Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School Tour is Featured at the 2018 Heads & Chairs Conference in Calgary

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The Conference is the biggest in Canada for independent schools, and includes workshops, guest speakers, school tours, and the CAIS Annual General Meeting. A large group of conference participants visited Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School, located in a spectacular natural setting, with culture and curriculum steeped in an outdoor ethic. In partnership with the school community, FNI designed… Read more »

Listen to Randy’s Latest Podcast with Robert Martellacci of MindShareLearning

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Randy will be a keynote at MindShareLearning’s 8th annual EDTECH Leadership Summit in Toronto on Monday November 6th. This podcast reveals some of the themes that he’ll share about the design of student-directed learning spaces. He gets to the essence of successful school space design, which should be driven by the education goals of the school… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Join Our Team – FNI Has Three Positions for Hire!

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Architectural Studio Director – Bangalore, India Are you passionate about learning and design? Do you want to design the learning environments of the future all around the world? An exciting adventure awaits you in India. We are currently seeking an Architectural Studio Director with at least 5 years of experience managing and leading projects to head… Read more »

Our STEAM School Won the 2015 MacConnell Award!

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Above: FNI Principal Isaac Williams holds the MacConnell trophy We are delighted to announce that a project on which Fielding Nair International served as the Design Architect has won the much coveted MacConnell Award for 2015. This is the highest honor worldwide for School Planning and Design and only goes to one project in an extremely competitive… Read more »

FNI STEAM School is a MacConnell Award Finalist

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CEFPI has announced that FNI’s Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher Middle School in Greenville, South Carolina is one of four 2015 MacConnell Award finalists. This award recognizes a comprehensive planning process that results in educational facilities that enhance the educational program, meets multiple goals and holds purpose and distinction within a community. Co-designed with McMillan Pazdan Smith… Read more »

The Attention Myth: Why Paying Attention in Class is Overrated

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Prakash Nair , Founding President, Fielding Nair International Edutopia, Posted 05/08/2015 Prakash Nair questions the way our education system emphasizes the need for students to pay constant attention to a teacher: “Are we in crisis because of short attention spans and the losing battle teachers are fighting to keep kids interested in class? Before we… Read more »

Blueprint for Tomorrow: Redesigning Schools for Student Centered Learning

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In Blueprint for Tomorrow published by the Harvard Education Press, Prakash Nair—one of the world’s leading school designers—explores the hidden messages that our school facilities and classrooms convey and advocates for the “alignment” of the design of places in which we teach and learn with twenty-first-century learning goals. Buy through the Harvard Education Press. Purchase on Amazon.