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RECENT PUBLICATIONS :

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Technology’s Influence on Today’s Educational Spaces

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FNI’s Douglas Park School Opens in Regina, Saskatchewan

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From Classrooms to Creativity Labs: A Look Into Rural Armenia

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“Randall Fielding CUSP Conference Video”

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“Should a Classroom Have Four Walls?” By François Jarraud, Le Cafe Pedagogique

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“New Reasons To Specify Carpet in the Classroom” by Andrew Sibley, DESSO

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The Causes of Inadequate Development In Educational Status And School Design In Iran In Recent Century by Samaneh Irvani

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History of School Architecture in Iran by Samaneh Irvani
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“High Performance Environments Make the Grade” by Adele Willson, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, SLATERPAULL Architects
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“Learning by Design Part III” by James Theimer
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“Learning by Design Part II” by James Theimer
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“Learning from Helsinki” by Greg Stack
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“Learning by Design Part I” by James Theimer
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“EXPLODING THE PARADIGM: Five Ways Schools Must Change to Rescue the American Dream” by Patricia Kokinos
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Book Review: “Schools for the Future: Design Proposals from Architectural Psychology” by Rotraut Walden (Ed.)

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Are You Smarter Than A Sixth Grader?

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Open Enrollment for the Online Advanced Certificate Program in Educational Facility Planning

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Optimal Learning Environments: Social expectations, learning goals and the role of school designers by Bukky Akinsanmi, LEED AP, SHW Group, Dallas TX

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Locker Options — Thinking Outside the Box By Tod Schneider, www.SafeSchoolDesign.com

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IT’S EASY BEING GREEN—ONCE YOU KNOW HOW by Environmental Charter High School in Lawndale, California

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Review of Ron Berger’s An Ethic of Excellence: Building a Culture of Craftsmanship with Students Review by Clare Vogel

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New Assessment Tool Offers Schools Best Bang for Their Buck by Clare Vogel

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Lessons from the Mall: A School with a Commercial Aesthetic Makes Young Minds More Receptive by Randall Fielding, Annalise Gehling, published in the October 2008 issue of Edutopia magazine.

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The Optimal Learning Environment: Learning Theories by Bukky Akinsanmi, LEED AP, SHW Group, Dallas TX

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“Classroom Design for Living and Learning with Autism” by Clare L. Vogel, for publication in the May/June 2008 issue of Autism Asperger’s Digest.

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FUTURE-PLAN:
“Creating a 2020 Vision for School Design” - Videos and Article by Karl Fisch
, Director of Technology at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado.

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FUTURE PLAN:
“Education 2020: From Knowledge to Wisdom” - Video presentation by Prakash Nair,
President of FieldingNair International, past winner of the CEFPI MacConnell Award.

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LEARNING MODELS:
“Features of Advanced Learning Systems” - Article by Wayne B. Jennings, Ph.D.
, Chair of the International Association of Learning Alternatives.

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CASE STUDY:
“Designing School 2.0: Science Leadership Academy” - Article & Case Study by Chris Lehmann
, founding Principal of the recently opened 1:1 laptop urban high school, Science Leadership Academy; named by the National School Boards Association as one of “20 (Emerging Educational Technology Leaders) to Watch” in 2006.

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PODCAST:
MediaSnackers Podcast Interview of Henry Giroux,
the Global Television Network Chair in English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada.

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PODCAST:
MediaSnackers Podcast Interview of Henry Jenkins,
the of the Comparative Media Studies at MIT and the author of Convergence Culture

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CASE STUDY:
“Hector Garcia Middle School: A School’s Design Aspires to Live Up to Its Name” - Article and Case Study by Peter Brown, AIA, LEED AP
, Principal, Director of K-12 Practice, Perkins+Will, lead designer on the soon-to-open Dallas, Texas based urban middle school.

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SCHOOL DESIGN:
“Tackling the Crime of School Design”
Book Excerpt from Rena Upitis
, former Dean of Education at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario; currently Professor of Arts Education at Queen’s University.

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BRAIN SCIENCE:
“Skulls and School Boxes: Student Brains That Want Out” - Article by Dr. Robert Sylwester
, Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Oregon.

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COMMUNITY PLANNING:
“Designing a Nexus of Communities in New Orleans” - Article by Stephen Bingler, AIA, REFP, NCARB
, founding principal of Concordia llc., winner of CEFPI’s 2001 James D. MacConnell Award.

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INTERVIEW:

“Reconsidering the Design of Schools through the Lens of Project-Based Learning”
. - Interview with Bob Pearlman,
the Director of Strategic Planning for the New Technology Foundation; former President of the Autodesk Foundation.

