Our Campus in the Making
"Find a beautiful property, both house and surroundings...fill this setting with young people from all over the world, because the world has become so very small. Fill all their waking hours with commitment to study, sports, the arts, and responsibility to others. Instruct—stretch them in all areas. Place in this ‘house’ very special human beings as teachers, friends, counselors, and role models, people who have a sense of excitement about life and learning—of the huge challenge this world presents, and above all, great faith in their young charges. Sprinkle and cover the whole wonderful concoction, basting frequently with generous portions of TLC—tender loving care. Believe me, it’s a foolproof recipe!" - Founder M. Crist Fleming
The main architect of our school's renaissance is Professor David Mayernik, a practicing urban designer, architect, artist, and writer whose work has been exhibited and published internationally. He is a fellow of the American Academy in Rome and the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). Mayernik is a leader in the contemporary classical renaissance and has won numerous awards and competitions in the US and Europe.
For nearly 30 years he has been the campus planner and architect for the TASIS schools in Lugano, Switzerland and Surrey, England. Joining David is our local architectural team from Blue Office, Lisbon. Led by Nelson Rangel, this team designed the school's interiors and added functional detail to Mayernik´s master plan.