Victorian projects beginning 2006
In Australia, the Victorian Governments Building Futures funding initiative has spawned a number of projects with Fielding Nair International involvement as Planning and Design Consultant. There has been growing recognition in Victoria that school stock built in the 1950s and 60s has exceeded its useful life and that reinvestment in school buildings must contribute to a marked improvement in student learning. Altogether, FNi is participating on 8 separate primary and secondary schools projects in three communities: Broadmeadows, Bendigo and Geelong. In this capacity, FNI is providing visioning and educational planning, developing concept designs and design effectiveness evaluations, and teacher professional development services. FNI has also begun work with several other Victorian communities on the Building Futures program.