University Academy Charter School
Panama City, Florida
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.