Transform your learning space with expert design consultations
Follow in the footsteps of Acton Academy and Black Girls Code
Danish Kurani is a globally known architect who has dedicated his career to designing spaces that improve lives. His designs have been recognized by a wide range of organizations including the OECD, World Economic Forum, and US government.
Danish’s expertise in designing learning environments has made him a sought-after consultant for Fortune 100 companies and governments. He has created spaces for Google and Khan Academy, and has taught design at some of the world’s most prestigious universities, including Harvard and Stanford.
Recently, Fast Company named Danish one of the most innovative architects in the world.
Meet with Danish Kurani and get help with
•. engaging stakeholders
•. floor plans layouts
•. styles of learning spaces
•. meeting student needs
•. furniture selection and layout
•. technology and tools
•. storage, lighting, graphics
•. designing around pedagogy
Trusted by leaders like you
★★★★★ 4.9 (25)
Aditi G. – Code Next
We were so lucky to have you as our guide! With Danish, my team got a masterclass in the power of intentional design and how space can transform mindsets, experiences, emotions and learning. We are so lucky that Danish joined us from day 1.
Natalie F. – NYC Department of Education
Danish helped us envision how the built environment can be an integral part of culturally relevant, student-centered school design.
Micky W. – Dent Education
I love how Danish maximized our space to get the most flexibility, openness, and utility out of our limited amount of space. Danish is extremely intentional, and I have no doubt you’ll love the space that’s created with him!
Russell P. – Wodonga Middle Years College
Danish pushed our thinking on urban education. Working with him to conceptualize our new campus gave us a clear picture of how to achieve our goal of increased community involvement and interdisciplinary learning.
How does a 1:1 session work?
Design sessions take place on Google Meet video calls. Prior to the scheduled session, you will receive a link via email to join the video call where you will be met by Danish Kurani. From there, you’ll be able to show your project (via screen-share or over video), ask questions and get feedback/advice. There is not a set structure for how you utilize your time; sessions are meant to be collaborative and tailored to your needs.
How much can we accomplish in a virtual session?
Generally speaking, most of our customers have been delighted at much they achieved during their live 1:1 design session. We have dozens of five-star reviews and a high percentage of our customers rebook for more sessions because their experience exceeded their expectations.
How do I prepare for my session?
Preparation can be as minimal or thorough as a customer feels is necessary to accomplish their goals from the session. Generally, we suggest putting together a simple list of questions and topics to discuss, and having any photos or floor plans handy in case you want to talk through those.
Can I book with Danish more than once?
Yes. In fact, many of our customers book on a regular basis. There are no limits.
Do you support international customers?
Yes! People from all over the world book sessions with Danish. All session times are displayed in your local time zone, so even if you live in a different state or country, the times are always shown in the timezone you are visiting the site from.
What are your terms?
Updated April 23, 2023
Thanks for choosing Kurani (“Kurani,” “we,” “us,” “our”). By using any Kurani services, including all associated features and functionalities, websites and interfaces, as well as all content and design associated with our services (collectively, the “Kurani Service” or “Service”), or accessing any design, research, or other content or material that is made available through the service, you are entering into a binding contract with Kurani LLC.
This Agreement will be governed by the law of the state of Georgia, excluding that jurisdiction’s choice of law rules.
This Agreement represents the entire and integrated agreement between you and Kurani and supersedes all prior negotiations, representations or agreements, either written or oral. This Agreement may be amended only by written instrument signed by both you and Kurani. This Agreement is entered into as of the day and year written above.
You acknowledge that you have read and understood all provisions and terms and conditions, accept the entire Agreement, and agree to be bound by the Agreement. If you don’t agree with (or cannot comply with) the Agreement, then you may not use Kurani services.
Severability, waiver, and interpretation
The invalidity of any provision of the Agreement will not invalidate the Agreement or its remaining provisions. If it is determined that any provision of the Agreement violates any law, or is otherwise invalid or unenforceable, then that provision will be revised to the extent necessary to make that provision legal and enforceable. In such case the Agreement will be construed, to the fullest extent permitted by law, to give effect to the parties’ intentions and purposes in executing the Agreement.
Any failure by Kurani or any consultant or third party acting on behalf of Kurani to enforce the Agreements or any provision thereof shall not waive Kurani’s or the applicable party’s right to do so.
As used in these Terms, the words “include” and “including,” and variations thereof, will be deemed to be followed by the words “without limitation.”
