Stantec Design Quarterly

Thoughts, trends, and innovation from the Stantec Buildings group

  • 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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  • From the Design Quarterly: Housing design that keeps the city within reach

    From the Design Quarterly: Housing design that keeps the city within reach

    Innovative approaches to urban housing for mixed-income, artists, and young professionals

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Embracing modular and prefab for future-ready design

    From the Design Quarterly: Embracing modular and prefab for future-ready design

    Complex projects when time and space are tight are a perfect fit for off-site prefabrication and modular construction

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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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  • From the Design Quarterly: 9 facets of smart cities

    From the Design Quarterly: 9 facets of smart cities

    There’s no easy definition for “smart cities,” but by beginning to describe them, we can anticipate what’s next

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  • Design Quarterly Issue 05 | Smart & Livable Cities

    Design Quarterly Issue 05 | Smart & Livable Cities

    Articulating a livable vision for city life

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  • Presenting Stantec Design Quarterly 05: Smart & Livable Cities

    Presenting Stantec Design Quarterly 05: Smart & Livable Cities

    Articulating a living vision for city living―from the smart city discussion to affordability, congestion, and transport

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Speak up. Get involved. Shape the future.

    From the Design Quarterly: Speak up. Get involved. Shape the future.

    Designers are problem solvers. We need to have a louder voice in today’s biggest problem-solving conversations.

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Why a buildings engineer may see an earth tube in your future

    From the Design Quarterly: Why a buildings engineer may see an earth tube in your future

    Ask an expert: Advancing technology means that buildings engineers are integrated into building design early in the process, which could save money in the long run

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Creating the right collisions for higher education

    From the Design Quarterly: Creating the right collisions for higher education

    From a transdisciplinary approach to flexible spaces and coffee shops, designing for collaboration in health and science research environments is changing

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Landscapes that do more

    From the Design Quarterly: Landscapes that do more

    A systems-based, interdisciplinary approach to landscape architecture delivers a rich community resource

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  • From the Design Quarterly: A healthy future for mass timber in medical facilities

    From the Design Quarterly: A healthy future for mass timber in medical facilities

    The healing properties of natural materials aren’t the only benefit of building with wood

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  • From the Design Quarterly: 7 facets of the changing airport

    From the Design Quarterly: 7 facets of the changing airport

    Refocusing on passenger experience is central to a new—and more comfortable—vision for air travel

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Seeing civic infrastructure differently

    From the Design Quarterly: Seeing civic infrastructure differently

    People-centered design for community infrastructure facilities upends expectations

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Breaking down silos in healthcare education

    From the Design Quarterly: Breaking down silos in healthcare education

    How design can support the creation of a cross-disciplinary culture of learning

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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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  • 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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  • Issue 04 | Intersections

    Issue 04 | Intersections

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

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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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  • 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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