Santana High School Event Center and Physical Education Building, Santee

Santana High School in the Grossmont Union High School District needed to replace a dilapidated locker room building with a dual functioning facility. The new 21,200-gross-square-foot building now provides Santana a state-of-the-art facility for campus events, performances, conferences, and physical education activities. Superintendent  Tim Glover stated that the building’s “high performance design” was a significant factor contributing to the project’s success.

The building brings together the performing arts and physical education under one roof. In doing so, the school connects two typically separate groups, promoting unity and inclusion. This connection is further developed through the Hall of Fame, a space which physically connects the two groups. The Hall of Fame is designed to inspire pride in their alma mater through elements like trophy cases and banners. In addition to showcasing the school’s rich heritage, the Hall of Fame area acts as a meeting space during events.

The project also includes boys and girls locker room, coaches’ offices, sports team rooms, restrooms and showers, wrestling rooms, dance room, trainer’s room, and multi-use event space with telescoping theatre seating.

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  • Project Address:

    9915 Magnolia Ave., Santee, CA 92071

    Project Owner/Developer:

    Santana High School/Grossmont Union High School District

    Owner Contact Name/Email:

    Katy Wright, Executive Director of Facilities Mgmt., Grossmont UHSD/

    Project Architect/Designer:

    HED/Jennette La Quire, Pre K-12 Studio Leader, Principal

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