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  • Issue 04 | Intersections

    Issue 04 | Intersections

    When the silos break down, connections between people and place grow.

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  • HoloLens on? Check. Ready for blast off. Destination: great design.

    HoloLens on? Check. Ready for blast off. Destination: great design.

    How an augmented reality spacewalk on the rocky surface of Mars marked the start of an opportunity that helps our designers better understand our clients’ needs

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  • Webinar 2: Bitumen Beyond Combustion Series – Carbon Fibres and Uses

    Webinar 2: Bitumen Beyond Combustion Series – Carbon Fibres and Uses

    Thursday, November 29, 2018 to 10 am to 11 am MST. Join Alberta Innovates, Stantec, and COSIA for the second live webinar in a series on the untapped potential of Alberta’s oil sands.

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  • Join our Stantec mining experts at the AEMA Annual Meeting and Exposition

    Join our Stantec mining experts at the AEMA Annual Meeting and Exposition

    Our experts present on mine planning and permitting to close from the beginning at the American Exploration & Mining Association’s annual conference

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  • A new twist for iconic brands

    A new twist for iconic brands

    Adapting hotel brand standards to reflect local culture and stand out in the South Florida marketplace

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  • Microtransit series (Part 3): How tech can help transit unlock microtransit's opportunities

    Microtransit series (Part 3): How tech can help transit unlock microtransit's opportunities

    Technology in transit is no longer a nice-to-have…it’s a must-have

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  • 5 reasons to cheer high-rise development—when it’s done right

    5 reasons to cheer high-rise development—when it’s done right

    Reduced traffic, better commutes, improved streetscapes, and more positive impacts that might turn a NIMBY into a YIMBY

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  • SITC Week 2018: Pacific Region Recap

    SITC Week 2018: Pacific Region Recap

    Pacific Region SITC Recap

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  • From the Design Quarterly: What happens when hospitals move out?

    From the Design Quarterly: What happens when hospitals move out?

    What can our experience designing urban places tell us about planning for the next chapter of healthcare building reuse?

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  • Does your land development project maximize environmental assets?

    Does your land development project maximize environmental assets?

    There is a value proposition to retaining environmental features for developers and home buyers—and it’s changed in the last 20 years

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  • Biophilic design: What is it? Why it matters? And how do we use it?

    Biophilic design: What is it? Why it matters? And how do we use it?

    5 tips to infuse natural elements into the built environment—from plants to pictures

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  • 4 advantages of adding retail to the healthcare experience

    4 advantages of adding retail to the healthcare experience

    Retail is changing the perception of going to the hospital—and provides benefits to patients, families, visitors, staff, and the client

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  • Infrastructure: The most important conversation you’re not having

    Infrastructure: The most important conversation you’re not having

    The critical work of upgrading our decaying infrastructure has been put on the back burner—that must change

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  • Climate change vs. existing buildings: 8 steps toward energy efficiency

    Climate change vs. existing buildings: 8 steps toward energy efficiency

    There’s a great business case for new green developments, but let’s not forget about investing to upgrade older buildings

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  • The joy and pain of designing childbirth spaces—creating an experience-adaptable room

    The joy and pain of designing childbirth spaces—creating an experience-adaptable room

    Healthcare planners need to focus on creating a uniquely special patient experience for new families

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  • Presenting Design Quarterly 04: Intersections

    Presenting Design Quarterly 04: Intersections

    When the silos break down, connections between people and place grow

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  • A collaborative planning process helps chart a new course in Charlotte, North Carolina

    A collaborative planning process helps chart a new course in Charlotte, North Carolina

    The community-driven South End Vision Plan will help transform the area into a cohesive, dynamic, urban transit-oriented neighborhood

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  • Do you know where your recyclables are? Probably not

    Do you know where your recyclables are? Probably not

    Industry, engineers, and builders partner to invigorate sagging global market for recyclables

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  • Driving economically robust downtowns from buildings that are already there

    Driving economically robust downtowns from buildings that are already there

    Using innovative tools to convert old commercial space and create the environment needed for new office towers

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  • [With Video] Is a paperless project possible? New technologies bring new possibilities

    [With Video] Is a paperless project possible? New technologies bring new possibilities

    From drones to virtual reality, today’s technology is changing the design industry—one benefit is we’re reducing paper and waste

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  • How the right-sizing of hybrid operating rooms helps hospitals, surgeons, and patients

    How the right-sizing of hybrid operating rooms helps hospitals, surgeons, and patients

    Advancing technology is moving OR imaging equipment from fixed and cumbersome to smaller and mobile

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  • Designing healthcare spaces for kids: Infusing a sense of exploration and curiosity

    Designing healthcare spaces for kids: Infusing a sense of exploration and curiosity

    It’s possible to maintain a youthful sense of whimsy while staying realistic and on-budget for your project

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  • The science of wayfinding—a formula to increase transit ridership

    The science of wayfinding—a formula to increase transit ridership

    Academic research shows how good wayfinding at transit stops can help increase overall ridership and user experience

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