Sage Creek Gets Nominated for a San Diego Architectural Foundation Orchid Award

Juliana Renert, Staff Reporter

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The 2018 Orchids and Onions awards is an educational fundraising program that is dedicated to the education and the promotion of outstanding. The online People’s Choice Vote gauges San Diegans’ about the state of their region. Sage Creek was nominated under Architecture in the Orchid category. It was revealed that SCHS, “fosters an intellectual understanding and experience of natural systems,” and “emphasizes a dynamic balance of human-made environment with nature,”(http://www.orchidsandonions.org). Other buildings that got nominated for Architecture, include the San Diego International Airport, Palomar Community College, Oceanside High School Performing Arts Center, the San Diego Zoo and more.

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  • Sage Creek’s diverse learning spaces were highlighted with “an intellectual understanding and experience of natural systems.” Bordering a nature preserve, the school is unique compared to most high schools.

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  • Sage Creek exemplifies “a dynamic balance of human-made environment with nature,” written in the description of our school on www.orchidsandonions.org. With hillsides and brush surrounding our campus, Sage Creek was recognized as an environmental friendly campus.

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  • Being a nominee for the best architectural design in San Diego, our building structures are one of the highlights in the positive feedback given. “The buildings demonstrate sustainability strategies, making environmental performance an everyday learning opportunity.”

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  • Sage Creek was praised for its, “access to the various floor levels of each building...allowing for clear and easy circulation throughout the campus.” With four separate terraces along with compact building structures, the two and three story structures provide clear and accessible routes for students to travel through.

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  • With an emphasis on our human-made environment with nature, Sage Creeks buildings are “...terraced into the hillside which creates a connection of the building to the landscape and provides diverse learning spaces.” One of the highlights in the commendation, was that this campus includes a variety of indoor and outdoor teaching venues.

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