The design process for an Academy campus takes into account best practices in facility design. This includes construction techniques that allow spaces to be used for multiple purposes and classroom environments that are conducive to interactive learning.
The campus landscape is also vital to the educational programme and is designed to facilitate experiential learning and reflection, allowing intangible yet important aspects of education to happen outside the classroom.
Architects with experience in school planning are selected to design each new Academy, ensuring that the design is culturally sensitive and draws from local heritage and architectural traditions. The campuses feature state-of-the-art facilities, including classrooms, laboratories, resource centres, extensive sports facilities, dedicated arts and music spaces, technology infrastructure, student residences and dining areas.
Each Aga Khan Academy offers a full residential campus with housing for students, teachers and administrators. Student residences provide secure accommodation and are closely supervised by a number of faculty in residence.
The residential programme for senior students allows participation by students from all parts of the country and provides experience of studying and living with others from different backgrounds and cultures, including from overseas. As the network of Aga Khan Academies develops further, the residential campuses will allow both students and teachers to participate in visits and exchanges between Academies, broadening their experience through immersion in a different cultural and linguistic context.