building details

SAM comprises two buildings of great historical significance: the former St. Joseph's Institution (SJI) along Bras Basah Road and the former Catholic High School along Queen Street. The former was gazetted as a National Monument on 14 February 1992. From 2019 onwards, SAM will be undergoing a major revamp of its buildings.
THE CENTRAL BUILDING

The galleries in the Central Building were formed by knocking down walls that made up former classrooms.

The Glass Hall

The Glass Hall was originally a gymnasium and opened on three sides.

THE CHAPEL

Once the chapel of the school, this decommissioned chapel is now an art exhibition space.

WATERLOO STREET WING

This building, originally known as Anderson Building, was named after Sir John Anderson, Governor of the Straits Settlements (1904 – 1911).

QUEEN STREET WING

The Queen Street Wing was constructed at the site of the Brothers’ Quarters.

THE COURTYARDS

These were originally the school quadrangles.