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CASE STUDY:
“The 100 is There!: Helen Gordan Child Development Center” - Article and Case Study by Sheryl Reinisch and Will Parnell
. Sheryl is an Associate Professor of Education at Concordia University with a focus on early childhood education; Will is the Co-Director of the Helen Gordon Child Development Center in Portland, Oregon.

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CASE STUDY:
“Making Space in New Zealand and Scotland”
Originally published by OECD’sPEB Exchange (2006/5).
. Note: the piece is comprised of 2 articles. Part 1: “New Zealand: The Importance of Outdoor Space” is adapted from an article published in Children in Europe (12.05) written by Anne Meade, Co-ordinator, Early Childhood Education Centres of Innovation, New Zealand Ministry of Education. Part 2: “United Kingdom: A Multi-Faith, Multi-Needs Campus” was contributed by Fiona Ross, Media Officer, Glasgow City Council, UK.

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BIG EDUCATION PICTURE:
“Redesigning Schools, Redefining Education” - Book Excerpt by Dr. Jon Wiles
, author of twelve university textbooks and consulting educator in the areas of curriculum design and development.

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BIG EDUCATION PICTURE:
“The Future of Learning Manifesto” - Article by Christian Long
, author of the “think:lab” blog, President & CEO of DesignShare

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“6 Essential Elements of Educational Facility Design”, by Randy Fielding (co-published by CEFPI Planner, December 2006).

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“Beware of the Sitting Trap in Learning and Schooling - ‘Ergo-dynamic’ concepts are decisive”, by Dr. D. Breithecker, November, 2006. Note: This article is sponsored by VS America.

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“Designing Healthy Schools Our Children Deserve”, by Dr. Jeff Lackney and Christian Long (Co-published by School Planning & Management, November, 2006).

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“The Impact of Room To Read” - Q&A with John Wood, founder and CEO of Room to Read, author of Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entreprenuer’s Odyssey to Educate the World’s Children. November, 2006

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“Imagining the Future of the School Library”. Q&A with Library Experts, Doug Johnson and Rolf Erikson, November, 2006

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“Sparking School Design Via Project Based Learning”. Q&A with John Sole, Project-based Service Learning Master Teacher and Founder of Guerilla Educators November, 2006

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Beyond the School as Templeby Prakash Nair. Originally published in Edutopia magazine, July, 2006

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“View From Denmark: Linking Aesthetics and Student Learning”, by Ulla Kjaervang. November, 2006

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Planning an 800 Year Old Campus as a 21st Century Marketplace of Ideas. Q&A with Pablo Campos, professor of Architecture at the Universidad San Pablo-CEU of Madrid, Summer, 2006

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An Administrator’s View: Beth Hebert Interview: Educational Impact of Innovative School Design and the Legacy of the Crow Island Elementary School, July, 2006

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Master Classroom - Let Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, and Jamie Oliver show you the future, byRandy Fielding, Jeffrey Lackney, Prakash Nair. Originally published in Edutopia magazine, June, 2006

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Getting REAL, Part Two: The Philadelphia Story - Q&A with John Sole, Project-based Service Learning Master Teacher

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The Journey of Utopia, The Story of the First American Style Campus in Europe, by Pablo Campos Calvo-Sotelo; Novascience Publishers, 2005

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Planning for the Conceptual Age, PowerPoint presentation by Randall Fielding, AIA. Presentation given @ the CEFPI “Impact on Learning” conference, December 2005, Austin Texas

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Edutopia Magazine Interview with Prakash Nair and Randy Fielding
discussing new ways of creating community-based schools.

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Learning, Lighting and Color:Lighting Design for Schools and Universities in the 21st Century , by Randall Fielding, AIA

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Conceptual Age ThinkersPowerPoint presentation by Randall Fielding and Prakash Nair. Presentation given @ CEFPI International Conference, 2005, San Antonio, Texas

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Educational Commissioning:Educating Educators to Optimize their School Facility for Teaching and Learning , by Jeffrey Lackney

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Community Learning Centers Redesigning schools to dramatically increase learning, by Dr. Wayne Jennings

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Radically Rethinking Education, Q&A with Prakash Nair, DESIGNER/builder magazine

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12 Design Principles Based on Brain-based Learning Research , By Jeffery A. Lackney, Ph.D.. Based on a workshop facilitated by Randall Fielding, AIA

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Schools — Good for Children?, by Prakash Nair

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The Great Learning Street Debate, by Prakash Nair, Fresh Perspectives, February 2005

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Media and Technology Charter High School, by Laura Wernick

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The L-Shaped Classroom: A Pattern for Promoting Learning, by Peter C. Lippman

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Seattle Public Schools: Progressive Educational Reform via Building Design Guidelines, by Dale Christopher Lang, PhD

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Building the Future: Lessons from Tasmania, by Prakash Nair. A version of this article was published in Education Week on February 4, 2004

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Design of Child Care Centers and Effects of Noise on Young Children, by Dr. Lorraine E. Maxwell & Dr. Gary W. Evans, Cornell University

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The Effects of Computer Workstation Design on Children’s Posture , by Lorraine E. Maxwell & Kathryn L. Laeser

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The Classroom as Global Media Center, by Prakash Nair. A version of this article was published by School Planning & Management Magazine in October 2003.

