Riverside Preparatory Academy New Locker Room and Office Spaces

Oro Grande School District

Oro Grande, California

Riverside Preparatory Academy in Oro Grande, California, commissioned SGH Architects to design a permanent Locker Building and an Office Building for their high-desert campus that contains both the middle school and the high school. This project represents the first permanently constructed buildings on an all-modular building campus, and are designed to be an integral component in support of the physical education programs at Riverside Preparatory Academy.

As a result of its centralized location, as well as a unifying contextual curved roof gesture, building orientations, protective canopies, and exterior spaces for student and instructor interactions, the project provides a prideful & symbolic connection between the two campuses. The buildings are constructed of CMU, metal roof trusses, composite metal wall panels and the Locker Building incorporates clerestory glazing under a large canopy to allow natural lighting into the spaces throughout the day.

The Locker Building serves both the middle school and high school students and has both a dedicated weight room with a large operable door to allow weight training to occur outside, as well as a dedicated dance studio. The Office Building provides support facilities and space for trainers, the nurse’s office and much needed laundry & gear storage for the programs.