Whittle School and Studios Suzhou
Whittle School and Studios Suzhou 7
Whittle School and Studios Suzhou 1
Whittle School and Studios Suzhou 6
Whittle School and Studios Suzhou 5
Whittle School and Studios Suzhou 3

Whittle School & Studios Suzhou

Suzhou, Jiangsu China

An internationally distinguished school where “learning happens everywhere, all the time."

The Whittle School and Studio Suzhou Campus is beautifully situated on a gracious 7.5-hectare waterfront site in the heart of the new high-speed-rail new-town district. Only a nineteen-minute high-speed rail ride from Shanghai, the new purpose-built 119,000 sm facility will accommodate 2,500 students from grades Pre-K–12 in a bi-lingual international boarding school environment for Chinese and foreign learners. The new facility is comprised of several courtyard-style academic buildings, a shared community building containing a professional-grade performing arts center, orchestra and ensemble rooms, a sports center with an eight-lane competition pool, and a student-resident tower for up to 1,000 students. The new state-of-the-art campus is poised to become one of the premier private boarding school campuses in Asia. The design connects the traditional with the modern, and emulates the Whittle School & Studios ethos that “learning happens everywhere, all the time.” To create a campus that’s not only in a place, but of a place, rooting the architecture in its context, and paying homage to the host-country culture, the design draws inspiration from the local historic Suzhou heritage and architecture.  Transparency, flexibility, authenticity, and nature are additional design drivers that create a consistent, cohesive look that embodies the Whittle School values.

Project Facts

  • Client:

  • Whittle School and Studios Suzhou
  • Sustainable Design :

  • LEED Gold
  • Markets:

  • K-12 Education
  • Region:

  • China
  • Studios:

  • Shanghai


  • 2023-2024 Asia Pacific Property Awards: Public Service Architecture for Jiangsu Province