Campus Master Plan 2020 - 2022

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Campus Master Plan 2020 - 2022

The resources that nourish a school are both tangible and intangible.



Campus development We depend on people and their goodwill, advocacy and alignment with our values; and we depend on financial resources to fund the steps, both great and small, which we must take on our bold path to a vibrant future for Aiglon. As a school run on not-for-profit principles, we have grown upon a foundation of individual and collective generosity. Aiglon's first permanent home was purchased in 1955 with donations made by parents and friends of founder John Corlette. In the following years, Aiglon’s campus grew in an opportunistic and sometimes haphazard way by acquiring and redeveloping adjacent properties when available, and constructing purpose-built facilities. There have been key times in Aiglon’s history when the philanthropy of our community has allowed us to take giant steps forward. In the 1990s teaching provision in sciences, ICT and music were transformed with the creation of the John Corlette Building, funded principally by donations. In 2012 we opened the Tony Jashanmal Sports Centre, also made possible by the generosity of many Aiglon families past and present. As the school has consolidated, grown and matured, it has become essential to take a longer term, sustainable view of the campus of the future. While we will continue to acquire adjacent buildings, where these afford important opportunities for future planning, we must focus equally on investing in purpose-built facilities that support our needs in relevant and transformational ways. Our campus master plan provides a road map for a campus that is inspiring, and aligned with our values and priorities, while allowing us to be a responsible leader in matters of sustainability and environmental responsibility. Our most recent projects have taken account of strict environmental norms to reduce negative environmental impact, and this will remain a core priority in future planning. Aiglon’s careful stewardship of its resources has permitted major investment in upgrading the campus and developing new boarding facilities in recent years. But revenue from tuition fees cannot alone fund transformational projects for major new buildings. We thank the members of our community who have partnered with us and continue to make our projects a reality.


2008 - 2019 In 2008 the school began to develop a campus master plan, creating a road map for organised future development.

IDENTIFYING CHALLENGES To develop a plan that meets the long term needs of the school To develop a vision that preserves the alpine character of our landscape and architecture To develop a master plan that is viable within the rules of the planning agreement To develop a phasing strategy for the master plan to ensure the school can be functional at all times To deliver projects that are financially sustainable

PURCHASED Bonzon Garage as a future development site Les Collonges, a future development site currently housing the staffroom and the admissions and alumni offices


2008 Development of the Campus Master Plan


Zoning plan approved

Tony Jashanmal Sports Centre Kalouti Expedition Centre

Development zones negotiated with the local council

IDENTIFYING GOALS To provide excellent dedicated boarding accommodation To provide outstanding teaching facilities, grouped by academic area To provide high quality spaces for whole-school activities, specifically for: Sports and Expeditions Library and learning resource centre Assembly Dining together with kitchens Health and well-being Student centre Performance and the arts To provide an excellent Junior School connected to the wider campus To provide a clear circulation spine through the school To provide defined service and delivery areas To welcome visitors to excellent arrival spaces and administrative facilities To enhance the aesthetics and coherence of building exteriors and grounds To make strategically significant acquisitions of adjacent properties



PURCHASED Le Cerf for girls boarding and L'Ancienne Gendarmerie which curently houses the finance, HR and estates offices

PROJECT DELIVERED New Exeter Boarding House

Renovations to Le Cerf and Clairmont. Renovations to the facades of Forbes and l'Ancienne Gendarmerie

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2018 - 2019

2016 2015


2017 - 2018


PURCHASED Chalet l'Horizon to be used for senior staff accommodation

PURCHASED Cossetto Chalet as a future development site, currently used for the maintenance workshop

PROJECT DELIVERED Parsons Building repurposing. Major refurbishment of old Exeter; Centre for Enquiry, Business and Economics department, Geography department, Learning Support department, and academic administration.

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2020 - 2022 and beyond Our recent projects can be divided into six catagories: boarding, campus aesthetics, student centre and wellbeing, assembly and dining, teaching and learning, and acquisitions. AESTHETICS Aiglon Chapel, La Baita and Alpina exterior renovations



Alpina renovation, phase 1 Demolish La Dacha to make way for new Belvedere

Re-evaluation of existing project


2021 BOARDING Alpina renovation, phase 2 Delaware renovation, phase 1 Construction begins on new Belvedere

AESTHETICS Renovation of the facade of l'Ancienne Poste, landscaping of the main entrance

ASSEMBLY & DINING Appoint new design team Revise brief Staged Board approvals



BOARDING Complete new Belvedere Vacate old Belvedere and plan refurbishment

AESTHETICS Paint exterior of Clairmont

ASSEMBLY & DINING Commence project delivery


Parson’s 3rd floor refurbishments Science lab refurbishment phase 1 & 2 Old Belvedere refurbishment phase 1

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2022 - 2023 A COMMUNITY BUILT ON GENEROSITY TEACHING & LEARNING Science refurbishment scoping project Parson’s 3rd floor windows replaced Drama classroom refurbishment

Aiglon is a community of students, families, staff, and over 5,600 alumni from around the world who have attended the school since our beginning in 1949. Our conviction is that a great education prepares young people to be active agents of positive change and service to others and our world. Developing in our students an understanding of philanthropy and their individual and collective capacity to be impactful shapers is therefore a constant thread through an Aiglon education.

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By building a resilient and responsible long-term future for Aiglon we honour the purpose and achievements of the past and create a springboard for future generations of Aiglonians. Philanthropic engagement accelerates the realisation of our campus development vision.


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