Dining Pavilion Classrooms Student
Residences Library/
Media Center Administration Building
Performing Arts Center Fine Arts Center Athletic Center Boathouse Geothermal Pumphouse
Student Union Synagogue
Aaron Green Associates’ Master Plan and Architectural Design represents the winning submission for an Invited Competition to create a college preparatory boarding school for an eventual enrollment of 800 students.  The design has been in continuous development and construction since the summer of 1999.  The school began its first year of classes in September of 2001.  There will be nearly 70 buildings constructed upon the 100-acre site upon its eventual completion.

The American Hebrew Academy was established to provide a co-educational college preparatory program and Jewish secondary education to intellectually motivated and academically able students who are prepared to engage in the rigorous discipline of its challenging dual curriculum based upon traditional college preparatory studies together with an enriched program of Jewish studies.  This enriching curriculum is taught within the setting of a liberal, pluralistic Jewish boarding school for grades nine through twelve and an eventual capacity of 800 students.  It is the first of its kind in this nation.

Located on one hundred wooded acres in Greensboro, North Carolina, the American Hebrew Academy features a state of the art campus Master Planned and designed by Aaron G. Green Associates.  An original architectural vocabulary of design, featuring blue-green glazed roof tile, copper trim and an exterior wall veneer of stone imported from Jerusalem, was created that is strikingly unique while being sensitive to the natural environment and the topography of the site.  Each building and the campus as a whole are integrated into the natural surroundings, creating a serene and secure park-like setting in which students feel at ease and at home.  Most of the buildings are clad in Jerusalem stone, subtly connecting the physical setting to the history, culture, traditions, and ancient homeland of the Jewish people.

It is a Master Plan geared toward pedestrian traffic, with bicycles and electric carts as alternatives.  As a rule, cars are left at the campus entrance.  The campus borders a 22 acre lake and is balanced between natural areas, residential and athletic facilities and academic buildings.  The campus Master Plan also features state of the art Classrooms, Library and Media Center, Athletic Center and Natatorium, Performing and Fine Arts Center, Student Health Center, as well as Student Residences, Dining Pavilion, Student Union, Synagogue, and a Boathouse.

The American Hebrew Academy utilizes a closed-loop geothermal system for heating and cooling of all buildings on the campus (the drilled wells are located entirely under the football field).  This is the largest geothermal project of its type in the world and an ideal alternative and renewable source of energy.

Aaron G. Green Associates, Inc.
5 Third Street Suite 224
San Francisco, CA 94103
415 777.0530 voice
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American Hebrew Academy
Greensboro, NC