New Project Wins

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FNI has been recently selected as the planning and design consultants for the following projects. Significantly, FNI has expanded its reach with work at the national level in Azerbaijan and the Cayman Islands, district-wide levels in Victoria, Australia, Rhode Island and Florida. The projects in Wyoming, USA and Phuket, Thailand involve the development of a… Read more »

New Book: THE LANGUAGE OF SCHOOL DESIGN

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The Language of School Design, by Prakash Nair and Randall Fielding. Provides a complete and coherent graphic vocabulary for planning and designing tomorrow’s schools based on international best-practice principles.

Fielding Returns from Sri Lanka and Heads to Azerbaijan and Australia

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Randall Fielding continued his ground breaking work in February 2006 in Sri Lanka. Fielding is helping with the development of innovative new vocational community learning centers to replace traditional schools damaged by the Tsunami. Fielding is now preparing for a new adventure in Azerbaijan in May 2006 where he will be working at the national… Read more »

Dr. Lackney criss-crosses land to lead design efforts on behalf of FNI

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Dr. Jeff Lackney has been leading the design effort for a project that could set a new standard for “world class”. The Duke School has set itself the goal of being the first 10-10 in the world (“10” for education supported by a “10”-level educational campus). Lackney is FNI’s managing principal for the Greater Good… Read more »

Nair’s Latest trip covers 5 Australian States, Thailand and Singapore

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In February and March 2006, Prakash Nair set sail for distant shores once again. This time, his Australia sojourn included visits to New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia. Nair conducted workshops (including one with the Director General of Education in NSW, a session with the Education 2020 group in Victoria, work… Read more »

Nair Returns from Planning & Design Consultation Workshops in 4 Australian States and Singapore

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Prakash Nair spent most of October and early November in Tasmania, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Singapore working closely with government departments and private school clients on the development of new paradigm school facilities. During the trip, Nair conducted numerous workshops for government officials, community groups, educators, private school councils, and professional organizations. He… Read more »

Nair Keynotes Australian Conference

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Prakash Nair presented the keynote address and facilitated a school planning workshop at the Annual Conference of the Australian/Asian Region of the Council of Educational Facilities Planners International from April 20th to April 22nd 2005. The conference, titled Architects and Educators Working Together, was held in Hobart, Tasmania.

Fielding in Singapore and Australia

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Randy Fielding recently completed a highly successful two-week speaking tour of Singapore and Australia in September 2004. Randy was invited to present new ideas for 21st century school planning and design by the Singapore Ministry of Education, The LETA Organization and the Government of South Australia in Adelaide, the Association of Independent Schools in Brisbane,… Read more »

Nair and Lackney Pilot Open Space Approach for Alaska Conference

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Prakash Nair and Dr. Jeff Lackney applied the innovative “Open Space” conferencing technique to conduct their Educational Transformations workshop at the Pacific Northwest Regional conference of the Council of Educational Facility Planners International. This highly interactive session was very well received by all conference attendees. The CEFPI event was held at the Alyeska Resort near… Read more »

Fielding at NAF

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FNI has a special relationship with the National Academy Foundation with principals Fielding and Nair speaking at several NAF events over the past few years. This year, Randy Fielding presented key connections between academy programs and the spaces they occupy at his well-attended presentation held at the NAF National Conference in New York City in… Read more »