Pacifica High School Campus

The design of Pacifica High School’s ten new buildings transforms the 50-year old campus into a 21st century learning environment, encouraging students’ creative expression through collaborative space, integrated technology, and hands-on learning.

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Branded environmental graphics and updated technology encourage school spirit and a desire to learn, transforming Pacifica’s campus into a 21st century learning environment. Like its sister school, La Quinta High, the character of new construction builds on the warmth of the brick masonry used on the exterior of each school’s existing Administration Building. Natural daylighting is introduced throughout all classroom spaces, creating environments that inspire productivity while reducing overall campus energy consumption. WD fast-track designed ten new buildings for the 1,800-student Pacifica High School campus, with our design developed strategically to maximize use of resources from AB 300 funds. WD’s full scope of work includes reconfiguring parking and student drop-off areas; the creation of new landscaped academic quads; and the addition of five Classroom Buildings, a dedicated Science Building, a new student and staff Dining Hall, new Library Media Center, a new 450-seat Performing Arts Center, and a new Gym and Aquatic Center. Built in multiple phases, all new campus development will be constructed without disrupting day-to-day learning activities. Based on state-required tests and how well its students are prepared for college, Pacifica High School has earned a silver medal in the US News & World Report National Rankings. Reflecting this educational stature, WD’s additions to the campus encourage community- both inside and outside the classroom- through collaborative work areas, hands-on learning spaces, and integrated technology, all focused on elevating the student learning experience.    

Client
Garden Grove Unified School District

Location
Garden Grove, CA

Size
Phase 1: 40,296 sf, one Science and two Classroom Buildings
Phase 2: 60,288 sf, three new Classroom Buildings, Cafeteria, Library/Media Center, Performing Arts Auditorium
Phase 3: 34,000 sf Gym & Aquatic Center

Services
Planning, Architecture, Interior Design

Completed
Phase 1: 2017
Phase 2: 2018 (est.) / Phase 3: 2019 (est.)