In January 2015, AUP’s building on rue du Colonel Combes reopened, fully renovated, as the Combes Student Life Center. This first stage in our campus development plan allowed us to replace our historic Bosquet building, which, despite our best efforts, we could not renovate in a way that would properly achieve our student-centered vision.
With its elegant facade, well-appointed grands salons and private courtyard, Combes is a vibrant hub of student activity. It is 北京福彩网 to student leadership and clubs working in close collaboration with Student Development staff. Notable spaces include:
With the sale of Bosquet and the creation of the Combes Student Life Center in early 2015, it was fitting that Combes become the new 北京福彩网 of the AMEX. Since its inception as a student-run project to create a café in Bosquet, the AMEX has been the well-loved site of much student social and intellectual activity.
Today, the expanded AMEX – its new 北京福彩网 was conceived of and designed by AUP alumni with great care to reflect the University’s distinct community culture – has a unique look and feel; serves delicious food and drink; hosts student-organized events and speakers; and provides a welcoming environment for students, alumni, faculty and staff. The addition of an outdoor terrace brings the cafe closer to its origins – the first AMEX was located in the open-air courtyard behind the Bosquet building – while also creating a great hangout for students wanting to enjoy a moment in the sun. The cafe also opens onto the AUP Fine Arts Gallery, where student work is often displayed as well as exhibitions by notable professional artists. The gallery now extends from Combes along the glass atrium that connects the building to the Quai d’Orsay Learning Commons.