Girls' Club on the River
In 2022, Girls' Club moved to the historical Himmarshee neighborhood just west of downtown Fort Lauderdale. Situated across from the Museum of Science and Discovery, and next to Esplanade Park, Girls' Club's programs and exhibits expanded to include kid-friendly activities and workshops, while remaining a steadfast focus on the collection.
330 SW 2 Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Girls' Club Warehouse
From 2017 - 2022, Girls' Club operated out of a converted warehouse in the micro neighborhood of Flagler Uptown, in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The facility housed the collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz, using the works as inspiration and an educational resource for the programs presented by Girls' Club, as well as a black-box style gallery that showed rotating exhibitions from the collection and local artists, curators and creatives.
723 NE 2 Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Girls' Club at 117 Building
Girls’ Club was originally housed in a dynamic, multi-functional building designed by Margi Nothard, principal of the award-winning Glavovic Studio in Fort Lauderdale from 2007-2017. Glavovic Studio converted the existing warehouse via the use of layered materials, light and movement to create a unique, art-oriented environment for the collection of contemporary art of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz.
Pale green translucent fiberglass panels are mounted on a steel frame over the existing building facade and windows. This material diffuses natural light into the gallery during the day, and at night, when illuminated from within, it glows an emerald shade of green, adding vivid color to the street. This transparency informs the building’s interior as well. Partition walls of industrial recycled materials are embedded with LED lights. Resins, plastics, polymers and colors are layered to define private and public spaces. Access to a mezzanine is denoted by an intense orange zone. A pair of pivot walls create a flexible installation space.
Glavovic Studio has received numerous awards for the design of Girls’ Club and other projects, including World Architecture’s Annual Community Award in 2012 and a 2008 AIA State Merit Award. Read about the conception and the evolution of Girls’ Club’s architecture here.
117 NE 2 Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL