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Eden Park’s renovated wing touted as model for future.   Wednesday, October 23, 2019 By DANIEL A. KITTREDGE The space is bright, open, futuristic. Visitors might not expect those descriptors to be associated with Eden Park Elementary School, which was constructed in the 1950s – and, lik...


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Randy Fielding Featured on Forbes

Learning Environments For The Future: 4 Tips From Randy Fielding by Tom Vander Ark What are some factors that should influence schools of the future? Here’s four that Randy believes in. Read the full article here....


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Introducing a Brand New Learning Community

YCIS Beijing, September 21, 2018 Over the summer our Year 1 classrooms were knocked down. In their place, an open plan, flexible, free-flowing space took shape. We speak to Mr James Sweeney, Head of Primary, about the changes. Please introduce the changes that have been made to Year 1’s learning s...


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Minnesota Studio in the News

Bluff County Newspaper Group, Published by Herald on Wed, 07/18/2018 – 10:38am by Jordan Gerard Spring Grove school officials met with two architects from Fielding International in April, who said Spring Grove fosters a strong sense of community for their students. “We’ve had terrific day...


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Helping Cranston RI Schools with District Planning

cranstononline.com, Posted Thursday, March 1, 2018 2:20 pm By Thomas Greenberg Cranston’s school department, in its quest to eventually renovate or rebuild schools, which are in some cases almost 100 years old (Briggs Building), has hired an outside company, Fielding International, to come up with...


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New Christian academy scheduled to open in fall 2018

Lutz News, December 6, 2017 By B.C. Manion The North Tampa Christian Academy emphasizes the “whole person” approach to education, by promoting a balanced development of the whole person – spiritually, physically, intellectually, socially and emotionally, background materials say. The learning...


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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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Fielding Mentioned on Dave Ciganko’s New Blog

“The Chappaqua School District is fortunate to have passed funding to not only redevelop the way they look at their approach to the curriculum but to redesign their schools to help facilitate new ways in which to learn. I was introduced to Chappaqua through Fielding International, a world clas...


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Fielding Featured in Alaska Airlines Magazine

11/28/2016 Paradigm Communications Group / Alaska Airlines and Horizon Edition Magazines by Elizabeth Economou Our Anne Frank Inspire Academy is the first topic in this look at innovative education today. Read or download the full article here....


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Venture High: reimagining high school, one grade at a time

MinnPost, By Erin Hinrichs | 11/14/16 During a recent round of morning check-ins, Principal Derek Davidson called over one of his ninth-graders who’d been absent a few days. Setting his backpack up on the table, the student showed Davidson some of the gay-pride buttons he’d received from a work...


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We Are Featured in an Article in Education Canada Magazine

Stephen Hurley’s in-depth article uses images and interviews from Fielding’s schools to illustrate the successes and struggles of change agency in Canadian education. Learn how teachers in these schools embrace the challenges and opportunities presented by more varied options in teaching...


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Boulder Valley working on 25 construction projects this summer

By Amy Bounds, Staff Writer The biggest projects — along with the new Erie pre-K-8 campus — are replacements for Creekside, Douglass and Emerald elementary schools. Construction on all four is expected to continue through next school year and be complete by August 2017. For those schools, the d...


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Broomfield’s Oldest School Getting Efficient Makeover

Emerald Elementary School is one step closer to becoming a home fit for Dragons. When architects needed a drainage system in front of the school, students dubbed the future dry creek bed, with a wooden foot bridge, a moat. Once a new school building is constructed, a gas fireplace will face the libr...


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Community gets look at design for new Erie pre-K-8 campus

Heatherwood’s Brent Caldwell named as new principal By Amy Bounds, Staff Writer POSTED:   04/25/2016 09:56:32 PM MDT Walking into Boulder Valley’s new pre-K-8 in Erie, students will pass the offices and land in the “heart,” a cafeteria and gathering space designed to look l...


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Chappaqua Schools To Discuss Space, Technology At FNI’s iLab

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. — A Knowledge Cafe event scheduled for April 18 at the Academic Commons and iLab at Horace Greeley High School will bring together Chappaqua school district officials with a number of professionals to discuss the continuing study and use of space and advanced technology through...


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Global Learning Commons is a possible future of the MVRHS library

In the MVTimes by Cathryn McCann – Dec 2, 2015: Jay Litman of Fielding International presented a conceptual design for the future Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) library at the school on Monday afternoon. Deemed the “next phase in transforming the school library into a dyna...


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Library Redesign in Boulder

November 21, 2015: Boulder Valley is using bond money to re-imagine its libraries. The district contracted with Fielding International, a Minneapolis-based architectural firm, to work with schools this fall on innovative design as they plan for construction projects. The firm earlier this fall held ...


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Boulder Valley updating schools with innovation in mind

Designing buildings with education as prime driver   Boulder Valley schools are getting an innovation makeover. The school district contracted with Minneapolis-based architectural firm Fielding Nair International, which is working with schools this fall as they start working with architects and...


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Horace Greeley High School unveils ‘cutting edge’ class space

CHAPPAQUA – Education reform traditionally has been about curriculum or teacher training, in a sense adding new furniture to an old, familiarbuilding. Futurists now think education reform should go further: Rethink the classroom itself if you want to change how children learn in today’s high...


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Local Philanthropy Will Help Hillel Gain 21st-Century Edge

“Children have different personalities, aptitudes and talents, A school should feel like a comfortable, happy place to be, not institutional. We have to change the physical building — it’s the envelope where 21st-century education happens.”   Go to article here: https://www.thejewishne...


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Newest school in San Antonio promises world-class education

“Inspire Academies has partnered up with Fielding International: world famous architects that specialize in innovative school design and education technology to develop the first school of its kind in the nation. Their schools will feature more than eight outdoor learning areas, and creative indoo...


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Magnificat students ‘surround’ themselves with design ideas

“The design firm of Fielding International was selected to come up with a schematic for the work, and senior designer James Seaman visited the school…” “Seaman also presented designs of the Surround Learning areas to the students, which were based on the discussions and findings during his s...


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Randy Fielding interview podcast on Phorecast

Randy Fielding was interviewed by Swedish consulting firm Phorecast for a podcast on his educational philosophy, including some of Randy’s own techniques for maintaining creativity in his design studio… from exercise equipment to reindeer antlers! He discusses some of his firm’s innovation...


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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”. Download the awards packet here....


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Fielding International: Educating the Masses

Minneapolis, Minn.-based Fielding International approaches projects a bit differently than most architectural firms designing for the education sector, Chairman Randall Fielding admits. “The typical way to begin a design project is to listen very well and to take good notes,” he says. “Most ar...


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Designing Schools for 21st Century Learners

The Mobile Learning Institute’s film series “A 21st Century Education” profiles individuals who embrace and defend fresh approaches to learning and who confront the urgent social challenges that are part of a 21st century experience. “A 21st Century Education” compiles, in short film forma...


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Don’t Just Rebuild Schools—Reinvent Them

“If we simply repair broken structures, we will ignore the real problems with American education while giving renewed life to a model of teaching and learning that has been obsolete since the end of the industrial era.” Download the article here....


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Porirua College transformed into high-tech learning environment

Fielding International was the planning and design consultant for this project — including Te Ara Hou Ala Fou and the forthcoming school rebuild. Some very positive comments from the staff and students: “The kids are different — being kind to each other — and have a different attitude to the...


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Friends share mission of advocating for quality education

Fielding Associate Tiffany Green speaks about her twin roles with her firm and the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO) in Minneapolis Friends share mission of advocating for quality education   by Jennifer Holder   Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder   Originally posted 12/26/2007 ...


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Randall Fielding is CEFPI 2007 Planner of the Year

“Planner of the Year is the highest and most distinguished individual honor conferred by the international organization. It is presented annually to the individual whose professional facility planning activities have produced a significantly positive regional, national or international impact on e...


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$122 million would revamp Middletown schools

$122 million would revamp town schools Meaghan Wims; Journal Staff Writer 21 November 2007 © 2007 Providence Journal/Evening Bulletin. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All Rights Reserved.   A consultant’s plan calls for that much to be spent over 15 years to reinvent the s...


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1 campus, at last, for Duke School

“‘We think the facilities are pretty cutting-edge,’ said Dave Michaelman, the head of the school.” $122 million would revamp town schools Meaghan Wims; Journal Staff Writer 21 November 2007 © 2007 Providence Journal/Evening Bulletin. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All Rights...


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Minister heralds change for education at annual conference

“I believe that the work we are undertaking to transform our education system is to produce students and young adults, allowing them to emerge more and more as empowered, self-positioned, motivated, capable individuals, able to hold their own in the global market place,“ — The Hon. Alden McLau...


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New primary school planned for George Town

“With the major cost implications of the planned new facilities, it is essential that we seek world class advice and get it right. There is no second chance,” — The Hon. Alden McLaughlin, Cayman Islands Minister for Education, Training, Employment, Youth, Sports and Culture...


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Spaces for Learning

Prakash Nair listed as a partner in Victorian Government’s ‘vast’ education facilities investment program “Not education as usual — History in the making as the Cayman Islands take a holistic approach to the transformation of its entire government education system and blaze the trail towar...


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