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Fielding International is a global leader in architectural design for schools and educational consulting services. With an interdisciplinary team of architects, planners, designers, and educators, we bring a unique, holistic approach to every project. For over two decades, we've been at the forefront of innovative school design, working with international and private schools, public schools, school districts, and governments at all levels in over 50 countries.

We partner with educational leaders and other architects to plan and design learner-centered, flexible learning spaces for Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary, and University education settings. Our designs, enriched by the diverse expertise of our team, foster student agency, nurture social and emotional well-being, and enhance learning. We're committed to preparing students for a rapidly evolving world and redefining the future of education alongside the communities we serve.

We exist to make the world better by improving environments for learning.”

In addition to our architectural expertise, Fielding International provides comprehensive educational consulting services. We understand that each school has unique needs and challenges. Our team of experienced educators and learning designers, using a design-thinking approach, work closely with school leaders and their school communities to develop strategies that enhance teaching and learning. We provide guidance on curriculum development, instructional practices, and the integration of technology. Our focus is always on creating an environment that supports student-centered learning.

Based in four U.S. studios, and a presence in Singapore, our highly integrated team of architects, educators, designers, and planners is unified in our mission to make the world better by improving environments for learning.


Fielding International was established in 2003 with a focus on designing learner-centered schools around the world. As we grew, we recognized the need to offer more than just physical design to truly help schools realize their visions. This led us to expand our services to include educational consulting, providing comprehensive support to schools as they evolve their educational programs.

As our practice matured, Design Patterns became central to our school design philosophy. In 2005, we published the book, The Language of School Design: Design Patterns for 21st Century Schools, to share these ideas. Widely referenced in the academic community, this work has become the seminal textbook on innovative school design.

In 2019, we underwent a significant transformation, reorganizing our leadership team to better reflect our values of collaboration and partnership. This pivotal change, marked by our name change from Fielding Nair International to Fielding International, has allowed us to further enhance our commitment to holistic educational solutions. We built a stronger interdisciplinary team and expanded our role in collaborative projects, working alongside other school architects and consultants to form teams that provide a multiplying effect, where the sum is greater than the parts. This evolution has enabled us to better serve our partners in education and continue to redefine the future of learning.

Building on this momentum and our expansive global experience—collaborating with hundreds of schools across 50+ countries—led us to continuously learn and improve as a company. This journey also meant refining and expanding our Design Patterns. In recognition of our commitment to sharing knowledge, we launched SchoolPatterns.com in 2021, opening up our design insights to the world.

In 2023, Fielding International proudly became a Certified B Corporation™, the first school design company to achieve this distinction. This certification signifies our commitment to a higher standard of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. As a B Corp, we are committed to using our business as a platform for positive change. We believe that our work has the power to be a force for good, and we are excited to be part of a movement that is redefining success in business. When partnering with Fielding International, you can be assured that you are working with a company dedicated to making a difference in the world.

As we look to the future, Fielding International remains committed to learning, growing, and pushing the boundaries of what's possible in educational design. Our interdisciplinary team and holistic approach are the cornerstones of our work. We will continue to work in close partnership with schools, architects, and other stakeholders, always striving to design schools where learners thrive.

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