Client: Green Valley High School
Size: 22,000 sf
Date Completed: Programming Completed 2017
When you hear the words “Green Valley”, you can’t help but imagine a luscious escape surrounded by a harsh, sometimes unforgiving environment. This idea of the calming oasis is the inspiration for the design of the Green Valley Music Building. Two large, faceted desert buildings envelop a soothing communal space within, providing an “oasis in the desert”. Students leave the sweltering desert climate behind as they enter the campus through this new tranquil gateway.
Designing the Music Building required thoughtful consideration and creative planning. The Green Valley Music Building is an architectural composition of three faceted formations gathered as an ensemble to form the new Music Campus. The unique shape of each form is a reflection of natural desert valley materials and is designed to craft the ideal acoustic quality specific to each performance space.
Within the captured space between the three forms, young musicians unite in a collaboration of ideas, theory and music. Green Valley High School students also experience ascending views through the skylight ceiling, connecting them to the larger desert-like forms and the overhead canopy designed to optimize natural light based on the orientation of the sun.