Project Detail

American School Foundation of Guadalajara | High School

New Grade 9–12 Facility | Guadalajara, Mexico

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 LEED Gold certified.

Honors and Awards

AIA New England Architecture Awards - Honor Award (2022)

American School & University’s Architectural Portfolio - Special Citation (2022)

AIA National Education Facility Design Awards - Merit Award (2023)


Time Span 2017–2021
Type New High School (Phase 1 of master plan)
Client American School Foundation of Guadalajara
Size 17,500 square meters (188,400 square feet)
Cost $18 million
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)
Photographer Robert Benson
Certifications LEED Gold; LEED BD+C: Schools v4

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