Located on 11 acres and comprising 13 buildings, Cairo (Egypt) American College provides a North American-based curriculum to 1,400 students ranging from pre-K to twelfth grade. The school adopted a new master plan and commissioned Perkins Eastman for the design of Phase II, which includes a 90,400-sf, 375-student middle school and a 22,600-sf middle school/high school library.
The design mirrors the philosophy of the school program. Science, language arts, and classroom spaces are each given a distinct form joined together by open-air balconies that serve as student commons areas. The library is located on the first floor within a curved form symbolizing its role as a campuswide resource. The $10.5 million project is expected to break ground in late 2009 and be completed in late 2010.