Research, Guides, Reports

  • International Downtown Association Report: The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities

    International Downtown Association Report: The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities

    This groundbreaking study by the IDA, Stantec, and HR&A Advisors highlights a downtown’s unique and impactful contributions to a city's economy, inclusiveness, vibrancy, identity, and resilience

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  • Stantec's Hard Rock Miner's Handbook

    Stantec's Hard Rock Miner's Handbook

    This Handbook offers the value of Rule of Thumb, tricks of the trade, case histories and example problems.

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  • Education design: How much daylight is right for today’s tech-enabled schools?

    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

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  • [Infographic + Report] The socio-economic benefits from petroleum activity in Newfoundland and Labrador

    [Infographic + Report] The socio-economic benefits from petroleum activity in Newfoundland and Labrador

    This Petroleum Research Newfoundland and Labrador report shows that the province's offshore petroleum industry's socio-economic effects have been large, widely distributed, and long-term

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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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    Advancing our sustainable design strategies

    Our Sustainability Research + Benchmarking Group works collectively to create better, healthier, and more energy-efficient learning environments.

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  • Investing in ideas: Stantec's Creativity & Innovation Program

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  • Mind wandering during everyday driving: Bridget Burdett's PhD

    Mind wandering during everyday driving: Bridget Burdett's PhD

    Principal Researcher Bridget Burdett discusses her PhD, 'Mind Wandering During Everyday Driving', in an interview on Radio New Zealand.

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  • What can workplace design learn from makerspaces in educational environments? (Part 1)

    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

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  • WEBINAR RECORDING: Career & Technical Education's impact on education design

    WEBINAR RECORDING: Career & Technical Education's impact on education design

    Did you miss out CTE webinar? No worries. You can still get our insights on how the CTE revolution is evolving how we think of education and space. Click for the recording.

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  • Need help funding your skatepark? This toolkit can help.

    Need help funding your skatepark? This toolkit can help.

    Stantec's Funding Services Toolkit can help your team break down the enormous task of funding a skatepark project into manageable steps

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  • Project Fractal case studies presented at Autodesk University 2017

    Project Fractal case studies presented at Autodesk University 2017

    Stantec's Innovative Technology Development group presented research on massing using Dynamo in Autodesk's Project Fractal.

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  • No evidence of publication bias in climate change science

    No evidence of publication bias in climate change science

    Read Tim Edgell's article in the Climatic Change Journal.

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  • Animal counting toolkit: a practical guide to small-boat surveys for estimating abundance of coastal marine mammals

    Animal counting toolkit: a practical guide to small-boat surveys for estimating abundance of coastal marine mammals

    Read Rowenna Gryba's article in the Endangered Species Research Journal.

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  • What makes a successful study space in an academic building?

    What makes a successful study space in an academic building?

    We studied spaces that we designed for studying science, and in revisiting our projects, we learned that it’s all about currents and eddies

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  • Disrupting species identification: eDNA and a new way to identify organisms in the field

    Disrupting species identification: eDNA and a new way to identify organisms in the field

    How Mary Murdoch is using DNA barcoding and environmental DNA to change the way scientists identify organisms

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  • Happier, smarter and more engaged students. Can design do that?

    Happier, smarter and more engaged students. Can design do that?

    Finding a way to quantify the positive impacts architecture has on the success of students and faculty

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  • Mind the gap: A translational approach to research and medicine

    Mind the gap: A translational approach to research and medicine

    Designing facilities for health, wellness, and discovery is about curing and caring

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  • The quest for knowledge: How Stantec research empowers our people to better serve clients

    The quest for knowledge: How Stantec research empowers our people to better serve clients

    Part 10 of our 10-part R&D Fund 10th Anniversary Series shines a light on Dr. Rosamund Hyde and our Research and Innovation Services.

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  • Watershed characteristics shape the landscape genetics of brook stickleback (Culaea inconstans) in shallow prairie lakes

    Watershed characteristics shape the landscape genetics of brook stickleback (Culaea inconstans) in shallow prairie lakes

    Read Cory Kramer's article in the Ecology and Evolution Journal.

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  • Determining infrastructure life cycle costs with the CLIC tool

    Determining infrastructure life cycle costs with the CLIC tool

    Part nine of 10 of our Stantec R&D Fund 10th Anniversary Series explores a community development crystal ball that’s less fortune and more fact.

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