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.    

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 »

Community gets look at design for new Erie pre-K-8 campus

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Heatherwood’s Brent Caldwell named as new principal By Amy Bounds, Staff Writer POSTED:   04/25/2016 09:56:32 PM MDT Walking into Boulder Valley’s new pre-K-8 in Erie, students will pass the offices and land in the “heart,” a cafeteria and gathering space designed to look like a cafe with views of the mountains. The cafeteria connects outside,… Read more »

Chappaqua Schools To Discuss Space, Technology At FNI’s iLab

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CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. — A Knowledge Cafe event scheduled for April 18 at the Academic Commons and iLab at Horace Greeley High School will bring together Chappaqua school district officials with a number of professionals to discuss the continuing study and use of space and advanced technology throughout the district. Expected to attend the two-hour event… Read more »

Global Learning Commons is a possible future of the MVRHS library

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In the MVTimes by Cathryn McCann – Dec 2, 2015: Jay Litman of Fielding Nair International presented a conceptual design for the future Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) library at the school on Monday afternoon. Deemed the “next phase in transforming the school library into a dynamic, multipurpose, multidisciplinary learning space,” the proposed Global Learning… Read more »

FNI and Library Redesign in Boulder

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November 21, 2015: Boulder Valley is using bond money to re-imagine its libraries. The district contracted with Fielding Nair International, a Minneapolis-based architectural firm, to work with schools this fall on innovative design as they plan for construction projects. The firm earlier this fall held two days of interviews, workshops and tours at each of… Read more »

Transforming the classroom

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AMIT’s new Gogya Center trains teachers for today’s digital students. Jerusalem Post Magazine, October 2015: If you look up the word “teacher” in any dictionary, the general definition suits the concept that people have held of an educator for centuries. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a teacher as a person or thing that teaches something; the… Read more »

Parents, neighbors share feedback for BVSD’s first school in Erie

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By Amy Bounds  Parents and community members had their first opportunity Thursday night to hear about the vision for the Boulder Valley School District’s new pre-K-8 school in Erie, sharing what they like and what they still want to know. “Our commitment is to create a learning environment to prepare students for the future,” said… Read more »