Samueli Academy

"The project is a testament to the professionalism of Griffin Structures.”

Chris Simonson, Chief Financial Officer, Orangewood Children’s Foundation

Griffin continues to provide program and construction management services for the Samueli Academy, a public charter high school established by the Orangewood Foundation.

The master plan for the 7.1 acres campus proposes 140,000 SF of academic and residential facilities to be constructed in phases. The Academy’s capacity will be 800 students at final build out for 7th-12th grade, with a maximum of 80 students living onsite in a group home setting.

Phase 1 is complete which included site development, temporary classrooms, a new administration building, and a new 50,000 SF 3-story classroom building. Griffin is currently performing program and construction management for Phase 2, which includes a 50,000 SF 3-story Student Innovation Center, a 19,000 SF 2-story middle school, and a 3-story multifamily building. Phase 3 features a 25,800 SF gymnasium and locker room facility.

Samueli Academy offers local foster teens and community youth, from educationally under-served communities an alternative choice for their 7th– 12th grade education. The school is currently teaching students in a state of the art, interactive classrooms with cutting edge technology that supports the academy’s STEM-Focused, College-prep curriculum. Since the Samueli Academy has opened they have had a 99% graduation, and a 98% college acceptance and attendance.

See the fly through video rendering of the campus.


Photo Credit: Costea Photography
Video: LPA Architects



Samueli Academy