Randy champions FNI’s mission to transform learning by serving as a thought leader, learning collaborator, and design mentor. His experience extends from early childhood education to the university level and across 48 countries. The common thread throughout his work is the priority of learners, their relationships and needs in school facility design. Learning, not buildings, come first in FNI’s architecture.
Randy has received more than a dozen design awards, including the top two International awards in school planning and design: Planner of the Year and the MacConnell Award from the International Association for Learning Environments. Randy’s work is grounded in research, which he has shared globally as the founder of designshare.com and the co-author of The Language of School Design: Design Patterns for 21st Century Learning, now in its third edition.
Randy uses design patterns as a tool for evaluating existing and proposed facilities, and as a launching point for developing customized solutions for each individual community, campus, school or district that he works with. In addition to serving as a lead design architect, teamwork underpins all of Randy’s work, which takes him around the world to collaborate with public and private institutions, educators, developers, and local architects.