The American School Foundation of Guadalajara (ASFG) is a co-educational day school offering an international education program for 1500 students from Pre-K 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.
The design is a six-story building at the edge of the campus that includes classrooms for grades 9-12, a library for middle and high school school students, common spaces on every floor for small group gathering, a kitchen and cafeteria, and administration. Each floor has open air corridors, and the roof is accessible garden space. The building is seeking LEED certification.
Honors and Awards
American School & University’s Architectural Portfolio - Special Citation (2022)
|Type||New High School (Phase 1 of master plan)|
|Client||American School Foundation of Guadalajara|
|Size||17,500 square meters (188,400 square feet)|
|Design Team||David Croteau, Principal-in-Charge; Kelley Banks, Project Manager/Architect|
|Local Architect||GVA Arquitectos|
|Consultants||BEST (Structural Design); Profinel (MEP/FP); Eosis (LEED Engineers); LAB [3.2] Architecture (Interior Architect); Cushman & Wakefield (Construction Managers)|
|Certifications||LEED BD+C: Schools v4|