Don Hensley shares his thoughts on the Fourth Industrial Revolution as a disruptor to the Education sector, and how institutions can respond with spaces to support emerging formats for teaching, research, and service.
Student housing series: Student housing vs. multi-family housing—what are the differences?
While student and multi-family housing share a common building form, it’s the student resident that drives ...
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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
Research leads our designs for innovative learning environments
Our Innovative Learning Environments R+B team studies how education is changing across the world.
From the Design Quarterly: Cities as innovation centers
With tech hubs and innovation districts, research universities have the keys to unlocking reinvigorated cities
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.
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
Libraries & Learning Commons, Part 1
In Part 1 of this series, Stantec's Patrick Calhoun and Don Hensley share the changing role of the modern academic library.
Corporate workplace design: 8 interiors trends to watch
NeoCon 2018 revealed a softer focus, including organic shapes, smoky glass, integrated accessories, and Scandinavian partnerships
Libraries & Learning Commons, Part 2
In Part 2 of our series, we share the process of designing a new or transforming an old library.
Why your office needs a makerspace—it’s about investing in the creative workplace
Harvesting creativity and innovation requires the right spaces and creates a culture that attracts the best employees
Extreme weather: Designing schools to withstand the forces of nature
Educational facilities must be a part of a community resiliency solution for natural disasters
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
4 advantages of adding retail to the healthcare experience
Retail is changing the perception of going to the hospital—and provides benefits to patients, families, visitors, staff, and the client
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
Design Quarterly Issue 05 | Smart & Livable Cities
Articulating a livable vision for city life.
Libraries & Learning Commons, Part 3
We share some of the most valuable lessons we’ve learned throughout the process of designing modern academic libraries across North America.
Libraries & Learning Commons, Part 4
Libraries should be designed as a place of reinvention, with spaces that can evolve to meet changing needs.
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
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?
How can public-private partnerships ease the student housing challenge in tight markets?