El Diamante High School

Client: Visalia Unified School District
Services Provided: Master Planning, Programming, Design, Construction Documents, Construction Administration, Theater Consulting
Project Location: Visalia, CA
Project Size: 173,158 sf
Capacity: 1,900 Students
Completion Date: September 2002
Sustainability: Sustainable Featues Included
Program: 72 Teaching Stations (Classrooms, Computer Labs, Music Lab, Vocal Lab, 2-D and 3-D Art Labs, Photo Lab, Physics Lab, Chemistry Lab, Biology Lab, Agriculture Science Lab, Exploratory Applied Technology Labs), Learning Resource Center, College Career Center, Performing/Fine Arts Complex, Gymnasium, Shower/Locker, Food Service/Cafeteria, Administration, Activities Court, Central Academic Court

This comprehensive high school has the capacity to hold 1,900 students, grades 9-12. Based on “school within a school” planning concepts, this high school incorporates academic and specialized instructional villages. The clustered classrooms promote interactive learning.

The campus courtyard plan presents exterior spaces of varying scale, with the primary focus being the Learning Resource Center, which includes a “state-of-the-art” technology information commons, career center and open library spaces. The design and location of this Technology Center presents opportunity for use by the entire community, as well as the students.