Western Academy of Beijing

Location: Beijing, PRC

Type: Arts & Entertainment/

Awards: 2002 AIA-SFV Citation award

We were thrilled to be selected to work on this American international school project which was won in design competition with our nation’s largest school Architects. It has since been acclaimed throughout Asia, published and won an AIA design award, an American School and University Architectural Portfolio award and a Designing for the Future of Learning award.

We were the Master Planner, Programmer, International Architect and Theatre Consultant for this 600 student K-8 school in a building totaling 140,000 sq. ft. The design of the school complex facilitates an information technology, multimedia and performing arts based curriculum. The academy has a flexible 400-seat theatre, which also acts as a stage for a 400-seat flexible multi-use amphitheatre.