Singapore American School launches $400m campus upgrade

The renowned Singapore American School (SAS) in Woodlands, Singapore has launched a S$400m (US$300m) campus upgrade project involving new elementary and middle school buildings, renovations to the high school and a shared block, a new dining hall, sports fields and more.

It has retained education architectural firm Fielding International to design the new campus, with China Construction Development picked as contractor.

Set in 36 acres, the school was founded in 1956. It says its "SAS Reimagined" upgrade programme "reimagines the role of classrooms and buildings in the learning journey".

Work will be carried out in three phases starting 29 May, with the entire project scheduled for completion by the autumn of 2026.

The upgrade will increase learning space by up to 30% and play space by some 84%, SAS said.

"We invest significantly in attracting, developing, and retaining some of the greatest teachers in the world," said superintendent Tom Boasberg. "Our campus upgrade project represents one more way we are investing in our educators. This project will create learning environments with endless possibilities for our students and educators."

Modular spaces will let teachers adjust classrooms quickly with sliding glass doors, moveable walls and flexible seating.

Digital room reservation will let teachers set lighting, temperature preferences and IT preferences, while a dashboard provides real-time data about energy use.

Image: Artist’s of the new elementary school at SAS, scheduled to be completed by the autumn of 2023 (Image courtesy of SAS)

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