Preliminary Design
Structural Analysis
Construction Documents
Equipment Support and Anchorage
Plan Approvals
Quality Assurance Review
Construction Administration
Value Engineering


57,000 SF


Ruhnau Clarke Architects


Desert Sands Unified School District


Amistad Continuation High School is a completely new campus for the Desert Sands Unified School District. Founded in the 1970s, it is the only continuation high school in the district. The 20-acre site consists of contemporary classrooms, a state-of-the-art automotive shop, an expanded library, a multi-purpose room, and a modern, full-size gymnasium. A larger lunch area with additional lunch tables and shade structures provides a more comfortable setting for students than past campuses. The site posed a challenging geologic hazard condition of the potential for seismically induced lateral spreading, but the project design team incorporated stone columns throughout the site to mitigate the condition.