Innovative Building Inspired by the Hummingbird is Creating Buzz

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Fielding Nair International’s new idea factory in Minneapolis is both named for and modeled on nature’s miracle of flight, the Hummingbird. One of the world’s speediest creatures that utilizes a small carbon footprint, it’s the only bird nimble enough to fly backward. Eager to capture this agility in a new building, Randy Fielding, FNI founder… Read more »

Prakash at the Future Schools Conference, Australia, 2017

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Prakash explains the many ways innovative learning spaces can positively impact students. Pathfinder Projects allow schools to experiment with new ways of teaching and learning by renovating smaller portions of their education facility.

A uniquely agile building, designed for living, working, and learning.

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Architect plans Uptown office, apartments by Hank Long, Finance & Commerce, Feb 2017 Last month the Minneapolis Planning Commission approved a three-story, mixed-use project proposed at 3453 Hennepin Ave. S. in Minneapolis. The site is a half-mile south of Calhoun Square. Read more here.  

Prakash Nair Ted-X Talk 2017

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Design for Learning in the Creative Age | TEDxGuilfordCollege: Published on Feb 1, 2017 One of the most fundamental problems with education is the obsolescence of the traditional classroom. Prakash Nair presents a cost-effective solution.

FNI Mentioned on Dave Ciganko’s New Blog

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“The Chappaqua School District is fortunate to have passed funding to not only redevelop the way they look at their approach to the curriculum but to redesign their schools to help facilitate new ways in which to learn. I was introduced to Chappaqua through Fielding Nair International, a world class architectural firm specializing in designing… Read more »

Cool School

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DECCAN CHRONICLE. | NIKHITA GOWRA Published Dec 18, 2016, 1:16 am ISTUpdated Dec 18, 2016, 7:14 am IST Deepti Reddy, daughter of a prominent business family that owns Pennar Cements, is the founder of this school. Telling us how the idea to start a school came about, she said, “For my children, I was looking… Read more »

FNI’s Rhode Island Studio Wins a 2016 AIAri Merit Award!

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FNI’s Rhode Island Studio won a 2016 AIAri Merit Award in the Interiors category for the International School of Kazan-President’s Primary School. The annual award program recognizes design excellence in projects in Rhode Island or by Rhode Island Architects. A Vermont-based jury met to review entries of varying size and scope. The jury included Jesse… Read more »

FNI Featured in Alaska Airlines Magazine

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11/28/2016 Paradigm Communications Group / Alaska Airlines and Horizon Edition Magazines by Elizabeth Economou FNI’s Anne Frank Inspire Academy is the first topic in this look at innovative education today. FNI’s Founding CEO Prakash Nair provides insight into the data behind new ways of teaching and learning. Read or download the full article here.

Construction Continues at FNI’s St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School

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Steel exterior of the school is now being added to the second story. St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School is starting to take shape! Once complete, this school will consist of 15 learning studios, 3 learning commons, 1 media common, a gymnasium and other administrative and breakout spaces. The school will accommodate 363 students with… Read more »

Venture High: reimagining high school, one grade at a time

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MinnPost, By Erin Hinrichs | 11/14/16 During a recent round of morning check-ins, Principal Derek Davidson called over one of his ninth-graders who’d been absent a few days. Setting his backpack up on the table, the student showed Davidson some of the gay-pride buttons he’d received from a workshop he’d attended, where he was able to… Read more »