American International School of Johannesburg

The Aquatic Centre is a purposely designed all-weather facility built for the American International School of Johannesburg (AISJ).


  • Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa


  • The American International School of Johannesburg

Project Value

  • ZAR 40 million

Project Status

  • Completed in 2013


  • 2014 Steel Awards Commendation Award, Tubular category
  • 2014 Steel Awards, Photography 1st Prize
  • 2015 Gifa Awards Public Choice Award
  • 2015 Gifa Awards Special Commendation Award

WSP was appointed as civil, structural and wet services’ engineers for the aquatic centre, dining commons, fine arts building, and amphitheatre at the American International School of Johannesburg (AISJ). 

The school is located on a 58-hectare tract on the northern edge of Johannesburg, where the original crescent-shaped horse stables now form the current administration block. AISJ has grown from 395 students in 1995, to 530 pupils in 2000. During this time, the high school wing was added, together with a new swimming pool, cafeteria, library, gym, fine arts centre and boarding houses. The elementary school wing was added during 1995 and 1996.

AISJ continues to grow through its strong tradition of attracting new students through a balanced education program. The school's facilities’ masterplans form the strategy for a campus that can accommodate 1,050 students. The Pretoria campus will accommodate 300 students.

The Aquatic Centre features a six lane, 25m pool with an additional shallow teaching pool, enclosed changing and ablution facilities with a terraced roof public viewing area, office areas, storage space, and a mechanical room, and purpose made bleachers. Completion of the project marked the 30th anniversary of the school.

Pool Length
25m 25m
Pool Lanes
6 6

Our services provided:

WSP was appointed as the civil, structural and wet services engineers of the aquatic centre, the dining commons, the fine arts building, and the amphitheatre.

We were also involved in the project management and design for the entire campus storm water management system.