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GATES Secondary School, Lutz, Florida, LEED Platinum to NET ZERO: Slated to be one of the greenest schools in the United States, GATES will be set on a picturesque 60 acre lakefront site. FI has been selected as the school’s Visioning, Master Planning and Architectural Designer and we will be looking at opportunities to create the first Net Zero (Zero Carbon Footprint) school in Florida. GATES is an extension of The Learning Gate Community School, which is the first public school in the US to gain the prestigious LEED Platinum recognition. We have provided design consulting services for the redesign of Learning Gate’s Middle School. The new GATES campus will serve about 1,200 students in grades 6 through 12. Look for more information coming soon about this exciting, lighthouse project.

Magnificat High School, Ohio: We have been selected as the designer for Magnificat High School’s Surround Learning Project.  Magnificat is a Catholic college-preparatory high school for young women located in Rocky River, Ohio.  It is the largest all-girl high school in the state.  The Surround Learning concept incorporates spaces and resources for enriched 21st century learning.  The goal for this project is to create an immersive and holistic learning environment that will shape the next generation of women leaders.

Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School, Calgary, CA: We have been selected to provide Master Planning services for Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School in Calgary, Canada. Built on a stunning 160-acre campus in the Alberta foothills, Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School is one of Canada’s premier independent schools, renowned for its rich traditions in educational excellence and broad co-curricular programs. In a joint venture with Diamond Schmitt Architects of Toronto, FI will serve as the lead consultant in Visioning, Design-based Curriculum Mapping, site and building design options for this 670-student Kindergarten though 12th grade International Baccalaureate School.

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