The new 750-seat Student Center for Performing Arts (SCPA) and 5,000 square foot library creatively reflect on the past while projecting into the future for the next generations of students at Chula Vista High School.
The new buildings establish a sense of modern elegance while addressing functional issues such as maintenance and durability, all within a sustainable context. The design for the new buildings combines concrete masonry units with glass curtain walls to create a dynamic tension between the solid and the transparent building forms that house the different functions. The use of pilasters, lintels and cornices make reference to Greek neo-classical architecture, paying homage to the Spartan mascot.
To help overcome the challenge of a tight budget, BCA spearheaded the process of securing $3.3 million in Career Technical Education and High Performance Initiative grants. Both the performing arts center and the library are designed to LEED Platinum standards.