Saskatchewan: We have been retained to work on 6 projects in Regina, including a High School embedded within a Shared Community Learning Center, a Trades and Skills Center and four Elementary Schools.
Piqqusilirivvik: A new Inuit Cultural Learning Facility developed within the Arctic Circle through a series of collaborative design workshops with the various Canadian and Nunavut governmental agencies, the Inuit Elders and Inuit user constituencies. FSC, working closely with Fielding Nair International (FNI) has developed Piqqusilirivvik as an innovative learning community that will allow students to live and learn in a protected project based learning environment. The facility will be located in the Inuit Community of Clyde River, overlooking Patricia Bay. The building has been designed to fit into it Arctic environment with respect to the extremes in temperature, wind and snow.
Nusajaya: FNI is serving as the Education Planning Consultant and Design Architect for the Sri KDU SMART school to be located in Nusajaya near the Singapore border. This K-12 school with an IB Program will model international best practice in both education and school facilities design.
Leysin: The beautiful Ski resort Village of Leysin is located in the Alpes Vaudoise at an altitude of 1,200 meters above sea level. FNI is the design Architect for the conversion of the Historic Grand Hotel into a 21st Century Learning Center for the world-renowned Leysin American School. FNI’s work supports the LAS vision to promote an evolving environment of academic excellence and personal growth for each student.
FNI has teamed up with SHW Group in Texas to develop National Design Standards for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. This is an exciting project because it will entail the development of a completely state-of-the-art process for creating innovative schools around the country. Altogether, over 300 schools are likely to be impacted by the new Standards. Some of these are in spectacular new developments including Masdar – the world’s first (and only) Carbon Neutral City.
Middletown, Rhode Island: Before and after pictures at Forrest Primary School. Photo on left shows typical “cells and bells” classroom and corridor block. Image on right shows how this space was converted into a dynamic Personalized Learning Community over the space of just two months with almost no money at all!
Middletown, Rhode Island: FNI has developed and submitted a Master Plan for Middletown Schools with extensive community consultation. Two pilot projects have already been implemented with wonderful responses from the teachers and students – see one example above. FNI is now working closely with the School stakeholder community to develop an implementation strategy for the ambitious Master Plan.
Key Biscayne, Florida: FNI has recently completed the first phase of the Municipal Charter School project in the Island Paradise of Key Biscayne – the submission includes a feasibility study for the school prepared after a series of community meetings.
Gainesville, Florida: FNI has been selected to serve as Planning, Programming and Design Consultants for the University of Florida’s PK Yonge Developmental Research School in Gainesville. This project will marry the best innovations in education, architecture and environmental design on the School’s picturesque Florida campus.
In other News:Cayman Islands: Three high schools and an elementary school that FNI worked on in the Cayman Islands as Planning and Design Consultants are now in construction. See construction image of the school in Frank Sound below. These new schools are indeed world-class in every regard and they will put the Cayman Islands on the International Map as a world education leader.
North Carolina: Duke School located on the Duke University Campus in Durham North Carolina, one of the country’s most innovative schools, and an FNI project that we are really proud of, is nearing construction completion and will be ready to receive students in February 2009!