Prakash Nair is a guru of 21st century school design. He's written two books that expound on his philosophy and share the process used by Fielding Nair (FNI) to fashion cost-effective renovations of current buildings and to create remarkably inspiring new facilities. The latest one is, Blueprint for Tomorrow: Redesigning Schools for Student-Centered Learning.
Read this book before you plan your next building!
Fielding Nair offers a unique team of architects and education leaders who understand how the school culture and learning environment contribute to the achievement of the mission, vision, and strategies. We have had the privilege of collaborating with the FNI, using our School Design Framework and learning strategies to create a sustainable plan for success.
Below is a brief interview I did with Prakash to give you an introduction into this process for school design. He included pictures from projects that required inexpensive renovations of current buildings, along with beautiful examples from brand new campuses. The key is creating a learning environment that reflects and supports the intended educational philosophy and instructional strategies.
Fielding Nair has partnered with School Growth to produce a unique team that knows how to create 21st century learning environments with a sustainable vision.
"Scott, it's been a privilege for us to work with you and your team....If buildings are the hardware, then education is the software. What you do is design the software side of the school. We are very pleased with the strategic partnership between FNI and School Growth."--Prakash Nair, President of Fielding Nair International