Prakash Nair is a futurist, a visionary architect and planner and Founding President of Fielding Nair International, one of the world’s leading change agents in school design with consultations in 47 countries. He is also the Managing Editor of DesignShare.com, which attracts over one million visitors each year. He is the recipient of many international awards including the CEFPI MacConnell Award.
He has written extensively in leading international journals about school design and educational technology and their connection to established educational research. He is also the author of several books on school planning including the landmark 2005 publication, The Language of School Design now in it’s 4th edition, and Blueprint for Tomorrow: Redesigning Schools for Student-Centered Learning published by Harvard Education Press in 2014.
Prakash was recently an instructor for Harvard X “Leaders of Learning”, an online course which lets you explore and understand your own theories of learning and leadership. Led by Harvard’s Dr. Richard Elmore, Leaders of Learning helps identify and develop educators’ personal theory of learning, and explore how it fits into the shifting landscape of learning.
Prior to co-founding Fielding Nair International, Prakash worked for 10 years as Director of Operations for a multibillion-dollar school construction program for New York City.
Prakash Serves as a Managing Principal on several projects scattered around the world. He has served as a school planning and design consultant, presenter and/or keynote speaker for clients in Australia (five states), Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, Germany, India (six states), Indonesia, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Oman, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, The Netherlands, Turkey, U.A.E., U.K. the United States (23 states) and Venezuela.
By staying current with the research as well as national and international social, economic and cultural trends, Prakash is always able to bring best practice thinking from many disciplines and fields to bear on education-related problems and projects. This approach has helped education clients save millions of dollars while still achieving or exceeding their schedule and quality expectations.
Prakash’s signature talent lies in his ability to communicate his passion for a new approach to education across the globe. He has consistently built strong partnerships with local firms, helped client communities visualize their future, built consensus for uniquely tailored solutions, and helped execute them successfully.
Contact Prakash Nair at Prakash@FieldingNair.com.