Stantec's Theo Pappas and Jim Chatas share their insights regarding what’s driving the exciting changes and trajectory for Career & Technical education. For more information visit stantec.com/education.
From the Design Quarterly: What’s the payback on solar schools?
Energy modeling can help school districts make better financial decisions when planning new schools
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Published in Alaska Business: The art of architecture
Finding the balance between form and function can be especially challenging in northern climates
Friday Night Lights: The architecture of high school football stadium design in Texas
High school athletics facilities in Texas can come at a high cost, but the evolution in their design can also provide more value to our communities
Stantec Design Quarterly Issue 08
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Published: Cure for the Cold - 4 Energy-Saving Tips for Buildings in Cold Climates
To reduce heating loads for school buildings in cold climates, focus on these four design and operations tips published in Building Operating Management
Published: Beat the Heat - 4 Energy-Saving Design Tips for Hot Climates
Published in Building Operating Management – the healing properties of natural materials aren’t the only benefit of building with wood
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
Building pride and community through high school athletics facility design
A new athletic facility can inspire students and deliver a sense of belonging
Published in Alaska Business Monthly: Arctic infrastructure ingenuity
Engineering keeps old and new buildings stable and safe. Three Anchorage design experts explain what’s involved in the far north.
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?
Published in Learning by Design: Stock Plans vs. Community Input
What is the right choice for school design?
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
The power of mentorship: Choosing to help students find their career path
Texas architect Samantha Markham on mentoring: “I’m doing what I love every single day—helping others”
Extreme weather: Designing schools to withstand the forces of nature
Educational facilities must be a part of a community resiliency solution for natural disasters
Education design: How much daylight is right for today’s tech-enabled schools?
Wall-to-wall windows might be too much of a good thing for some classrooms
Is your career and technical education center future-ready?
When school districts create opportunities for collaboration in their CTE centers, they help students be ready for jobs that don’t currently exist
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.
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?
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
What can workplace design learn from makerspaces in educational environments? (Part 1)
How a benchmarking study helps us educate workplace clients on makerspaces and ultimately assess culture and growth strategies
3 things to consider when designing a storm shelter for your school