Pacifica High School is a 78-acre campus that opened its doors in 1965 and is one of the first High Schools built for the Garden Grove Unified School District. The School District knew a new campus design was necessary in order to meet the needs of the over 1,800 students it serves. The District was able to secure $20 million of AB-300 funds for the 106,000 square-foot additions and modernization of its existing buildings.

The project involved reconfiguring parking and student drop-off areas, creating landscaped academic quads, adding five classroom buildings, a dedicated science building, a new student & staff dining hall, a new library media center, and a new 450-seat performing arts center — all without disturbances to day-to-day classroom activities. The additions were purposely designed to maximize natural daylighting to all classrooms to reduce overall campus energy consumption.

Daniel’s Electric utilized its knowledge of DSA and OPSC requirements for its over $4 million electrical portion of the project.