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 Samueli Academy, a public charter high school established by the Orangewood Foundation.

The master plan for the seven-acre campus proposes 160,000 square feet of academic and residential facilities to be constructed in phases. The Academy’s capacity will be 480 students at final build out, with residential family units to house up to 80 students in a group home setting.

The first three phases have been completed, and include site development, temporary classrooms, and a new 50,000 SF 3-story classroom building. Grifffin is currently performing design management for the next phase, which will include a 60,000 student services building.Early Phase 1 was completed in late 2015 and includes a three-story 30,000 square-foot academic building featuring innovative spaces supporting the Academy’s STEM-focused, college-prep curriculum. Phase 1 totals 116,000 square feet and will include a library and administration building, three residential buildings, a residential support building, and comprehensive site improvements. Phase 2 features a 25,800 square foot gymnasium and locker room facility, and a 17,800 square foot classroom building.

Samueli Academy offers local foster and community youth from educationally under-served communities an alternative choice for their high school education.

See the fly through video rendering of the campus.


Photo Credit: Costea Photography
Video: LPA Architects



Samueli Academy