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Funding CTE Facilities

Funding CTE Facilities

CTE Facility design should be driven by curriculum to meet the educational needs of the chosen pathway. When applying for CTEFP funding, get started as early as possible. Talk with teachers and industry partners, and visit other facilities offering the same pathway. 

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."

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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.

VR: A Window into a New World

VR: A Window into a New World

A Window into a New World

Once a decade a new technology is created that revolutionizes the architecture and design industry. Virtual reality (VR) is such a tool.

Using the advanced motion and positioning sensors inside a smartphone, VR headsets have the ability to transport the viewer to another world. This ability to "be there in person" has been used for everything from video games to heavy-industry training.

At Ruhnau Ruhnau Clarke Architects, we are exploring how VR can not only be a tool for us as architects but also school administrators and educators. Many of our clients carry the extra burden of planning for facilities that will house students for decades and influence a generation’s perception of learning. It is then imperative that they understand the scale and affects of a design and how a facility will operate.


Tools of the Trade


Indio High School Auditorium

Designed by Ruhnau Ruhnau Clarke, the J. Roderick Basehore Theatre at Indio High School is a premier location for musical and theatrical performances.  


This immersive VR experience was created to showcase the spectacularJ. Roderick Basehore Theatre at Indio High School. By blending real-world footage with immersive sound effects, music, and simple motion graphics, the viewer begins to appreciate the quality of the building and it's role in advancing the arts.

To get the full experience watch the video below on a smartphone or iPad using the Youtube app. The video will appear in 3D, allowing you to move your device around and view the theater from any angle. 



Creating the immersive VR experience for Roderick Basehore Theatre at Indio High School is just the beginning for Ruhnau Ruhnau Clarke. As we move forward with this technology, our focus is on how it may improve our client's needs to understand a facility ahead of time and have access to the information to make the best decisions.