TASIS The American School in England celebrated the inauguration of Cloisters Dormitory on its Thorpe campus on Monday afternoon, 29th September. The new residential facilities provide a “home away from home” for 26 students in double rooms with en-suite bathrooms, spacious lounges on each floor, and two faculty residences.
Designed by San Francisco-based architect David Mayernik and constructed by the Harris Partnership, the building blends harmoniously with its historic surroundings and spacious, well-manicured gardens.
TASIS Headmaster Michael McBrien and Board Member Fernando Gonzalez both thanked the local community for their support. Dorm prefects Isabella T. and Katie B. had the honor of cutting the bright blue ribbon before guests were invited to have a brief tour and enjoy a traditional afternoon tea on the adjoining patio.
Runnymede Borough Mayor Peter Waddell attended the ceremony, along with the Lady Mayoress, Councillor Cherith Simmons, Councillors Margaret Harnden and Elaine Gill, and members of the Thorpe Ward Residents Association. Representatives of the building firm Harris Construction also attended the ribbon cutting.