About Fielding Nair International

Fielding Nair International is an award-winning, global leader in education planning and architectural design. FNI builds and renovates school facilities for today and tomorrow with one primary goal in mind — to improve learning. We help our school clients vision and build innovative Learning Communities, Maker Spaces and iLabs that support student-directed learning.

$10 Billion Worth of School Work: We have worked on over $10 billion worth of schools over the last 15 years.

11 International Awards: Schools that we have planned and/or designed have won 11 international planning and design awards for excellence. Our awards recognize not just quality architecture, but vastly improved educational outcomes as well. Click here for samples of our award-winning work.


Change Management Specialists

Our world-renowned Professional Development services are but one piece of a holistic Change Management process. FNI is able to help clients plan, design and accomplish a Blueprint for School Reform utilizing our trademark 12-pronged model which includes a diverse range of areas as follows:

  • Visioning the Future
  • Desired Student Outcomes
  • School Learning Principles
  • Leadership
  • Organization/ Management
  • Standards
  • Assessments
  • Staffing
  • Scheduling
  • Professional Development/Capacity Building
  • Youth Development
  • Curriculum
  • Community Building and Facilities. That means, you can hire FNI not only as your architects, but also to usher your community through the entire complex process of managing change.


We have consulted as architects and/or conducted planning workshops or delivered keynote addresses in 47 countries on 6 continents.
We are widely recognized as international leaders in the field of integrating educationally appropriate technologies in school buildings.
We are noted for our commitment to sustainable, high-performance schools.
We have created the world’s largest database of innovative schools (nearly 400 schools) from 30 countries at designshare.com. This information is shared freely with practitioners globally.
We have a wide and varied client base from private industry, government agencies, not-for-profit groups and foundations.
Our work has been extensively published — we have over 40 professional publications to our credit including the landmark Language of School Design that has sold thousands of copies worldwide.