Stantec Design Quarterly

Thoughts, trends, and innovation from the Stantec Buildings group

  • From the Design Quarterly: 3 strategies to design academic research facilities to last

    From the Design Quarterly: 3 strategies to design academic research facilities to last

    With research and science education rapidly evolving, it’s critical that academic institutions get the best value in building design

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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: Stantec's CEO explores how sustainability is at the core of our business

    From the Design Quarterly: Stantec's CEO explores how sustainability is at the core of our business

    When I think about what I do and how it will affect future generations, I’m reminded that we do what’s right.

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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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  • From the Design Quarterly: What are sustainability rankings and why do they matter?

    From the Design Quarterly: What are sustainability rankings and why do they matter?

    Ask an expert: Carrie Sabin, Stantec’s environment and sustainability program director, on why she thinks practicing sustainability is good business.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 06: Destination Zero

    Presenting Stantec Design Quarterly 06: Destination Zero

    How do designers help battle climate change? Sustainability means thinking about net zero energy and net zero carbon—in new construction and in retrofits.

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Embracing the unknown when thinking big data and smart cities

    From the Design Quarterly: Embracing the unknown when thinking big data and smart cities

    Our data revolution—5G, smart and connected buildings, autonomous vehicles—is changing the design profession

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  • Design Quarterly Issue 06 | Destination Zero

    Design Quarterly Issue 06 | Destination Zero

    What's driving the global push for sustainable buildings and what are the tools and techniques we can use to create Net Zero Carbon and Net Zero Energy buildings?

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  • From the Design Quarterly: How are we designing for livable cities today?

    From the Design Quarterly: How are we designing for livable cities today?

    Ask an expert: Nancy MacDonald, Stantec vice president for Urban Places, on the big issues facing cities today and her love of urban placemaking

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Technologies and trends changing how we power our world

    From the Design Quarterly: Technologies and trends changing how we power our world

    What’s driving change in the energy sector? How will it influence smart cities of tomorrow?

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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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  • 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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