In August 2017, as part of the final stages of our five-year campus development plan, we became the proud owners of 69 quai d’Orsay, located in the middle of our 7th arrondissement campus. On the banks of the Seine, the building is situated directly behind our Combes Student Life Center, and its renovation connects it seamlessly to the Combes building. The purchase provided an unprecedented opportunity to achieve our student-centered vision, as students move from classrooms and student activities in Combes to the Quai d'Orsay Learning Commons, which supports all aspects of their academic and professional growth. Below you will find an archive of the development process, which modernized and consolidated AUP's campus in the heart of Paris.

The blog was written by the Director of Campus Planning and Facilities, David Horn.

Quai Blog

September 6, 2018

We’ve planted a vertical garden!

July 20, 2018

We’ve made lots of progress at 69, quai d’Orsay over the past few months!

July 2, 2018

From the 6th floor of our new building, Director of Campus Planning and Facilities David Horn gives an update on developments so far.

March 21, 2018

We’re totally reorganizing the Quai d’Orsay building – which means we need to make major structural changes to accommodate a lot more people, and to ensure that our new Learning Center complies with local building code.

March 2, 2018

The Quai d'Orsay renovation project is big. In fact, it's the biggest construction project AUP has undertaken since the late 1980s.

February 13, 2018

Our new Quai d'Orsay building is actually several buildings. Or rather, it used to be, and will be again in the near future!

January 29, 2018

How can we help students achieve academic excellence and prepare for fulfilling careers? Our new Quai d'Orsay building is all about answering that question.

November 24, 2017

As anyone who has class or works in the Combes building will have noticed, demolition has started at the Quai. Our first, symbolic step was to open the passageway between the Combes and Quai d’Orsay buildings.

November 14, 2017

On October 6, 2017, representatives of the Student Government and Student Media donned hard hats and took a walk through the Quai d’Orsay construction site.

October 16, 2017

In August 2017 – after much searching and lengthy negotiations – AUP became the proud owner of a large, ten floor building located at 69, quai d’Orsay. Situated directly behind our Combes Student Life Center, the new building renovation will connect to to Combes for a seamless student life and learning experience.