Modern classroom building preserves 1920s charm of 100-year-old campus.
When site-built construction proved too costly for the master-planned Tustin High expansion, AMS teamed with TUSD to modularize the conventional plans and deliver the two-story Humanities Building at significant cost and time savings. The L-shaped elevator building captures the historic character of the 1920s campus while adding 12 spacious, energy-efficient classrooms for 21st century learning. The façade is a creative blend of old and new with ruffle face brick end walls and handmade ceramic tiles over exterior doors—factory-installed architectural enhancements that recreate details of the original school building. To reduce maintenance, AMS subbed solid steel pickets for tube steel in the custom handrails—a no-paint option that adds durability.
- Large, dual-glazed windows with 50% tinting optimize natural light
- High-SEER HVAC systems and low-flow fixtures save energy and water
- Interactive and networked technologies support collaborative learning