Campus Redevelopment Plan
The American University of Paris is located in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, a prestigious area in one of the world’s great cities. Distributed across several buildings, between the Eiffel Tower and the Hotel des Invalides, our campus is among our greatest assets. It is a source both of opportunities and challenges, and developing it judiciously has become a key strategic objective for the institution.
Our Campus Plan rests on the following key principles:
- Student success is essential. To foster academic excellence, we must provide stellar learning environments and support services dedicated to our students.
- Student engagement is a key factor in retention. We must provide quality space for student activities and cultivate a vibrant campus life.
- To create a student-centered campus and improve our operational effectiveness, we must group related functions and create coherent hubs of service to students.
- We must invest in and valorize our owned buildings.
We have launched a multi-year campus redevelopment process aimed at upgrading and optimizing our physical plant in order to provide an outstanding environment for our students.
Several phases of this plan have been completed or are in progress.
In fall 2014, we renovated our building at 6, rue du Colonel Combes to create a Student Life Center.
In the summer of 2015:
- We brought together most of the university’s administration in a new building, an elegant hôtel particulier at 5, boulevard de La Tour-Maubourg.
- We fully renovated our space at 102, rue Saint-Dominique to transform it from administrative offices into classrooms, faculty offices and the student mail center.
In January 2016, we launched the renovation of our building at 147, rue de Grenelle. After a full upgrade, the refreshed and restructured Grenelle building will resume service as a faculty office and classroom facility, with a hangout space on the ground floor.