Santa Monica High School Pool

Malibu, California
Construction Cost: $120 million
Area / Square Feet: 12,882
Occupancy Date: August 2021

The $120 million Discovery Building located at Santa Monica High School (SAMOHI) opened in August 2021. The overall campus improvements were part of a bond funded through Measure SMS for the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, allowing the district to issue $485 million in bonds. 

The new academic complex transforms SAMOHI’s north campus. The five-story, 280,000-square-foot complex is an open-plan structure hosting 38 classrooms, 288 parking spaces, an indoor-outdoor cafeteria and rooftop classrooms. The project was designed to embrace Open Building principles, which allow for flexibility in the K-12 education experience. This 1,200-student facility aims to prepare its students for a dynamic future amongst social, cultural and academic change. 

Other key features of the new building include an Olympic-size swimming pool, which will be home to SAMOHI’s first-rate swimming and water polo programs, as well as community and youth swimming opportunities. 


Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED) 




• 10-lane, 50-meter lap pool

• Bulkhead


Chemical Control SystemsBECS Technology Inc.
Scoreboard/Timing Systems
Colorado Time Systems
Lane Markers
Competitor Swim
Filtration Systems, PumpsNeptune Benson/Evoqua
Vacuums/Cleaners, Starting BlocksRecreonics Inc.