American Canyon High School
Napa Valley Unified School District

New Campus
American Canyon, CA

  • Quattrocchi Kwok Architects
  • 260,000 sq. ft. / 2,200 students
  • Small Learning Communities + Academies
  • One Megawatt Photovoltaic Power System
  • 400 Seat Performing Arts Theater
  • 2,500 Seat Gymnasium
  • Ground Source Heat Pump

Designed to meet the district’s Educational Program, American Canyon High School (ACHS) is an environmentally responsible, innovative campus constructed to bring a sense of identity to the City of American Canyon. ACHS is one of the highest scoring schools in California approved under the Collaborative for High Performance School (CHPS) verified program. ACHS’ design was driven by three major forces: the district’s educational program, sustainable design strategies and providing a civic presence for the growing suburban community of American Canyon. Organized around a double ellipse pathway and campus green are the library, administration building, a 400-seat theater, a 2,500-seat gymnasium, four small learning communities and several specialized academy buildings.


  • 2012 Honor Award – CASH/AIACC Leroy F. Green Design Awards
  • 2009 Merit Award – CASH/AIACC Leroy F. Green Design Awards