Morphosis -Diamond Ranch High School presents a detailed story of the design and construction of a single building, Diamond Ranch High School by avant-garde California architecture firm Morphosis. The volume opens with an interview with Thom Mayne, founder and principal of Morphosis and winner of the 2005 Pritzker Prize. The interview outlines Mayne’s working methods and chronicles his development as an architect from his years as a student through the realization of such influential projects as the widely published Crawford House.
The presentation of Diamond Ranch High School, a state-of-the-art public school in Pomona, California, offers a level of detail not normally found in architectural monographs. Here every crucial architectural decision is extensively illustrated with conceptual sketches, key working drawings, and photographs of the project under construction and after completion.
009 A Conversation with Thom Mayne
045 Design Development
081 Final Diagrams, Plans, and Sections
096 Final Models
098 Final Renderings
107 Construction Drawings
142 Construction Photographs
185 Completed Construction