Rancho Mirage High School

The Project.

Leighton provided all geotechnical, environmental, materials testing and special inspection services for this project from initial planning through several start up delays to final construction seven years later.


Palm Springs Unified School District


Rancho Mirage, CA


  • Environmental
  • Geotechnical
  • Materials Testing

Project Fact:

Leveraging DSA experience for a new high school.

The Leighton Solution.

The desert geology is unique with sand dunes, dry conditions and lack of shallow groundwater. For the geotechnical engineer this means liquefaction is ruled out. Stabilization of loess sands was the primary geotechnical concern for this site.

For Leighton’s geotechnical engineers, this meant leveraging our DSA experience to provide the District a cost-effective – DSA approved – geotechnical exploration.

Severe heat in the summer was a concern during concrete pours. We provided responsive reviews of mix designs as changes were made according to the outside temperature.