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The American School in London

London, England

The school's goal was to reorganize existing facilities to accommodate growth in enrollment while modernizing outdated buildings. This was accomplished within the context of significant local zoning restrictions and a tightly bound urban site.
  • Along with local firm ORMS, Bowie Gridley completed a master plan study to accomplish this goal
  • The study called for a long-term phased approach for modernizing 169,000 sf of existing facilities and constructing new spaces
  • The first phase was an addition for physical education, athletic, art and high school programs
  • The project includes two multi-purpose gymnasiums, changing rooms, a weight training center and administrative space
  • Art classrooms are provided on the second floor, with the third floor housing a new high school classroom facility
  • The louvres were designed to ensure privacy for neighboring homes while providing the school with energy-efficient sun-shading