New High School Campus
Napa Valley Unified School District
American Canyon, Calif.
- Completion Date: August 2010
- Square Footage: 260,000 (New Construction)
- Final Project Cost: $121M
Designed to meet the district’s Educational Program, American Canyon High School (ACHS) is an environmentally responsible, innovative campus constructed to bring a sense of identity to the City of American Canyon. Dubbed “America’s Greenest High School” by the Huffington Post in 2012, ACHS is one of the highest scoring schools in California approved under the Collaborative for High Performance School (CHPS) Verified program.
ACHS’ design was driven by three major forces: the district’s educational program, sustainable design strategies and providing a civic presence for the growing suburban community of American Canyon. Organized around a double ellipse pathway and campus green are the library, administration building, a 400-seat theater, a 2,500-seat gymnasium, four small learning communities and several specialized academy buildings.
- 2012 Honor Award, Leroy F. Greene Design + Planning Award | Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH) & American Institute of Architects/California Council (AIACC)
- 2009 Merit Award (Project In-Design), Leroy F. Greene Design + Planning Award | Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH) & American Institute of Architects/California Council (AIACC)
- High School
- New Construction
- New Campus
- Weight Room
- Track & Field
- CHPS Verified & DSA High Performance School (HPS)
QKA patiently walked us through the program design elements, helped us to create a product that reflected our values and educational philosophy, and designed a facility that completely reflected our interests and those of the community at large.John Glaser, Former Superintendent, NVUSD