You agree to indemnify and hold Kurani harmless from and against all claims, damages, losses, and expenses of any kind (including reasonable attorney fees and costs) arising out of or related to: (1) your breach of the Agreements or any one of them; (2) any activity in which you engage in connection with or arising out of the Kurani Service; and (3) your violation of any law or the rights of a third party, including but not limited to your negligence.
You waive all rights and remedies against Kurani, our agents, consultants, and any third party involved in the Project on Kurani’s behalf for any claims or damages arising out of the design or construction of the Project. You accept the project at your own risk. Past results are not an indication of future results or success.
Limitation of Role
Design Sessions are strictly consulting services and do not include facilitation, project management, construction administration or oversight, or the production of any designs or documents, which are solely the responsibility of the design and construction team you are working with.
You understand that Kurani is not serving as a designer or architect on your project, and therefore Kurani does not have any responsibility or liability for your project’s design, drawings, or construction. You understand that you and your design and construction team are solely responsible for the implementation of any of Kurani’s feedback, suggestions, or opinions.
Claims and Disputes
You and Kurani will commence all claims and causes of action against the other arising out of or related to this Agreement, whether in contract, tort, or otherwise, in accordance with the requirements of the method of binding dispute resolution selected in this Agreement and within the period specified by applicable law, but in any case not more than 5 years after the date of Substantial Completion of the construction Construction. You and Kurani waive all claims and causes of action not commenced in accordance with this Article. To the extent damages are covered by property insurance, you and Kurani waive all rights against each other and against the contractors, consultants, agents and employees of the other for damages, except such rights as they may have to the proceeds of such insurance as set forth in the Contract for Construction. You or Kurani, as appropriate, will require of the contractors, consultants, agents and employees of any of them similar waivers in favor of the other parties enumerated herein. Kurani and you waive consequential damages for claims, disputes or other matters in question arising out of or relating to this Agreement. This mutual waiver is applicable, without limitation, to all consequential damages due to either party’s termination of this Agreement, except as specifically provided in this Agreement.
Any claim, dispute or other matter in question arising out of or related to this Agreement will be subject to mediation as a condition precedent to binding dispute resolution. If such matter relates to or is the subject of a lien arising out of Kurani’s services, Kurani may proceed in accordance with applicable law to comply with the lien notice or filing deadlines prior to resolution of the matter by mediation. You and Kurani will endeavor to resolve claims, disputes and other matters in question between them by mediation which, unless the parties mutually agree otherwise, will be administered by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its Construction Industry Mediation Procedures then in effect. A request for mediation will be made in writing, delivered to the other party to the Agreement, and filed with the person or entity administering the mediation. The request may be made concurrently with the filing of a complaint or other appropriate demand for binding dispute resolution but, in such event, mediation will proceed in advance of binding dispute resolution proceedings, which will be stayed pending mediation for a period of sixty (60) days from the date of filing, unless stayed for a longer period by agreement of the parties or court order. The parties will share the mediator’s fee and any filing fees equally. The mediation will be held in the place where the Project is located, unless another location is mutually agreed upon. Agreements reached in mediation will be enforceable as settlement agreements in any court having jurisdiction thereof. If the parties do not resolve a dispute through mediation pursuant to this Article, the method of binding dispute resolution will be the following: Litigation. Litigation will be held in Fayette County in the state of Georgia, unless another location is mutually agreed upon. If you are responsible for a breach of contract resulting in litigation or any legal action, you are responsible for paying the legal and court fees incurred by Kurani to achieve resolution.
Limitation of Liability
To the fullest extent permitted by law, and notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, the total liability, in the aggregate, of Kurani and Kurani’s officers, directors, partners, employees, and subcontractors, and any of them, to you and anyone claiming by or through you, for any and all claims, losses, costs or damages, including attorneys’ fees and costs and expert-witness fees and costs of any nature whatsoever or claims expenses resulting from or in any way related to the Agreement from any cause or causes will not exceed an amount equal to one quarter of the total compensation received by Kurani under this Agreement, or $1,000, or the amount remaining of the policy year Aggregate Limit of Liability, whichever is least. It is intended that this limitation apply to any and all liability or cause of action however alleged or arising, unless otherwise prohibited by law. You further agree, to the fullest extent permitted by law, to limit the liability of Kurani and Kurani’s officers, directors, partners, employees, and Kurani’s subcontractors to all developers, real estate agents, project managers, architects, designers, engineers, consultants, construction contractors and subcontractors on the Project for any and all claims, losses, costs, damages of any nature whatsoever or claims expenses from any cause or causes, including attorneys’ fees and costs and expert witness fees and costs, so that the total aggregate liability of Kurani and Kurani’s subcontractors as set forth above will not exceed an amount equal to one quarter of the total compensation received by Kurani under this Agreement, or $1,000, or the amount remaining of the policy year Aggregate Limit of Liability, whichever is least. It is intended that this limitation apply to any and all liability or cause of action however alleged or arising unless otherwise prohibited by law. You agree to notify any contractor or subcontractor who may perform work in connection with any instrument of service prepared by Kurani of the Limitation of Liability in the Agreement, and you agree to require as a condition to performing any work a like Limitation of Liability of Kurani. In the event you fail to obtain a like Limitation of Liability, you agree to indemnify Kurani for any excess liability to any third person.
