FNI Goes to NeoCon

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Designers from multiple studios and FNI partner Jay Litman had a fun and informative time at NeoCon in Chicago in June. Huichong Tang reports, “We got to experience the furniture from a user’s perspective, learning more about materials, colors and the comfort level of each product. The team also got to learn about trends in… Read more »

Our new book Learning by Design is now available on Amazon

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A major premise of this book is that the physical environments in which we learn should reflect our most powerful aspirations and our most promising ideas about learning. The designs that are showcased here are about expanding rather than containing learning, opening access rather than controlling access, adapting to differences in learning modalities and preferences,… Read more »

Prakash Nair meets with Sir Ken Robinson at EduTech Australia

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Prakash conducted a Masterclass and Keynote at EduTech Australia had the distinct pleasure and honor to spend quality time with Sir Ken Robinson, who is, possibly, education’s most influential and compelling advocate for innovation and transformation.

3 out of 12 Featured Schools at the Global Education Leadership Summit in Bangkok are by FNI

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“The Global Education Leadership Summit is a unique event that brings together schools from around the world, who have already implemented substantial systemic change to one or more area of the traditional educational model, to share their stories with schools that are interested in change. The conference aims to equip them with ideas & strategies… Read more »

FNI Partner Isaac Williams to Speak at the 21st Century Learning Conference

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March 8th and 9th March 8: 21CLHK Conference, Hong Kong Innovation in Practice: Prototyping Flexible Learning Environments for Schools of the Future March 9: 21CHK Conference, Hong Kong Innovation in Education Panelist Meet Isaac at this workshop in April: April 25, 26: Knowledge Source Institute, Chang Mai, Thailand Designing for Transformative Change: Strategies for Leading… Read more »

FNI Project “The Best Facilities Action Research Project” on Forbes

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Pathfinder Spaces: An Action Research Project At Singapore American School By Tom Vander Ark, Oct 26, 2018 FNI’s work with Singapore American School and approach to prototyping new Learning Spaces recognized as one of “the best facilities action research project” on Forbes. Direct Link to the article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomvanderark/2018/10/26/pathfinder-spaces-an-action-research-project-t-singapore-american-school/#73bde8fb3e75

Emerald Elementary Wins Peak Award

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FNI led a district wide process in Boulder, Colorado to develop Guiding Principles for Innovation in Learning that guided the pedagogical and learning environment design of all schools in the district.  FNI served as the design architect, and worked in collaboration with the executive architect, RB+B Architects, to design this 62,000 sqft school that accommodates… Read more »

Watch Prakash Nair’s keynote presentation at Future Schools 2017 — Australia’s Largest Education Conference

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From the conference blog: “Prakash comments that there are two trillion dollars worth of obsolete school buildings in the United States, if one goes with the definition of obsolete as those which are based on cells and bells. There are also two categories of people in society who are typically given no choice in their movement;… Read more »