Stantec Design Quarterly Issue 08

December 19, 2019

Thoughts, trends, and innovation from the Stantec Buildings group

The Stantec Design Quarterly tells stories that showcase thoughtful, forward-looking approaches to design that build community 

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IN ISSUE 08: WELLNESS & ACTIVE LIFESTYLES

The built environment influences our wellness. In fact, it wasn’t so long ago that buildings themselves were considered significant barriers to wellness. Sick building syndrome (SBS) emerged a catch-all term for the effects of volatile chemicals, poor ventilation, and other conditions of post-war structures on building occupants. Being inside was making people ill. The design industry responded with the creation of new benchmarks around practices that promote well-being. Today, that evolution continues, addressing a rising hunger for wellness amenities. In this issue, we look at the way that demand and an elevated consciousness about the role design can play in wellness influences our work from healthcare to workplace.

Read Design Quarterly | ISSUE 07: ADAPTING TO CHANGE 

Read Design Quarterly | ISSUE 06: DESTINATION ZERO

Read Design Quarterly | ISSUE 05: SMART AND LIVABLE CITIES

Read Design Quarterly | ISSUE 04: INTERSECTIONS

Read Design Quarterly | ISSUE 03: TECHNOLOGY DRIVING CHANGE

Read Design Quarterly | ISSUE 02: CULTURE BY DESIGN

Read Design Quarterly | ISSUE 01: THE SUSTAINABLE CITY

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