Santa Ana, California
Samueli Academy is a 320-student charter high school developed by the Orangewood Children’s Foundation. The 115,000-square-foot academic downtown is focused on project-based learning and will feature a student union, library and fitness spaces intertwined with studios, labs and collaborative learning commons.
The 40,000-square-foot residential village will board 80 students and their guardian families, creating a vibrant neighborhood that features patios, terraces and growing gardens. These two areas are connected by a bridge that spans a native riparian area that changes with the seasons and recognizes the dry and wet aspects of a bio-system. This unique campus is located on a seven-acre site in Santa Ana, California and is designed to meet LEED for Schools Gold criteria.