Civic & Cultural

Stantec experts share their knowledge on the trends, innovations, and challenges— tomorrow’s airports, Net Zero government buildings, 24-7 entertainment zones, and more—shaping civic and cultural design.

  • How emerging technology will make for safer, more efficient air travel

    How emerging technology will make for safer, more efficient air travel

    A touch-free and more hygienic passenger journey appeals more now than ever before. Good design will ensure the health benefits are maximized and resilient

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  • Airport traffic collapse—crisis or opportunity? Rethinking the business of airports

    Airport traffic collapse—crisis or opportunity? Rethinking the business of airports

    COVID-19 has provided a moment of truth for airports. Here’s why they should use the opportunity to focus on diversification and innovation.

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  • Healthy airports: What terminals will look like post-pandemic

    Healthy airports: What terminals will look like post-pandemic

    Hit hard by COVID-19, the aviation industry will need to find a new normal

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  • Keeping projects moving forward through virtual public engagement

    Keeping projects moving forward through virtual public engagement

    Proven ways to gather public input in a "shelter-in-place" world

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  • Published in Buildings: 5 Things to Consider Before Starting a Lighting Upgrade

    Published in Buildings: 5 Things to Consider Before Starting a Lighting Upgrade

    Lighting technologies are evolving constantly, and the changing market can make it difficult to know which new features could actually benefit your building and its occupants

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  • From the Design Quarterly: What does it mean to fly well?

    From the Design Quarterly: What does it mean to fly well?

    Airports are emerging as places where travelers can travel well

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  • Why start-to-finish construction management is imperative to a successful airport project

    Why start-to-finish construction management is imperative to a successful airport project

    Don’t underestimate the value of construction management during the planning phase of a project to reduce risk and increase success rates

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  • Stantec Design Quarterly Issue 08

    Stantec Design Quarterly Issue 08

    Wellness & active lifestyles

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  • From the Design Quarterly: 6 approaches to waterfront revitalization

    From the Design Quarterly: 6 approaches to waterfront revitalization

    How thoughtful decisions can drive the creation of livable urban places down by the water

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Five ways smart cities can change daily life in the public realm (for the better)

    Five ways smart cities can change daily life in the public realm (for the better)

    Better health, reduced energy consumption and improved security are just some of the possibilities, proponents say

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  • Let it rain: A holistic plan for water use and reuse in a sustainable building

    Let it rain: A holistic plan for water use and reuse in a sustainable building

    Denver Water’s new complex pushes the boundaries of sustainability with its innovative water efficiency

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  • [With Video] Envisioning the revitalized design of the Old Sacramento urban riverfront

    [With Video] Envisioning the revitalized design of the Old Sacramento urban riverfront

    Design competition inspires interdisciplinary team to craft a vision to transform an underutilized district into a vibrant community

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  • Published in Alaska Business Monthly: Top-flight priorities

    Published in Alaska Business Monthly: Top-flight priorities

    Creativity is crucial when designing and constructing runways in Alaska. Aviation engineer Johnathan Limb explains what’s involved.

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  • Webinar Recording: Walking (and cycling) in a Winter Wonderland: Takeaways from the Winter Cycling Congress

    Webinar Recording: Walking (and cycling) in a Winter Wonderland: Takeaways from the Winter Cycling Congress

    Learn how policy, design, and infrastructure maintenance best practices can make a city’s outdoor spaces enjoyable throughout the winter months

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  • Webinar Recording: Equity and Mobility in Design

    Webinar Recording: Equity and Mobility in Design

    What does equity in design mean? Ryan Martinson discusses equity’s role in our infrastructure and how the right plan can create equal access for all.

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  • [With Video] 5 ways to design a transit maintenance facility that’s also a people place

    [With Video] 5 ways to design a transit maintenance facility that’s also a people place

    It’s possible to create a maintenance building that prioritizes the well-being of workers and becomes a part of the community

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Teaching sustainability and energy conservation through play

    From the Design Quarterly: Teaching sustainability and energy conservation through play

    Energy use is high and energy literacy is low; a pop-up park turns city parks into places that boost energy understanding

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