The City of Sunny Isles Beach created a civic district with the completion of the Sunny Isles Beach Government Center in 2005. Perkins & Will was selected to design the Government Annex immediately north of the Government Center; it will be a hybrid building comprised of educational, office, community theater, civic and structured parking uses. This mixed-use program will allow for the growth of the existing adjacent Miami-Dade County Public School as well as civic and community theater programs for the City of Sunny Isles Beach. The design of the new annex provides for separate addresses and accesses for educational and civic/office uses and the expansion of landscaped Collins Avenue, Civic Square. The architecture of the new building “floats” the civic and office uses above the hall and pre-function spaces of the annex, providing continuous visibility of the existing government center. The material palette continues the use of textured architectural precast concrete and hurricane resistant glazing while introducing an aluminum solar sail along the southern exposure. Perkins&Will is responsible for all architectural and interior design efforts for the project.