Anglo American School of Sofia, Performing & Visual Arts Center, Sofia, Bulgaria

Design team: gbA Architecture and Planning; Diantha Korzun (Principal-in-Charge); Design Team: Gregg Gossens, Tom Bachman, Jessica Gardner; BHP (Owners Representative): Alasdair Barnard, Yordan Borisov, and Monika Petrov

The Anglo American School of Sofia is a K-12 international school in Sofia, Bulgaria. It has been serving students and the greater expatriate ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMInter Arh Ltd. Architects and PlannersCAPACITY600COST PER SQ FT$137.00FEATURED IN2018 Architectural Portfolio in Sofia since 1967. In 2006, the school moved to an ideal location in the neighborhood of Pancharevo with views of Mount Vitosha. In 2017, the school purchased additional land to expand the campus, and a new 10-year master plan was created to reflect the school’s mission, core values, and goal of continued growth.

The Performing and Visual Arts Center is the first project from the 2017 master plan to be built. A groundbreaking ceremony was held in October 2017. The project will provide a state-of-the-art 350-seat main stage theater, a 100-seat black box theater, theater support spaces, choir space, band and practice rooms, visual arts classrooms, an innovative maker space, and marketing and communication offices. The project will seek LEED Gold certification.