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CEFPI has announced that FNI’s Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher Middle School in Greenville, South Carolina is one of four 2015 MacConnell Award finalists. This award recognizes a comprehensive planning process that results in educational facilities that enhance the educational program, meets multiple goals and holds purpose and distinction within a community. Co-designed with McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, this unique school was created to serve a new pedagogy based on an integrated, collaborative and project based learning curriculum. Creative inquiry and project based learning can take place anywhere in Dr. Phinnize J Fisher’s flexible and adaptable learning spaces. The school conveys an atmosphere of a professional research facility with a balance of studio, collaboration and lab space.


The MacConnell award finalist projects will be showcased at the CEFPI LearningSCAPES Conference in San Diego, CA, October 22- 26, 2015, with the winning project recognized at the Awards Breakfast.

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