This remodeling of a 1955 high school consisted of a new 7,500 sf Administration Building and a 14,500 sf addition of a Counseling Center with expansion and remodeling of the existing Library. The architects collaborated with a range of client voices, school faculty, administration, facilities, parents and students, numerous focus groups, as well as a very active and vocal community. In addition the question of what type image they would like to see was explored. “Dynamic” and “distinctive” forms were the consensus. The resultant design is visually stimulating, complex and explorative.
Bio Dyson studied Psychology at U of WI, Philosophy U of OK, Planning at CSUF and received a MArch at the SFIA. He served apprenticeships with Frank Lloyd Wright, Bruce Goff, and William Gray Purcell. He was Dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture 1998 to 2002. He is past president of the Taliesin Fellows and President of AIA San Joaquin. He has received of over 200 major Design awards and featured in 400 plus publications and in over two- dozen books, including The Architecture of Arthur Dyson by Mark Hammons and “Arthur Dyson: L’architettura meditative”, by Giuliano Chelazzi.