Historic Campus to Receive Needed Upgrades

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — AVRP Skyport is pleased to announce that its design for two major buildings at Herbert Hoover High School, located at 4474 El Cajon Blvd. in San Diego, is moving forward to the next step in the development process.  On January 23, 2018, short-listed construction companies began the proposal process by touring the project site. This is an opportunity to build AVRP’s ambitious new design for one of San Diego’s oldest schools. The nearly 90-year old Hoover High campus includes buildings dating back to the 1930s.  It is also the alma mater of Baseball Hall of Famer Ted Williams and Ted “The San Diego Chicken” Giannoulas. Today, the school provides education for more than 2,000 students every year.

AVRP’s design for Hoover High will feature a new performing arts theater and a new administration & classroom building. The project will pay homage to the original historical buildings from 1929 while including state-of-the-art facilities for present-day students. AVRP’s design for a new theater will replace the existing undersized facility with a 24,500-square-foot new building consisting of a 500-seat auditorium, theater support space, and two drama classrooms adjacent to costume and scenery workshops which also serve as learning venues.  AVRP’s design also includes a new 45,500-square-foot, 3-story building which will consolidate administrative offices, counseling offices, and 20 new classrooms into one structure.  Construction for the new facilities is estimated to cost $37 million.

Randy Robbins, AIA, Principal at AVRP Skyport, says, “We were inspired by the buildings and public space of the original campus and intentionally patterned the design of the new buildings after the original structures to respect the era they came from.  We are excited to see the project move forward, and ultimately to see the students benefit from these new facilities.”

About AVRP Skyport
AVRP Skyport strives to find and develop an original idea that drives the creative process for each project.  Principals Douglas H. Austin, FAIA; Christopher T. Veum, AAIA, IIDA; Randy Robbins, AIA, LEED AP; and Frank Wolden represent award-wining portfolios inspiring developers and civic leaders to think beyond traditional boundaries, infusing each project with experiential community connections.  For more information, visit www.avrpstudios.com.