Watch Prakash Nair’s keynote presentation at Future Schools 2017 — Australia’s Largest Education Conference

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From the conference blog: “Prakash comments that there are two trillion dollars worth of obsolete school buildings in the United States, if one goes with the definition of obsolete as those which are based on cells and bells. There are also two categories of people in society who are typically given no choice in their movement;… Read more »

Listen to Randy’s Latest Podcast with Robert Martellacci of MindShareLearning

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Randy will be a keynote at MindShareLearning’s 8th annual EDTECH Leadership Summit in Toronto on Monday November 6th. This podcast reveals some of the themes that he’ll share about the design of student-directed learning spaces. He gets to the essence of successful school space design, which should be driven by the education goals of the school… Read more »

Kingston’s newest Catholic school offers one-of-a-kind learning experience

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By Heather Senoran – Videographer  Global News The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board’s new school is ready for students, after about a year of construction and $9 million. “The opportunity for us to build, allows us to refurbish three aging school communities,” said Jody DiRocco, the director of education with the ALCDSB. St. Francis of Assisi… Read more »

AHN opens to new ‘collaborative learning’ environment

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By Sheila Mullane Estrada, Times Correspondent, Monday, August 28, 2017 10:49am TAMPA — Middle schoolers at the Academy of the Holy Names greeted their newly renovated classrooms with excitement Wednesday morning. They were about to begin a new adventure in learning, the result of years of planning and millions of dollars spent to completely update their… Read more »

Boulder Valley Prepares to Open Four New Schools Designed Around Innovation

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By Amy Bounds Staff Writer, Daily Camera PHOTO: Principal Brent Caldwell discusses logistics with teachers about the first day of school while organizing school supplies at the new Meadowlark School on Wednesday in Erie.  (Jeremy Papasso / Staff Photographer) A new school year is the least of the first-day newness that students will experience at Erie’s… Read more »

Innovative Building Inspired by the Hummingbird is Creating Buzz

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Fielding Nair International’s new idea factory in Minneapolis is both named for and modeled on nature’s miracle of flight, the Hummingbird. One of the world’s speediest creatures that utilizes a small carbon footprint, it’s the only bird nimble enough to fly backward. Eager to capture this agility in a new building, Randy Fielding, FNI founder… Read more »

Prakash at the Future Schools Conference, Australia, 2017

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Prakash explains the many ways innovative learning spaces can positively impact students. Pathfinder Projects allow schools to experiment with new ways of teaching and learning by renovating smaller portions of their education facility.

A uniquely agile building, designed for living, working, and learning.

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Architect plans Uptown office, apartments by Hank Long, Finance & Commerce, Feb 2017 Last month the Minneapolis Planning Commission approved a three-story, mixed-use project proposed at 3453 Hennepin Ave. S. in Minneapolis. The site is a half-mile south of Calhoun Square. Read more here.