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AISL Facilities Master Site Plan 2025



In April of 2016, the AISL Board of Directors adopted a 10-year Facilities Master Site Plan with a feasible project sequence that is responsive to 21st century teaching and learning.  The plan provides a framework to guide feasible short term (1-3 years), medium term (4-6 years), and long term 7-10 years) facility development projects. The Facilities Master Plan provides a “road map” to guide the growth and improvement of the AISL physical plant in an effort to support program development in academics, athletics, the arts, and global citizenship.


The Process

After a rigorous tendering process, Flansburgh Architects from Boston, USA was selected to lead the process to create AISL's facilities master site plan.  Flansburgh conducted three design workshops on  campus to de­velop the facilities master plan in collaboration with the AISL communi­ty. During each visit, architects met with administrators, faculty, administration, board members, parents, maintenance staff, and students to develop an understanding of campus design challenges and solutions to address these challenges. The Flansburgh Team assembled a working study model of the campus with all existing spaces and new program spaces represented with 3D blocks. Creating this model led to an inclusive and engaging process characterized by rich conversations that informed the development of the plan.


Design Principles

A set of nine guiding design principles emerged from the process. These principles guided the  development of the plan. They are as follows: 

  Education    Environment                      Design  

1. Foster community 

2. Create a hub & heart for the school 

3. Foster collaboration

4. Conserve resources          

5. Preserve green space

6. Maximize use of outdoors

7. Improve circulation (vehicle & pedestrian)

8. Security and safety

9. Bring Zambia in


The Facilities Master Site Plan

The backbone of the plan consists of three feasible project sequences that AISL plans to undertake over the next 10 years. You may click below to view each of the three phases:

Phases 1A, 1B, 1C

Phases 2-3


You may click below to view conceptual renderings of the following:

The “Hub and Heart” (Phase 1C)

Overview of the AISL Campus in 10 Years

You may click below to view some key elements of the re-design of the AISL campus:

Campus Organization

Campus Circulation- Pedestrian and Vehicular

Open Space Plan


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