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  • Issue 03 | Technology Driving Change

    Issue 03 | Technology Driving Change

    How technology is changing the way we communicate and think about design

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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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  • Healthy light: How to design tunable or dynamic lighting to benefit patients and staff

    Healthy light: How to design tunable or dynamic lighting to benefit patients and staff

    In medical facilities, balanced lighting choices can stimulate the circadian system while providing illumination for round-the-clock care

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  • What is a smart city? And how to avoid getting the ‘Betamax version’

    What is a smart city? And how to avoid getting the ‘Betamax version’

    When planning for ‘smart cities’ the most important consideration is how new technologies can serve people

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Embracing new technology to improve design

    From the Design Quarterly: Embracing new technology to improve design

    Parametric design, virtual reality, and integrated 3D are changing the approach to design—and it’s resulting in better buildings

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  • Meet us at IDA in San Antonio!

    Meet us at IDA in San Antonio!

    Meet us at IDA in San Antonio to see how Stantec's Urban Places group helps downtowns across North America enhance their livability, equity, and resilience.

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  • 7 principles to create a get-well plan for healthcare

    7 principles to create a get-well plan for healthcare

    If stakeholders in healthcare institutions can achieve greater harmony, our designs will have greater resonance with their mission

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  • 4 emerging trends in urban planning

    4 emerging trends in urban planning

    General Manager of Urban Planning & Environmental Services Tom Young moved to New Zealand from Canada and talks about common emerging trends in urban planning

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  • Microtransit series (Part 2): Key considerations when integrating on-demand service

    Microtransit series (Part 2): Key considerations when integrating on-demand service

    Before looking at private partners, take a hard look at current operations, fixed-service routes, and stakeholder communication

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  • 2018 Joseph Ellam President's Award presented to Oroville Dam Spillway Incident team member

    2018 Joseph Ellam President's Award presented to Oroville Dam Spillway Incident team member

    Peter Dickson, Stantec geotechnical practice leader, served on the 2018 Joseph Ellam President’s award-winning Independent Forensic Team Report - Oroville Dam Spillway Incident

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  • Planning for disasters: 3 ways science can help deliver drinking water after an earthquake

    Planning for disasters: 3 ways science can help deliver drinking water after an earthquake

    As we approach International Day for Disaster Reduction, a resilience study for Wellington, New Zealand, shows the value of planning

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  • Are you too busy for BIM?

    Are you too busy for BIM?

    Why you should implement BIM into all your design efforts

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Digitally illuminating a city’s utilization

    From the Design Quarterly: Digitally illuminating a city’s utilization

    Data visualization helps cities choose the right path to revitalization of retail and creation of pedestrian-friendly zones

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  • Roundtable: Imagining a day without water—with planning, it’s something we can avoid

    Roundtable: Imagining a day without water—with planning, it’s something we can avoid

    Four experts consider our critical relationship with water and the role we can play in protecting this precious resource

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  • Homelike environments in eldercare deliver a comfortable ‘stealth health’

    Homelike environments in eldercare deliver a comfortable ‘stealth health’

    How social-driven design is replacing—and improving upon—the medical model for eldercare facilities

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  • Fierce and fashionable: Designers turn commercial interiors materials into wearable art

    Fierce and fashionable: Designers turn commercial interiors materials into wearable art

    Stantec Sacramento interior designer walks the runway in dress crafted from carpet, window shades, and upholstery—for a good cause

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  • Corporate workplace design: 8 interiors trends to watch

    Corporate workplace design: 8 interiors trends to watch

    NeoCon 2018 revealed a softer focus, including organic shapes, smoky glass, integrated accessories, and Scandinavian partnerships

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  • The charms and challenges of working on Mackinac Island include winter and water

    The charms and challenges of working on Mackinac Island include winter and water

    The historic Grand Hotel is a warm-weather destination, unless you’re part of the design team—then it’s snowmobiles, ice, and winter weather

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  • Artificial Intelligence: One answer to reducing greenhouse gases at industrial facilities

    Artificial Intelligence: One answer to reducing greenhouse gases at industrial facilities

    Data collection and analyzation can lead to cleaner, more efficient energy—a must in the coming decades

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Bringing an urban campus together for the better

    From the Design Quarterly: Bringing an urban campus together for the better

    From the client's perspective: How the new Cleveland Institute of Art reinvigorates a school, its staff, and a neighborhood

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