Higher Education

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

  • 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: 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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  • 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: 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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  • 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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  • Research and benchmarking: Revisiting a 21st century library a decade after design

    Research and benchmarking: Revisiting a 21st century library a decade after design

    Libraries have evolved tremendously in the last two decades. Here’s what we’ve learned from researching and benchmarking.

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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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  • Cutting calories and carbon: Rethinking residence life to promote a healthier campus

    Cutting calories and carbon: Rethinking residence life to promote a healthier campus

    How residence halls can merge evidence-based design and sustainability best practices to promote campus well-being

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  • Why the most effective school designs go beyond safety and security

    Why the most effective school designs go beyond safety and security

    Educational facilities need more than a secure design—they need a productive and inspiring learning environment for all students

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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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  • Work and school are no longer just places. They’re complete experiences.

    Work and school are no longer just places. They’re complete experiences.

    Higher education and workplace environments have evolved—which might be why you don’t mind staying for more than 40 hours a week

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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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  • 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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  • 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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