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 »

Engagement for Innovative School Design

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Engagement with school communities drives FNI’s innovative education space design process. FNI principals and educators lead a variety of workshops, seminars and conferences that invite participation from all members of a school community, including students, parents, teachers and administrators. These interactions directly influence the design of the resulting education spaces, going beyond the typical design… Read more »

Student-Centered, Agile Learning Spaces in the Canadian Landscape

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Fielding Nair International is creating another 10-10 school in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. That is, a school where learning is a “10” and so are the learning spaces. The two-story addition includes an elementary school, performing and visual arts spaces, and a new heart for all grades. Now under construction, the design echoes the Canadian Rockies… Read more »

FNI Featured in an Article in Education Canada Magazine

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Stephen Hurley’s in-depth article uses images and interviews from FNI’s schools to illustrate the successes and struggles of change agency in Canadian education. Learn how teachers in these schools embrace the challenges and opportunities presented by more varied options in teaching and learning spaces. Read the full article here.    

Mâmawêyatitân Centre: Let’s all be together

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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-central neighbourhood shows the long-awaited Mâmawêyatitân Centre  — formerly known simply as… Read more »

Boulder Valley working on 25 construction projects this summer

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By Amy Bounds, Staff Writer The biggest projects — along with the new Erie pre-K-8 campus — are replacements for Creekside, Douglass and Emerald elementary schools. Construction on all four is expected to continue through next school year and be complete by August 2017. For those schools, the district is working with architectural consulting firm Fielding… Read more »

Boulder Valley breaks ground on new Erie pre-K-8, school set to open in fall 2017

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By Amy Bounds Staff Writer POSTED:   06/06/2016 09:24:24 PM MDT | UPDATED:   ABOUT 7 HOURS AGO Simp Vinnakota, 3, left, and Kurt Fashing, 3, dig a hole together during Monday’s groundbreaking ceremony in Erie. (Jeremy Papasso / Staff Photographer) Top: Maksim Staroscik, 3, digs a hole as part of the Boulder Valley School District groundbreaking ceremony… Read more »

Broomfield’s Oldest School Getting Efficient Makeover

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Emerald Elementary School is one step closer to becoming a home fit for Dragons. When architects needed a drainage system in front of the school, students dubbed the future dry creek bed, with a wooden foot bridge, a moat. Once a new school building is constructed, a gas fireplace will face the library and entrance… Read more »