BCA Architects’ master plan for the Chula Vista High Campus in San Diego County masterfully weaves the Classicism of their Greek Spartan mascot into a contemporary interpretation of the Classical Greek orders. The new library creatively reflects on the past while projecting into the future for the next generations of students at Chula Vista High School. The Grecian-inspired building is equipped with a technology center and quiet study area for students. High-density moving storage units have also been installed for an increased number of textbooks and resource materials available to students.
The new 750-seat performing arts center creatively reflects on the past while projecting into the future for the next generations of students at Chula Vista High School. The new building establishes a sense of modern elegance while addressing functional issues such as maintenance and durability, all within a sustainable context. The new building design 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 Career Technical Education and High Performance Initiative grants. The project also included a new multipurpose building, alterations to the gymnasium and remodeled athletic facilities.