As we prepare to move to our new campus, Charles Jack, member of the Board of Directors, reflects on our success over the last year as a long-serving volunteer of the Board.
New Campus Updates
Articles written by our faculty and staff about the new campus facilities can be found below, along with periodic updates about the progress of construction. Our New Campus Construction album with photos and video of the development of the new site is available in YIS Photos.
Current and former members of our community are invited to join us for a livestream of the closing ceremony of our Yamate-cho campus as we say goodbye to our home of 97 years.
Since officially taking possession of the new campus on September 30th, interior work has been steadily proceeding on installation of specialized infrastructure, equipment and furnishings.
Just 15 months since crews started driving piles to launch construction of the new campus buildings, main construction of the new campus is quickly drawing to a close.
Construction of the new campus has been proceeding at a feverish pace over the summer with hundreds of workers on site, and the main construction is now over 90% completed.
As the new campus project developed, Taisei came to realize that I had been a student at YIS, so they asked me to join the project because of the close connection.
The focus of construction activity has begun to shift indoors, with the framing and drywalling of classrooms, offices and other interior rooms well advanced in the North Building, and also getting under way in the South Building.
With construction work now more than 50% complete and both buildings fully enclosed, it is already possible to get a sense of the abundant natural light that will permeate the inside space from the large windows that have been installed.
One of the largest spaces in the South Building is the double gymnasium on the second floor, and a recent walkthrough confirmed the impressive scale of this facility.
Work is proceeding apace on the new YIS campus, which marked some notable milestones in recent weeks. Construction is now more than one-third complete and we are less than a year away from the planned commencement of classes in our new home!
The steel framework for the South Building is nearly halfway toward completion, with the pool area now fully framed.
What a difference a month makes! Since the setting of the first steel column a little over a month ago, construction of the steel framework for the North Building has been proceeding at a rapid pace.
The next phase of construction, now underway, involves erecting the steel framework for the buildings, beginning with the performing arts wing at the northeast corner of the site and moving to the south.
Following the completion of ground stabilization work in August, construction of the foundations for the new campus buildings is proceeding at a rapid pace.
After two years of planning and design, we are thrilled to report that construction of the new YIS campus began on July 1, 2020.