Santa Paula High School Portico Replacement Project
The original portico adjoining the southeast corner of the auditorium at Santa Paula High School began noticeably separating from the auditorium in December 2018. This original structure, constructed in the late 1930's, was very heavy and had begun settling. As the portico settled, it started to pull away from the auditorium, creating a safety concern. As a result, temporary shoring was installed, and this area was closed-off.
A design team was retained to design a replacement portico, and plans were approved by DSA in April 2020. Since Santa Paula High School is a Ventura County Landmark, the replacement portico will be virtually identical to the original portico. Construction began in July, and the project should be substantially complete in April.
Shoring Installed January 2019
Steel Structure Installed