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Mira Mesa High School Music Building Wins Award

Mira Mesa High School Whole Site Modernization and Music Building received an AIA San Diego Architecture Honor award on June21, 2023. Designed by Architects Mosher Drew, the new design provides state-of-the-art facility for acoustic performances to service the school, known for one of the strongest music programs in the district.

The building design provides a multi-environment, dynamic learning setting. This multi-setting structure extends beyond traditional indoor-outdoor design by utilizing three distinct variations of instructional spaces combined to create a diverse ‘collaborative nucleus.’ The design offers standardized interior classrooms for traditional needs, but then merges with shared patios and outdoor teaching clusters to promote physical and visual connections to create unique learning experiences. This model allows interior classrooms to be fluidly interactive with an adjacent classroom, patio and outdoor teaching cluster, or each can be partitioned into separate break-out type spaces.

KTUA’s scope of work addressed the renovation of the landscape around existing buildings and the preparation of planting and irrigation plans and specifications for a new quadrangle open space and landscape surrounding the new music building. The landscape includes outdoor classrooms, decorative seat walls, concrete planters, stairs, ramps, bioswales, and a grass amphitheater. 

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