Neither the professional activities of Kurani, nor the presence of Kurani or its employees and consultants at a construction/Project site, will impose any duty on Kurani, nor relieve the Builder of its obligations, duties and responsibilities including, but not limited to, construction means, methods, sequence, techniques or procedures necessary for performing, superintending and coordinating the Construction in accordance with the Contract Documents and any health or safety precautions required by any regulatory agencies. Kurani and its personnel have no authority to exercise any control over any construction contractor or its employees in connection with their work or any health or safety programs or procedures. You agree that the Builder will be solely responsible for jobsite and worker safety and warrants that this intent will be carried out in your contract with the Builder. You also agree that the Builder will defend and indemnify you, Kurani, and Kurani’s consultants. You also agree that you, Kurani, and Kurani’s consultants will be made additional insureds under the Builder’s policies of general liability insurance.
Kurani will not be required to execute any documents subsequent to the signing of this Agreement that in any way might, in the sole judgment of Kurani, increase Kurani’s risk or the availability or cost of its professional or general liability insurance. Kurani will not be required to sign any documents, no matter by whom requested, that would result in Kurani’s having to certify, guarantee, or warrant the existence of conditions whose existence Kurani cannot ascertain. You also agree not to make resolution of any dispute with Kurani or payment of any amount due to Kurani in any way contingent upon Kurani’s signing any such certification.
Kurani’s commitments as set forth in this Agreement are based on the expectation that all of the services described in this Agreement will be provided. In the event you later elect to reduce Kurani’s scope of services, you hereby agree to release, hold harmless, defend and indemnify Kurani from any and all claims, damages, losses or costs associated with or arising out of such reduction in services.
You understand and agree that state-of-the-art or innovative products, technologies or methods may be used on the Project and that these lack a proven history of successful application and performance. You acknowledge that these technologies are being incorporated into the Project to accomplish recognized objectives and, due to their unproven and innovative nature, there is a significant possibility that those objectives may not be realized and may result in undesirable consequences. Kurani will conduct a reasonable level of investigation and analysis, and this is the limitation of Kurani’s obligation for the performance of these technologies. You have weighed the relative risks and rewards and accepts the risk of incorporating the innovation(s) into the project. From time to time, Kurani may request you to consider and decide upon the use of experimental products. Kurani will use reasonable efforts to provide you with information upon which to make such decisions.
You understand and agree that products or building materials that are permissible under current building codes and ordinances may, at some future date, be banned or limited in use in the construction industry because of presently unknown hazardous and/or defective characteristics. Kurani is only expected to meet current industry standards and may rely on manufacturers’ information and representations. You agree that if any product or material specified for this Project by Kurani will, at any future date be suspected or discovered to be defective or a health or safety hazard, then you will waive all claims as a result thereof against Kurani. To the extent Kurani collects product manufacturer materials disclosing product contents, you acknowledge that it is not relying upon Kurani for any analysis of materials composition or the human or environmental health impacts of specific material selections. If you require such analysis, any assessments or evaluations of this kind will be conducted by a toxicologist or other trained professionals retained by you. Kurani will be entitled to rely on information furnished by manufacturers and material suppliers. In addition, you may direct the use of new and untested products, materials and/or technologies. You assume all risk for the foregoing and releases Kurani from any claims arising out of or relating to the foregoing. You further agree that if you direct Kurani to specify any product or material after Kurani has informed you that such product or material may not be suitable or may embody characteristics that are suspected of causing or may cause the product or material to be considered a hazardous substance in the future, you waive all claims as a result thereof against Kurani, and you agree, to the fullest extent permitted by law, to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Consultant from any damages, liabilities or costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and defense costs, arising in any way from the specification or use of any products or materials which, at any future date, are deemed unsuitable for the Project or become known or suspected health or safety hazards.