FNI WINS THE 2015 MACCONNELL AWARD!

We are delighted to announce that a project on which Fielding Nair International served as the Design Architect, Fisher STEAM Middle School, is the winner of the MacConnell Award for 2015. This is the highest honor worldwide for School Planning and Design and only goes to one project in an extrem...


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Mâmawêyatitân Centre: Let’s be all together

The project FNI did the initial concept design for, originally known as the North-Central Shared Facility, is in construction, and has been renamed by the community as the Mâmawêyatitân Centre, Excerpt from an article in the Leader Post: The steel and concrete shell in the heart of the north...


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Harvard X “Leaders of Learning” Online Course

Prakash Nair was a video instructor for this course which lets you “Explore and understand your own theories of learning and leadership. Gain the tools to imagine and build the future of learning.” Led by Harvard’s Dr. Richard Elmore, in Leaders of Learning, you will identify and ...


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Join Our Team – FNI Has Three Positions for Hire!

Architectural Studio Director – Bangalore, India Are you passionate about learning and design? Do you want to design the learning environments of the future all around the world? An exciting adventure awaits you in India. We are currently seeking an Architectural Studio Director with at least 5 y...


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Hillel Day School of Metro Detroit Wins 3D Carver

By the end of the decade Inventables wants a 3D carver in every school in the USA. To kickstart the project they have committed to President Obama and the White Houseto donate a 3D carver to a school in every state. This year, they launched a contest aimed at identifying schools committed to crea...


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Prakash a Keynote Speaker

Prakash Nair was a keynote speaker at Mexico’s premier international education conference hosted by SM Fundación in Mexico City in March 2015. Prakash touched upon the vast opportunities for bringing world-class educational opportunities to all children in Mexico and new ways to design innova...


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Article: From “Cells and Bells” to Learning Communities

Renovating school facilities for student-centered learning by Prakash Nair. The United States has more than $2 trillion of net worth tied up in its school facilities, making it the country’s single largest educational investment. The average age of schools in most districts across the nation is b...


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Prakash Participated in a New Harvard MOOC: Leaders of Learning

The respected educator, Professor Richard Elmore of Harvard, recently offered an excellent course titled, Leaders of Learning in Harvard’s 3rd Quarter of 2014. It benefitted anyone who is a stakeholder of education but particularly school board members, superintendents, administrators, princi...


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Announcing a New FNI Partnership

The Common Ground Collaborative (CGC) is a global, non-profit network of educators, schools and social entrepreneurs that see learning as the key human capacity. FNI is proud to partner with the CGC Network; together we crated the first school building that supports their innovative curriculum, Inte...


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Tomorrow’s School – Beyond Yesterday’s Classroom

Why do most schools still look exactly as they did in 1950? Why do the design of schools and prisons have so much in common? It’s time to replace the “cells and bells” schools of the past with a modern, student-centered version. One that will better prepare students with the skills and compete...


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FNI Selected by the Acclaimed American School of Bombay, India

FNI has been selected as the Planning and Education Consultant and Design Architect for ASB’s new Elementary School and for the renovation of ASB’s existing campus in the Bandra Kurla area. ASB is one of India’s leading educational institutions and caters to a diverse international student bod...


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Interview with Prakash Nair

Interview with Prakash Nair on New Learning Times website: newlearningtimes.com New Learning Times requires a log-in to read the interview....


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New Project Wins by FNI

FNI has several exciting new project wins in 2013. These include: International School of Tanganyika: FNI has just concluded on-site Discovery work for a comprehensive Master Plan to upgrade the landmark International School of Tanganyika in Tanzania. International School of Brunei: FNI is servin...


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FNI Selected by Al Batinah International School, Sohar, Oman

FNI has been selected as the Planning and Education Consultant and Design Architect for ABIS’s phased expansion from 150 K-10 to 560 K-12 students to serve this rapidly developing community. The school was established in 2007 and has succeeded in developing a positive community spirit by strengthe...


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EXCITING NEW PROJECT WINS BY FNI!

GATES Secondary School, Lutz, Florida, LEED Platinum to NET ZERO: Slated to be one of the Greenest schools in the United States, GATES will be set on a picturesque 60 acre lakefront site. FNI has been selected as the school’s Visioning, Master Planning and Architectural Designer and we will be lo...


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FNI Projects Win Two International Awards

FNI’s Duke School in North Carolina and Scotch Oakburn College in Tasmania have received awards from the American School Board Journal’s Learning By Design, “The Premier Source for Education Design Innovation & Excellence”....


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End-of-Year News Update 2008

CANADA Saskatchewan: We have been retained to work on 6 projects in Regina, including a High School embedded within a Shared Community Learning Center, a Trades and Skills Center and four Elementary Schools. Piqqusilirivvik: A new Inuit Cultural Learning Facility developed within the Arctic Circle...


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Randall Fielding Awarded CEFPI International Planner of the Year

Congratulations are in order for FNI founding Principal Randall Fielding, who on October 9 was named 2007 International Planner of the Year by CEFPI. the top international organization for school planning. After receiving his award, Randy was also given great feedback on his acceptance speech, whi...


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Health and Fitness Centre Opens at Scotch Oakburn College

Amid much fanfare, Scotch Oakburn College’s new Health and Physical Education Centre was opened on August 10. SOC continues to undergo a transformation: in March the new Robert Dean Centre opened, and work is underway on a new Middle School comprising three Small Learning Communities. Below: Year ...


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Groundbreakings on Cayman Islands

Wednesday September 19 was a momentous occasion in the Cayman Islands: groundbreakings for each of the three new high schools were held. Building will commence in the next few weeks. Above: Snapshots of the three Groundbreaking ceremonies.  ...


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New Project Wins

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 Wyo...


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New Book: THE LANGUAGE OF SCHOOL DESIGN

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....


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Nair Keynotes Australian Conference

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 To...


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Fielding in Singapore and Australia

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 Aust...


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Nair and Lackney Pilot Open Space Approach for Alaska Conference

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 ...


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Fielding at NAF

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...


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Better Schools for Ohio

At the invitation of the Ohio School Facilities Commission, FNI principal Prakash Nair conducted a staff training workshop and prepared a detailed design review for three schools to be built in Cleveland, Cincinnati and Columbus. The design reviews were done utilizing FNI’s trademark “Evaluation...


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FNI Wins MacConnell Award

FNI principal Prakash Nair received the prestigious MacConnell Award for 2003 for planning the Reece Community High School in Tasmania, Australia. In a tough field for this coveted prize, the Reece project was ranked above 49 others from around the world for planning and design excellence....


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