Libraries should be designed as a place of reinvention, with spaces that can evolve to meet changing needs. Using the Mary Idema Pew Library, we illustrate how modern libraries are better connecting people to each other and to the greater world, sometimes in unexpected ways.
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Building pride and community through high school athletics facility design
A new athletic facility can inspire students and deliver a sense of belonging
Research leads our designs for innovative learning environments
Our Innovative Learning Environments R+B team studies how education is changing across the world.
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?
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
What’s Research + Benchmarking at Stantec?
To design in a world of constant change and evolution, you must be continually learning. This is the simple idea behind our Research + Benchmarking (R+B) program.
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
From the Design Quarterly: Cities as innovation centers
With tech hubs and innovation districts, research universities have the keys to unlocking reinvigorated cities
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”
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
Extreme weather: Designing schools to withstand the forces of nature
Educational facilities must be a part of a community resiliency solution for natural disasters
Five ways smart cities can change daily life in the public realm (for the better)
Better health, reduced energy consumption and improved security are just some of the possibilities, proponents say
Design Quarterly Issue 05 | Smart & Livable Cities
Articulating a livable vision for city life.
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
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
How a campus master plan can help manage energy use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Thompson Rivers University proves that a university can pursue an aggressive growth plan while limiting its environmental impact
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.
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
How virtual reality can improve client and end-user relationships