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, FI designed… Read more »
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FI’s process discovers each school’s mission and ethos, then bases a new Master Plan on this collaboration. This video demonstrates the power of the FI design process, and the passion of this unique school community.
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 »
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, FI founder… Read more »
Our 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 »
Above: FI 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 »
CEFPI has announced that FI’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 »
Prakash Nair was a keynote speaker at Mexico’s premier international education conference hosted by SM Fundación in Mexico City in March 2015. Prakash touched upon the vast opportunities for bringing world-class educational opportunities to all children in Mexico and new ways to design innovative, cost effective schools.
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.
FI, with local partner architect Ryan Companies has been recognized with a Citation award in the AIA 2008 Educational Facility Design Awards for the Cristo Rey Jesuit High School/Colin Powell Youth Leadership Center. The awards are sponsored by the American Institute of Architects’ Committee on Architecture for Education. The awards will be presented at the 2008… Read more »