Dear SSIS Parents,
I am delighted to inform you that we have contracted Flansburgh Architects to complete our campus master planning and the new Middle School at SSIS (Phase 2 of Facilities Expansion). Flansburgh is described as a “global, award-winning architectural planning and design firm specializing in all types of academic facilities and environmental sustainability.” Our reference checks with other schools, with whom Flansburgh has worked, have had extremely positive reviews.
David Croteau, President of Flansburgh, will visit SSIS campus next week on May 29-31. At this time, we are establishing a schedule for him to meet with stakeholder groups to get input into the master building plan. You are invited to a meeting with him on Wednesday, May 29, at 2:00 PM in the Flex Room B310.
Mr. Croteau is a renowned architect who is sought after to speak about designing 21st-century learning environments at international educational conferences including the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Society of College and University Planners (SCUP), the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE). You may be interested in viewing the new American International School of Zagreb for which Flansburgh received an award from the Croatian Chamber of Architectures. Flansburgh is currently working on an expansion project at the American School Madrid.
If you are interested in meeting with Flansburgh architects on Wednesday, May 29 at 2:00 PM in the Flex Room B310, please respond to the RSVP.
Phase 1 of construction is still underway, we are still waiting for the legal permit for this phase. Phase 1 is the summer classroom expansion in ES, MS, and HS. Construction will not occur until the legal requirements are in place. We cannot provide a date of construction completion for phase 1 at this time. We will have a Plan B in place, to accommodate the two new classes in ES, in the event of a delay in August.
I look forward to meeting with you on Wednesday, May 29 at 2:00 PM in the Fex Room B310. Your input into Saigon South International School master plan development is very much appreciated.
All good wishes,
Dr. Catriona Moran