Preliminary Design
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Construction Administration
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3,400 SF


Ruhnau Clarke Architects


Anaheim Union High School District


Anaheim High School was home to an aquatic complex that was built in 1939, which had been condemned in 2007 due to its facilities not being up to code. The district chose Ruhnau Clarke Architects to design a much-needed update and expansion to these facilities, staying true the original character by keeping the Art Deco style of the 1930s.

This project consisted of removal and replacement of the existing pool along with construction of a new pool building (containing locker rooms, coaches’ offices, and storage), a ticket booth, and associated site improvements. The new lighted, 38-meter facility behind the gymnasium was dedicated to Jon Urbanchek, its former coach who went on to become a legendary men’s swimming coach at the University of Michigan and part of the U.S. coaching staff at six Olympics.