The American School Foundation of Guadalajara (ASFG) is a co-educational day school offering an international education program for 1500 students in Nursery school through 12th grade. The campus covers 2.6 hectares (6.5 acres) on an urban site in a rapidly growing city, with developments and high rise buildings growing around it.
ASFG’s vision to be a leading educational institution led to its identifying the “Fundamental Five” spaces and issues essential to 21st Century learning.
- Learning Commons, Library Media Centers and Innovation Labs
- Performing Arts Centers
- Athletic Play and Wellness Facilities
- Security, Parking and Drop-off/Pick-up
- Classroom Size
Flansburgh’s study of the existing two-story campus buildings organized in linear groupings of undersized classrooms led to a Master Plan recommendation of a newly constructed facility. The facility will make better use of vertical space by placing Elementary, Middle, and High school classrooms in a 6-story courtyard building, with a one-story Early Childhood Center extending further into the site at the ground level. It would consolidate the open space creating a green oasis in an urban neighborhood. It preserves perimeter street-front properties for future use. A four-phase approach is considered, and described with phasing diagrams, a preliminary budget, and schedule.
|Type||International Master Plan|
|Size||2.6 hectares (6.5 acres)|
|Architectural Team||David Croteau, Principal-in-charge; Kelley Banks, Project Manager; Mike Banks, Designer|