Higher Education

Stantec experts share their knowledge on the trends, innovations, and challenges shaping higher education facility planning and design.

  • 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: Old idea, new form—makerspaces make it big

    From the Design Quarterly: Old idea, new form—makerspaces make it big

    Makerspaces are coming to the library, university, and workplace near you. What inspires and defines the contemporary makerspace?

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  • How can public-private partnerships ease the student housing challenge in tight markets?

    How can public-private partnerships ease the student housing challenge in tight markets?

    Amid aging facilities, economic pressure, and a crush of new students, universities are wise to consider what P3 options are available

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  • [With Video] Educating students for jobs we can’t envision (Part 2): 4 new spaces

    [With Video] Educating students for jobs we can’t envision (Part 2): 4 new spaces

    A new range of educational spaces are required for new skills-based, project-based, and technology-augmented pedagogies

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  • TAKE OUR QUIZ: Is mass timber a viable option for your next building project?

    TAKE OUR QUIZ: Is mass timber a viable option for your next building project?

    Learn about the advantages of designing and building with engineered wood and mass timber in an interactive quiz.

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  • Student housing series: Designing a home away from home in The Golden State

    Student housing series: Designing a home away from home in The Golden State

    California asserts building code restrictions more stringently than other states, making design challenging for student housing

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  • How virtual reality can improve client and end-user relationships

    How virtual reality can improve client and end-user relationships

    The digital age has been accused of ruining relationships, but we’re finding that tools such as VR can actually improve them

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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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  • How partnering with university students benefits both future and current architects

    How partnering with university students benefits both future and current architects

    Collaborating with University of Kansas master’s degree students inspires Doug King: “I’ve learned a great deal from these students and how they think”

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  • Residence Halls of the Future

    Residence Halls of the Future

    Student housing is poised to become a new focal point for education in a world in which living and learning are closely intertwined

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  • Prefab lab systems: Concepts to optimize construction, maintenance, and flexibility

    Prefab lab systems: Concepts to optimize construction, maintenance, and flexibility

    Prefabricating multiple elements in the new Yale University Science Building eases construction and helps future-proof the research laboratory

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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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  • 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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  • Stantec Science & Technology in the news

    Stantec Science & Technology in the news

    In this Tradeline article, Jill Swensen and Gene Kluesner illustrate institutional / industry partnerships for STEM initiatives, and the considerations involved with designing modern facilities

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  • Planning for 100: Looking beyond the horizon of zero-net-energy buildings

    Planning for 100: Looking beyond the horizon of zero-net-energy buildings

    Imagine a future where buildings and infrastructure are 100 percent utilized and 100 percent responsive

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  • Corporate workplace design: 8 interiors trends to watch

    Corporate workplace design: 8 interiors trends to watch

    NeoCon 2018 revealed a softer focus, including organic shapes, smoky glass, integrated accessories, and Scandinavian partnerships

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  • Stantec Education in the news

    Stantec Education in the news

    Catch up with the latest trends, design innovations, and project successes for educational design as shared by our thought leaders

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Bringing an urban campus together for the better

    From the Design Quarterly: Bringing an urban campus together for the better

    From the client's perspective: How the new Cleveland Institute of Art reinvigorates a school, its staff, and a neighborhood

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  • Student housing series: What’s the impact of P3 on the design and decision-making process?

    Student housing series: What’s the impact of P3 on the design and decision-making process?

    Student housing via a public-private partnership brings a balance of efficiency and a thorough review process

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  • Creating “in-between” spaces in research facilities

    Creating “in-between” spaces in research facilities

    To truly support cutting-edge research and attract the best, health science buildings need rooms for collaboration and informal learning

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