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“Fresh Perspectives: A Fusion of Eastern and Western Philosophies to Plan Tomorrow’s Schools”, by Prakash Nair, October 2004.

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Results of the 2004 DesignShare Awards Program Post-Occupancy Evaluation Program - Students and teachers tell us what they really think, by Jeffery A. Lackney, PhD, AIA

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Coming Soon: Open Spaces Workshop, by Jeffery A. Lackney, PhD, AIA

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Coming Soon: Awards 2004 Commentary, by Susan Wolff, Ed. D.

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Imperatives for Change in Higher Education: “Part 1: Planning the Future of the American Campus” and “Part 2: Responding to Change - Nine Cues for Campus Planners”, by Prakash Nair, January, 2003

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Innovative Pedagogy and School Facilities, by Elliot Washor

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Flexible School Facilities, by Frank Locker PhD, AIA, with Steven Olson AIA.

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Empowering Learning through Natural, Human, and Building Ecologies, by Robert Kobet, AIA

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Indoor Air Quality in Schools: The importance of Monitoring Carbon Dioxide Levels,, by David Sundersingh and David W. Bearg, PE

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But Are They Learning? - School Buildings: The Important Unasked Questions, , by Prakash Nair, May 2002

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Ed. Spec. (Educational Specifications) Forum - School board members, architects and planners debate the value of educational specifications. By Randall Fielding, AIA, Editor. Originated June 2002, new material added 03/20/2003

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The Education Environment Program: Re-Thinking the Ed Spec, by David E. Anstrand, RA, REFP, & Edward E. Kirkbride, NCARB, REFP

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Freedom & Creativity - A story of learning, Democracy and the design of schools, , by Bruce A. Jilk, January, 2002.

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Design Features for Project-Based Learning, by Susan J. Wolff, Ed.D., February 2002.

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Designing a High School for Collaborative, Project-based LearningHarbor City International School, by Randall Fielding, June 2002

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A Perception of Architecture and Urbanism - An Approach to Education in the Popular Classes, by Mariza Weber Alves, October 2002

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Educational Specifications Forum: A controversial exploration of the role of Ed Specs, by Randall Fielding, June 2002

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Personalized Learning in a Global Context What the Committee on Architecture for Education Learned at MIT, by Randall Fielding, June 2002.

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The Role of Wireless Computing Technology in the Design of Schools, by Prakash Nair, October 2002.

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Dollars and Sense: The Cost Effectiveness of Small Schools, review by Randy Fielding. Published by Knowledge Works Foundation, 2002

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School Safety: Problem or Goal , by Prakash Nair, 2001

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“The Student Laptop Computer in Classrooms: Not Just a Tool”, by Prakash Nair, 2001.

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Innovative Learning Environments: AIA Amsterdam Conference Summary and Highlights, November 2001

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AIA Amsterdam Conference Forum: An Interactive Forum on Innovative Alternatives in Learning Environments, November, 2001

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Innovation and Standarization in School Building: A Proposal for the National Code in Italy. By Giuseppe Ridolfi, D.d.R, A.N.A.member, October 2001

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What Art Educators Can Learn from Reggio Emilia, by Patricia Tarr, October 2001

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City of Learning: UIA/UNESCO 15th Annual Conference: “Learning in Public Spaces”, by Randall Fielding, AIA. Porto, Portugal, September 2001

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55 Exemplary Educational Facilities from 21 countries - Published by The Organization for Economic Co-operation & Development, 2001. Book Review by Randall Fielding, AIA

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Loving Children: A Design Problem, by David Orr, Professor and Chair of the Environmental Studies Program at Oberlin College. This article was first published in Designer Builder, October 2000

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Education Through Technology Integration: A Template for School Design, by Prakash Nair, June 23, 2000. Presentation given as part of the “How Will We Design School Buildings for the 21st Century?” Conference

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“Schools for the 21st Century: Are You Ready?”, by Prakash Nair, July, 2000.

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Lighting The Learning Environment, by Randall Fielding, June, 2000

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Awarding Innovative Educational Design: The School Construction News’ Design Share Awards 2000 Program Introduction and Commentary, by Jeffery A. Lackney Ph.D., September, 2000

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