Working closely with facility staff and community stakeholders CSDA recently completed a needs analysis and campus master plan for the International School of Krakow in Krakow, Poland. In anticipation of a 20% increase in enrollment (250 students to 300 students) the entire site was analyzed to understand existing conditions and identify special needs.
The final master plan presents a comprehensive layout (two new buildings joining two modernized buildings) to form a campus quadrangle. This new complex presents an inspiring new campus identity and provides facilities that support 21st century education principles.
Designed by Peter Skaer in 1978, this K-12 international school campus was experiencing rapid growth in 1996. CSDA prepared a comprehensive master plan, which served as a roadmap for campus expansion and modernization. Key design elements included a new campus entry (drop-off and pick-up) area, a new media and resource center, expanded play facilities and a new middle school building
The American International School Vienna is nestled within the picturesque Vienna, Austria woods and provides a world-class international education of approximately 800 students in the midst of the physical beauty of the surrounding hills, forest, and countryside. CSDA was selected to survey and analyze its 170,000sf, 10-acre campus. CSDA conducted a full site analysis of the campus and facilities as well as provided site asset management reports, piping surveys and a 5- to 10-year master plan. The master plan identifies school needs such as programmatic priorities, future growth, circulation and drop-off areas, security, technological goals, athletics, public perception, and utilities and infrastructure.
Colegio Internacional Puerto La Cruz (CIPLC), located 130 miles east of Caracas, Venezuela, was founded in 1994 and emphasizes a rigorous education which prepares students for admission to colleges and universities in the U.S. and beyond. It serves 400 students pre-K through grade 12 and is currently housed on a leased campus of a former Catholic boarding school for boys.
Having outgrown their current facilities, CIPLC sought master planning for a proposed permanent site, an 8.3-acre site located on a man-made isthmus connecting the mainland to a small island. The first phase of the project determined all spatial needs, concept building plans, and an overall campus landscape and site plan for the proposed permanent site, paying special attention to the strict physical limitations of the compact site and designing a vertical campus to effectively house all desired programming.
Future facilities include vertical academic/ administration buildings that concentrate circulation on the interior and classroom on the exterior to capitalize on views, a solar energy roof system, a cantina, visual and performing arts building, gymnasium, library, and multi-use field.