Architectural design of most High schools in USA is not impressive, bleak, cheap, warehouse-prison like but there are schools which "stands out" from the crowd. Like Central Union High School in El Centro, CA. You can see it from I-8. I've driven pass the construction site a few times. First, I've thought they were building a warehouse, then it started looking like a county jail site. Finally, a few weeks ago I've driven past finished "product". It looked like a prison without barbed wire, which perplexed me for the time it took to read "high school".