The 704-acre site includes homes, commercial space, parks, lakes, and an abundance of green space. With growth of this volume happens, so too does the need for additional schools. University Academy, a charter school, was the first built building to open.  Taking advantage of the former airport terminal, the design team utilized approximately 68,000 SF to serve 500 students, pre-K through third grade.  

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