Horace Greeley High School unveils ‘cutting edge’ class space

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CHAPPAQUA – Education reform traditionally has been about curriculum or teacher training, in a sense adding new furniture to an old, familiarbuilding. Futurists now think education reform should go further: Rethink the classroom itself if you want to change how children learn in today’s highly specialized and technological world. Horace Greeley is among the first… Read more »

Local Philanthropy Will Help Hillel Gain 21st-Century Edge

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“Children have different personalities, aptitudes and talents,” Nair said. “A school should feel like a comfortable, happy place to be, not institutional. We have to change the physical building — it’s the envelope where 21st-century education happens.”   Go to article here: https://www.thejewishnews.com/2014/02/23/dreaming-big/

Newest school in San Antonio promises world-class education

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“Inspire Academies has partnered up with Fielding Nair International: world famous architects that specialize in innovative school design and education technology to develop the first school of its kind in the nation. Their schools will feature more than eight outdoor learning areas, and creative indoor learning studios, opposed to more traditional classrooms.” Read article here: https://www.laprensasa.com/301_c-o-m-u-n-i-d-a-d/1985471_newest-school-in-s-a-promises-world-class-education.html

Redesigned media center ‘surrounds’ Magnificat students with new learning environment

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“Now, Magnificat High School has taken the transformation further, with its “Surround Learning Center”…” “Designer James Seaman of Fielding Nair International headed the design team, and made several trips to the school to gather input and suggestions from students, faculty and staff.” Read more here: https://westlife.northcoastnow.com/redesigned-media-center-surrounds-magnificat-students-with-new-learning-environment/

Magnificat students ‘surround’ themselves with design ideas

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“The design firm of Fielding Nair International was selected to come up with a schematic for the work, and senior designer James Seaman visited the school…” “Seaman also presented designs of the Surround Learning areas to the students, which were based on the discussions and findings during his spring visit.”

Liberated Spaces: Purposeful School Design Says Goodbye to Cells and Bells

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Using Douglas Park School as an example, Jennifer Lewington explores how school spaces impact 21st century learning: “School districts in Canada are part of a growing international movement that puts strong emphasis on school design to serve the diverse needs and learning styles of students for the 21st century economy. Diverse, purposeful spaces for individual… Read more »

The Classroom Is Obsolete: It’s Time for Something New

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The overwhelming majority of the nearly 76 million students in America’s schools and colleges spend most of the academic day in classrooms. That’s a problem because the classroom has been obsolete for several decades. That’s not just my opinion. It’s established science.   Published Online: July 29, 2011 COMMENTARY The Classroom Is Obsolete: It’s Time… Read more »

FNI selected by Bloomfield Hills Schools (MI) to lead the community through Facilitation, Planning and Design for their New High School

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Architects at Fielding Nair International who specialize in educational design to improve student learning will lead the Bloomfield Hills Schools community through a six-month high school design process, and production of schematics. BHS trustees at Thursday’s Board of Education meeting approved a not to exceed $863,116 to FNI for facilitation, planning and design work to… Read more »

Randy Fielding interview podcast on Phorecast

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Randy Fielding was interviewed by Swedish consulting firm Phorecast for a podcast on FNI’s educational philosophy, including some of Randy’s own techniques for maintaining creativity in his design studio… from exercise equipment to reindeer antlers! He discusses some of FNI’s innovations in challenging and exciting schools around the globe, and reflects on how FNI’s philosophy… Read more »