It was built between 1971 and 1972 by architect Manuel Gambarrotti Gavilanez, who earned the "Honorable Mention to Urban Progress" that the City Hall award annually to the most outstanding buildings. It belongs to the functionalist movement, which was the trendy style of the time. In March 2012 the building was certified as Cultural Heritage of the Nation.
The North American - Ecuadorian Center is a prestigious Center whose purpose is to bring the nations together, which offers an English program that is internationally recognized; it also has an excellent library and an auditorium, used to carry out different artistic and cultural activities.
It is a four-story building; has forty classrooms, an auditorium with a capacity for 500 people; libraries, and a conference room.
Its modern architectural design from the 70’s, and its facade with a bas-relief mural with Aboriginal stylizations of the Ecuadorian Coast, made by local artist Jorge Sweet. There are several artworks inside the building.