The American International School - Chennai at Taramani was designed by the Hillier Group, the renowned, Massachusetts-based firm of architects. The comfort and safety of the school's inhabitants were taken into consideration at every stage of the planning and construction of the new campus, culminating in the finest educational establishments of its kind in southern India. All classrooms are air-conditioned, as are the sports hall, health center, cafeteria, and administrative offices. The layout of the buildings takes advantage of the sea breeze, while water features, ample trees, and shrubberies help maintain a cool environment in the public areas.
The age and needs of the children, who use the classrooms, was taken into consideration. For example, the Kindergarten and Preschool rooms feature special low furniture and washroom fixtures for little children. The three libraries one for each section is equipped with 18 computer stations, each with 24/7 Internet access, offering students a chance to research information for school projects or to pursue their individual interests.