The Puerto Rico Department of Education, Public Buildings Authority & Public-Private Partnerships Authority invited Fielding Nair International (FI) to provide initial recommendations and design standards for developing 21st Century educational spaces for all Kindergarten-Grade 12 schools in Puerto Rico. With over 1,500 facilities, many of which had operated for an extended period of time without any modernization upgrades, the Department faced some severe challenges. FI began by providing a comprehensive facilities assessment that looked at both building physical conditions as well as their educational effectiveness to support 21st Century learning practices.