San Ysidro High School

The campus plan draws its inspiration from the American campus planning tradition of carved buildings containing a landscaped yard. Meanwhile, the framework plan distributes all structures around an academic oval with non-classroom buildings lining the perimeter street in order to provide joint-use opportunities.

The architectural theme celebrates individual joint-use buildings engaging passive and active landscape areas. For example, the library’s large picture window, framed by a polished tile screen wall, presents a view of a small garden and the academic oval.