Shasta Lake School, Joint-Use Gymnasium

Shasta Lake, California


    Gateway Unified School District

  • AREA

    24,502 sq.ft.





The new gymnasium and multipurpose building at Shasta Lake School has been designed to meet the athletic needs of the students and community of Shasta Lake, Calif. The partnership between the district and the city freed up additional funding through the state’s joint-use funding program.

Amenities include:

•Full competition gymnasium that ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY1,500COST PER SQ FT$266.00FEATURED IN2006 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSpecialized 1,500 spectators.

•Multipurpose/wrestling room.

•Locker rooms with coaches’ offices.

•Full stage with music and choral rooms.

•Snack bar/ticket booth.

The primary design challenge involved integrating the new facility into the existing 1960s-era campus while creating a signature building that expressed the identity of the school and community. Curvilinear roof forms drawn from nearby Mount Shasta were used to create the volumetric interiors that frame the gymnasium. Clerestory windows allow daylighting from the facility to minimize artificial lighting and operating expenses.

By threading this new structure into the site, the design team has created a focal point that will provide recreation opportunities for this thriving community for many years to come.