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New Concessions Building at Laguna Beach High School

New Concessions Building at Laguna Beach High School

Laguna Beach High School celebrated the opening of their new stadium building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week. The 2,322 square foot facility includes restrooms, lockers, coaches office and storage for their athletic programs.

What Makes Great Schools?

What Makes Great Schools?

This year at the CSBA Trade Show, we asked participants to help us discover shared values for quality education in California by taking part in the creation of a data map. Through this visual language, they shared what they valued in delivering quality education to students.

Construction Begins on San Jacinto High School's Pool

Construction Begins on San Jacinto High School's Pool

A groundbreaking ceremony was held this morning to celebrate the beginning of construction for Soboba Aquatics Center at San Jacinto High School. The community has been in desperate need for a pool since Sallee Park Recreational Pool, the only public pool in San Jacinto, closed in 2014. However, San Jacinto Unified School District (SJUSD) has been advocating for a pool long before the closure of Sallee Park.

Construction Begins on La Habra High School's Performing Arts Center

Construction Begins on La Habra High School's Performing Arts Center

The District envisioned a high-tech facility on the high school’s campus fully equipped with features unique to their performing arts program. The new Performing Arts Center will serve as a beacon to the surrounding community by drawing patrons and supporters of the arts, and giving students the opportunity to collaborate and share ideas between various school programs and student cultures.

Jurupa Valley High School Innovation Center

Jurupa Valley High School Innovation Center

The Innovation Center is equipped with immersive technologies and industry equipment in an effort to foster collaboration, inspire curiosity and to prepare students for their future. 

Cathedral City High School Pool Opens

Cathedral City High School Pool Opens

Cathedral City High School now has their very own swimming pool. After 26 years of bussing students to and from local aquatic centers, the CCHS Lions aquatic teams will have a place to compete and practice with pride.

The ribbon cutting for the pool was held Tuesday, March 21 2017.
Watch a video of the event on CBS.

The Palm Springs International Film Festival at Indio High School

The Palm Springs International Film Festival at Indio High School

In January Indio High School had the honor of hosting a Student Screening Day for the Palm Springs International Film Festival. 

 

As The Desert Sun puts it, 

"When they got off the busses they were Aztecs and Blackhawks and Eagles and Knights and Rajahs. When they re-boarded they were 500 film lovers."

Read the entire article here

Indio High School Opens

Indio High School Opens

We are ecstatic to see one of our favorite projects, Indio High School, open and ready to serve students. 

 

The Desert Sun recently covered the grand opening of the newly completed Indio High School:

"The long journey to a new high school for students and parents in Indio is over.
Congratulations to all who will enjoy the benefits of this dazzling new facility.
Desert Sands Unified approved the renovation of the campus, which serves 2,000 students, eight years ago. The final work was completed recently and the new facilities went through their official public debut earlier this month."

Read the full article here.

Design-Build: Palm Springs High School Auditorium

Design-Build: Palm Springs High School Auditorium

Design Build

Ruhnau Ruhnau Clarke recently completed a unique design-build project at Palm Springs High School. This project presented a unique opportunity to preserve a historic building while bringing it into the 21st Century and capitalizing on the design-build experience of our team. 

A Balance of History and Art

History

The Palm Springs High School Auditorium has hosted superstars and high school students alike over its 60-year history. So when it came time to modernize it’s performance and seismic capabilities, keeping the historical nature of the building intact was a priority.

Original exterior of the Palm Springs High School Auditorium,

Original exterior of the Palm Springs High School Auditorium,

Original architect, Emerson Stewart Williams.(Center)   

Original architect, Emerson Stewart Williams.(Center)

 

The former interior of the Palm Springs High School Auditorium.

The former interior of the Palm Springs High School Auditorium.

Auditorium Floor Plan

  1. Performance auditorium

  2. Orchestra pit

  3. Stage

  4. Back-of-stage

  5. Dressing Rooms

  6. Storage and service

  7. AV Control Room

  8. Lobby

  9. Entryway

 
7. AV Control Room

7. AV Control Room

9. Entryway

9. Entryway

Complete renovation of the interior with improved lighting and acoustics. The original red seat styling was replicated to preserve the historical connection.

Complete renovation of the interior with improved lighting and acoustics. The original red seat styling was replicated to preserve the historical connection.

Original interior finishes.

Original interior finishes.

The updated lobby embraces the richness of the original materials while providing modern durability.

The updated lobby embraces the richness of the original materials while providing modern durability.

The new auditorium maintains the original modernist design while providing enhanced lighting and technology.

The new auditorium maintains the original modernist design while providing enhanced lighting and technology.

Original auditorium

Original auditorium

 

Other Design-build Experience

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Top Kitchen

Top Kitchen

La Quinta High School’s culinary kitchen not only provides professional level skills development it affords the...