We Go to NeoCon

Designers from multiple studios and partner Jay Litman had a fun and informative time at NeoCon in Chicago in June. Huichong Tang reports, “We got to experience the furniture from a user’s perspective, learning more about materials, colors and the comfort level of each product. The team also...


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Our new book Learning by Design is now available on Amazon

A major premise of this book is that the physical environments in which we learn should reflect our most powerful aspirations and our most promising ideas about learning. The designs that are showcased here are about expanding rather than containing learning, opening access rather than controlling a...


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Emerald Elementary Wins Peak Award

We led a district wide process in Boulder, Colorado to develop Guiding Principles for Innovation in Learning that guided the pedagogical and learning environment design of all schools in the district.  Our firm served as the design architect, and worked in collaboration with the executive architect...


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Construction Continues at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School

Steel exterior of the school is now being added to the second story. St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School is starting to take shape! Once complete, this school will consist of 15 learning studios, 3 learning commons, 1 media common, a gymnasium and other administrative and breakout spaces. The scho...


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Mâmawêyatitân Centre: Let’s all be together

Originally known as the North-Central Shared Facility, this facility is in construction, and has been renamed by the community as the Mâmawêyatitân Centre, Excerpt from an article in the Leader Post: The steel and concrete shell in the heart of the north-central neighbourhood shows the long-await...


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Hillel Day School of Metro Detroit Wins 3D Carver

By the end of the decade Inventables wants a 3D carver in every school in the USA. To kickstart the project they have committed to President Obama and the White Houseto donate a 3D carver to a school in every state. This year, they launched a contest aimed at identifying schools committed to crea...


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AHN opens to new ‘collaborative learning’ environment

By Sheila Mullane Estrada, Times Correspondent, Monday, August 28, 2017 10:49am TAMPA — Middle schoolers at the Academy of the Holy Names greeted their newly renovated classrooms with excitement Wednesday morning. They were about to begin a new adventure in learning, the result of years of planni...


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WE ARE WINNERS OF THE 2015 MACCONNELL AWARD!

We are delighted to announce that a project on which we served as the Design Architect, Fisher STEAM Middle School, is the winner of the 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 process that...


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Article: From “Cells and Bells” to Learning Communities

The United States has more than $2 trillion of net worth tied up in its school facilities, making it the country’s single largest educational investment. The average age of schools in most districts across the nation is between 30 and 50 years. On top of increasing routine maintenance expenses tha...


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Announcing a New Partnership

The Common Ground Collaborative (CGC) is a global, non-profit network of educators, schools and social entrepreneurs that see learning as the key human capacity. We are proud to partner with the CGC Network; together we created the first school building that supports their innovative curriculum, Int...


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Tomorrow’s School – Beyond Yesterday’s Classroom

Why do most schools still look exactly as they did in 1950? Why do the design of schools and prisons have so much in common? It’s time to replace the “cells and bells” schools of the past with a modern, student-centered version. One that will better prepare students with the skills and compete...


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Selected as a Planner by the American School of Bombay, India

Fielding has been selected as the Planning and Education Consultant and Design Architect for ASB’s new Elementary School and for the renovation of ASB’s existing campus in the Bandra Kurla area. ASB is one of India’s leading educational institutions and caters to a diverse international studen...


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Kazan plans to build the first international school in Tatarstan.

Near Kazan, in the new development of “Yasnaya Polyana”, the first to be built in Tatarstan; an International School that meets all the requirements of the International Schools worldwide. The project to build the school was discussed at a meeting of the President R.T. Minnikhanov with Partner J...


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New Project Wins

We have several exciting new project wins for 2013. These include: International School of Tanganyika: We have just concluded on-site Discovery work for a comprehensive Master Plan to upgrade the landmark International School of Tanganyika in Tanzania. International School of Brunei: We are serving ...


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We Are Selected by Al Batinah International School, Sohar, Oman

We have been selected as the Planning and Education Consultant and Design Architect for ABIS’s phased expansion from 150 K-10 to 560 K-12 students to serve this rapidly developing community. The school was established in 2007 and has succeeded in developing a positive community spirit by strengthe...


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Visioning Completedfor School Districts in Montana and Ontario

We recently completed Visioning contracts to re-imagine the future of education in Billings, Montana and for the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board in Ontario. Both these communities have over 30 school buildings with tens of millions of dollars of outstanding capital needs. The ...


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EXCITING NEW PROJECT WINS!

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 look...


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Our Projects Win Two International Awards

Duke School in North Carolina and Scotch Oakburn College in Tasmania have received awards from the American School Board Journal’s Learning By Design, “The Premier Source for Education Design Innovation & Excellence”....


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Microsoft Taps Us For Key Role in Global Innovative Schools Program

Microsoft Corporation has invited us to be a part of their Innovative Schools Program Conference in Oulu, Finland on November 2nd and 3rd 2007. This conference will bring 12 innovative schools from 12 countries to share ideas about implementing educational transformation. FI was selected by Microsof...


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End-of-Year News Update 2008

CANADA 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...


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Randall Fielding Awarded CEFPI International Planner of the Year

Congratulations are in order for founding Principal Randall Fielding, who on October 9 was named 2007 International Planner of the Year by CEFPI. the top international organization for school planning. After receiving his award, Randy was also given great feedback on his acceptance speech, which is ...


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Health and Fitness Centre Opens at Scotch Oakburn College

Amid much fanfare, Scotch Oakburn College’s new Health and Physical Education Centre was opened on August 10. SOC continues to undergo a transformation: in March the new Robert Dean Centre opened, and work is underway on a new Middle School comprising three Small Learning Communities. Below: Year ...


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New Project Wins

We have been recently selected as the planning and design consultants for the following projects. Significantly, our firm has expanded its reach with work at the national level in Azerbaijan and the Cayman Islands, district-wide levels in Victoria, Australia, Rhode Island and Florida. The projects i...


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New Book: THE LANGUAGE OF SCHOOL DESIGN

The Language of School Design, by Randall Fielding & Prakash Nair. Provides a complete and coherent graphic vocabulary for planning and designing tomorrow’s schools based on international best-practice principles....


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Fielding in Singapore and Australia

Randy Fielding recently completed a highly successful two-week speaking tour of Singapore and Australia in September 2004. Randy was invited to present new ideas for 21st century school planning and design by the Singapore Ministry of Education, The LETA Organization and the Government of South Aust...


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Fielding at NAF

Fielding has a special relationship with the National Academy Foundation with principal Fielding speaking at several NAF events over the past few years. This year, Randy Fielding presented key connections between academy programs and the spaces they occupy at his well-attended presentation held at t...


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We Win the MacConnell Award

We received the prestigious MacConnell Award for 2003 for planning the Reece Community High School in Tasmania, Australia. The Reece project was ranked above 49 others from around the world for planning and design excellence....


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