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DesignShare Educational Facility Planning News 
April 20, 2005

DesignShare/SCN 2005 Awards Program:
Registration Extended to April 26

Design Awards 2005The world’s most widely recognized program of its kind, creating public awareness of innovative schools, and generating widespread recognition for the architects. Reach more clients now -- register your best projects in the 2005 Awards Program. Details and online registration:
Questions? Contact Karl Jones:
612-929-3520 :

Awards Program registration bonus:
Registrants receive a free copy of
The Language of School Design, the upcoming new book by Prakash Nair and Randall Fielding, for each project registered. (Applies to all registrants, including those already registered.)

In this Issue
1. Awards 2005 Extended Registration
2. DesignShare World Forum
3. Fresh Perspectives by Prakash Nair
4. Getting REAL: interview with John Sole
5. Sponsors:
- C/S Group
- Fielding/Nair International
6. Become a Sponsor

"DesignShare is a critical resource for any development team seeking to make a difference in their students future learning environment. We have received a tremendous volume of inquiries by school boards from across the nation after winning a coveted DesignShare award. We are grateful to the DesignShare team for allowing others to learn from our design experience while undertaking a similar process."
- Josef Fradkin, Director of Development
Chabad Hebrew Academy

DesignShare World Forum: Barcelona, June 2005
DesignShare World ForumThe DesignShare World Forum in Barcelona from June 23rd to June 25th 2005 will examine many emerging ideas that will shape the future of global education and the architecture that gives it expression. Set in the beautiful city of Barcelona, Spain, the Forum expects participants from the U.S., Canada, UK, Netherlands, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, Germany, Austria, Italy, France and many other countries. Space is still available, but limited, so reserve now for this special opportunity to work hands-on with the world’s leading experts on school planning and design. . .and bring the family!
More Information at:

Fresh Perspectives, April 2005:
Radically Rethinking Education
Reece This interview with Prakash Nair originally appeared in DESIGNER/builder magazine. Always the provocateur, Nair challenges us to radically rethink our understanding of schools and education.
Read "Radically Rethinking Education"

Getting REAL: an interview with John Sole,
Project-based Service Learning Master Teacher
John Soleby Jeffrey A. Lackney
In this insightful interview, John Sole discusses the benefits of Project-Based Service Learning. He articulates the concepts behind this powerful teaching methodology, and
explains why architects should be interested in project-based learning.
Read "Getting REAL"

This Newsletter is Sponsored by:

The C/S Group
C/S Group Construction Specialties, Inc. (C/S GROUP) is committed to design innovation and the improvement of educational environments. C/S manufactures impact-resistant wall covering and wall protection products, entrance-flooring systems, expansion joint covers and daylight management products for schools. With more than 70 registered patents, C/S is skilled in listening to architects and developing innovative new products to meet their projects’ specific requirements. A complete Design Manual is available at (888) 621-3344. You may also download product drawings directly from the C/S Web site at:

Fielding Nair International
Randy Fielding Prakash Nair
FNI Principals Randall Fielding and Prakash Nair are among the world's leading school planning and design consultants. They have completed $10 billion worth of school work, won nine international awards including the prestigious CEFPI MacConnell Award in 2003, and consulted in 19 states and 13 countries on five continents. Complete listings of the firm's latest projects, publications, clients and services offered are available at their web site at

Become a Sponsor
If you want to get word out to the school planning and design community, there is no better venue to do that than DesignShare, the # 1 address worldwide for school facilities. Today, DesignShare gets more than 640,000 hits and 60,000 visits each month. Traffic and membership continue to grow. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Randall Fielding:

DesignShare: the International Forum for Innovative Schools
Randall Fielding, AIA, founder and editorial director

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