When CESA was founded in 1975, Jaime Michelsen, a renowned Colombian businessman and promoter of the institution, donated his own house to be CESA’s first site. Since then, the campus has expanded significantly, currently inhabiting twelve large buildings located in the historical neighborhood of La Merced with its characteristic Tudor style houses.

Respecting the original structure of the buildings, CESA has incorporated therein the most modern concepts of furnishing, lighting, acoustics, ventilation and technological aids. As a result, teachers and students now enjoy more than 12.000 square meters in a unique architectural environment with common spaces, specialized classrooms, a high-tech and user-friendly library and study rooms equipped with the latest technology.