Architecture & Interior Design

Stantec experts share their knowledge on the trends, innovations, and challenges shaping architecture and interior design today.

  • From the Design Quarterly: 7 ways to shift our thinking about urban resilience

    From the Design Quarterly: 7 ways to shift our thinking about urban resilience

    Houston architect Laura Sachtleben says that Hurricane Harvey provided an opportunity to think differently about preparation and resilience

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  • Design Quarterly Issue 07 | Adapting to Change

    Design Quarterly Issue 07 | Adapting to Change

    The rapid pace of change and how it’s influencing innovative design and engineering solutions from Sacramento to Perth.

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  • From the Design Quarterly: House calls of the future

    From the Design Quarterly: House calls of the future

    Soon, our living rooms will host virtual doctor’s exams

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  • Healthcare as a workplace (Part 1): 5 ways workplace strategy can impact healthcare design

    Healthcare as a workplace (Part 1): 5 ways workplace strategy can impact healthcare design

    Healthcare organizations need to consider branding, space usage, and engagement to remain relevant and competitive

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Digitally modeling cost-effective sustainable solutions

    From the Design Quarterly: Digitally modeling cost-effective sustainable solutions

    Using the latest in digital tools, designers and engineers can achieve sustainable building performance on a budget

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  • What can smart buildings do for the environment?

    What can smart buildings do for the environment?

    Sensors, data, and automation can serve a higher purpose, but only if we design them to

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  • From the Design Quarterly: 8 ways to design for density and live where the action is

    From the Design Quarterly: 8 ways to design for density and live where the action is

    Cities that have higher density are inherently more sustainable—and they are generally more livable, too

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  • Designing with non-toxic materials, an interactive guide

    Designing with non-toxic materials, an interactive guide

    Click around this interactive guide to choosing healthy materials for interior spaces.

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  • Taking data to new heights: Stantec Tower’s crane camera project

    Taking data to new heights: Stantec Tower’s crane camera project

    The world’s longest crane camera project to date working on the tallest Canadian building outside Toronto—but it’s only a stepping stone to what’s next for the industry

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Teaching nature via outdoor spaces and sustainable design

    From the Design Quarterly: Teaching nature via outdoor spaces and sustainable design

    Whether it’s an outdoor learning center or using the school building as a teaching tool, educators are embracing sustainable design in their curriculum

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  • Building pride and community through high school athletics facility design

    Building pride and community through high school athletics facility design

    A new athletic facility can inspire students and deliver a sense of belonging

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Retrofitting today’s buildings for a sustainable future

    From the Design Quarterly: Retrofitting today’s buildings for a sustainable future

    Most existing buildings will still be in use 50 years from now. Retrofitting for sustainability is critical to a low-carbon future.

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  • Published in Metro Magazine: Retrofitting garages for zero-emissions buses

    Published in Metro Magazine: Retrofitting garages for zero-emissions buses

    North American communities are switching to electric buses; here are 8 factors to consider when retrofitting bus facilities for more sustainable transit options

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  • Thinking outside the “austere” box: Reimagining government facility design

    Thinking outside the “austere” box: Reimagining government facility design

    Government agencies are breaking tradition amidst tightening purse strings and competitive labor markets to lead the way with sustainable and engaging design

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Are net zero energy and net zero carbon buildings a must-have?

    From the Design Quarterly: Are net zero energy and net zero carbon buildings a must-have?

    The approaches, markets, and tools for sustainability are evolving—and net zero is an attainable goal

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  • Presenting Stantec Design Quarterly 07: Adapting to change

    Presenting Stantec Design Quarterly 07: Adapting to change

    Creating lasting design in a dynamic and unpredictable world

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  • City planners and healthcare providers need to talk about their common goals

    City planners and healthcare providers need to talk about their common goals

    How can healthcare providers and civic leaders coordinate community health goals, providing effective wellness while reducing healthcare costs?

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  • Weaving mental healthcare spaces into the neighborhood

    Weaving mental healthcare spaces into the neighborhood

    Design can help increase mental healthcare access for city dwellers

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  • Why the most effective school designs go beyond safety and security

    Why the most effective school designs go beyond safety and security

    Educational facilities need more than a secure design—they need a productive and inspiring learning environment for all students

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Cities as innovation centers

    From the Design Quarterly: Cities as innovation centers

    With tech hubs and innovation districts, research universities have the keys to unlocking reinvigorated cities

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