Westview High School is a comprehensive campus designed around the four elements of learning: connectedness, flexibility, collaboration and communication. These tenets were used to develop the Educational Specifications with interactive spaces designed to foster relationships among students, staff and community.

The project architecture is designed as a collection of formal building types. Dynamic roof forms identify the primary public spaces.  Covered arcades provide sheltered access between buildings.  A conceptual master plan was developed by a Vision Committee made up of representatives from students, teachers, district administration, parents and community interests. Each area within the academic program was engaged in focused sessions to expand on the concepts and design details required to implement the vision.

The campus layers outdoors experiences from public to private interactions and functions to support outdoor learning activities. Energy Management systems are incorporated to exceed State energy codes and take advantage of the areas’ temperate climate.


Location: San Diego, California

District: Poway Unified School District

Size: 216,110 SF, 70 Acre Site

Cost: $53 M

Completion: 2002

Awards: Honor Award, Coalition for Adequate School Housing