Stantec Design Quarterly

Thoughts, trends, and innovation from the Stantec Buildings group

  • 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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  • From the Design Quarterly: Crunch time for innovation

    From the Design Quarterly: Crunch time for innovation

    Data-driven design, parametric design, and real-time visualization are reshaping the design process

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Forecasting change for baby boomers and millennials

    From the Design Quarterly: Forecasting change for baby boomers and millennials

    Three perspectives on how demographic change will influence design for the multi-family, health, and mixed-use markets

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  • Issue 03 | Technology Driving Change

    Issue 03 | Technology Driving Change

    How technology is changing the way we communicate and think about design

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Creating the Red Planet city

    From the Design Quarterly: Creating the Red Planet city

    Envisioning a vernacular architecture for a metropolis on Mars—designing and building a giant underground tunnel

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  • Presenting Design Quarterly 03: Technology driving change

    Presenting Design Quarterly 03: Technology driving change

    Pushing technology to create lasting, human-centered places

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  • From the Design Quarterly: How do designers use narrative as a tool?

    From the Design Quarterly: How do designers use narrative as a tool?

    Ask an expert: The art of storytelling practiced in built projects ranging from America’s most popular attractions to China’s historic fortresses

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Culture 2.0 in the workplace

    From the Design Quarterly: Culture 2.0 in the workplace

    Taking company culture to the next level with interactive, engaging social spaces

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Bridging cultures to create buildings for unique populations

    From the Design Quarterly: Bridging cultures to create buildings for unique populations

    Lessons in navigating cultural differences in the design process from the Arctic Circle to the Sahara

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Switching on the off-season

    From the Design Quarterly: Switching on the off-season

    Activating stadiums to create sports entertainment districts that strengthen a community year-round

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Incubating campus cool

    From the Design Quarterly: Incubating campus cool

    The library becomes a hub for campus fellowship

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  • Issue 02 | Culture by Design

    Issue 02 | Culture by Design

    How thoughtful approaches can influence behavior and build community

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  • Presenting Design Quarterly 02: Culture by Design

    Presenting Design Quarterly 02: Culture by Design

    Design can both reflect and transform culture

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Making happy cities

    From the Design Quarterly: Making happy cities

    How a passion for storytelling and the environment led a former journalist to a design career and ethos that’s beyond sustainability

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  • From the Design Quarterly: What’s the payback on solar schools?

    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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  • From the Design Quarterly: Living small means the city is your living room

    From the Design Quarterly: Living small means the city is your living room

    Compact urban dwellings—think 450-square-foot studio apartments—promote community and sustainability

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Sustainably growing food and community at Adams Crossing

    From the Design Quarterly: Sustainably growing food and community at Adams Crossing

    Energy harvesting is key to planning a Net Zero community around a farmers’ market and small-scale agriculture outside Denver

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Why study autonomous vehicles and the city?

    From the Design Quarterly: Why study autonomous vehicles and the city?

    Here is a look at one busy intersection in Chicago and how the streetscape might look after the autonomous revolution

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  • From the Design Quarterly: What is the passive house?

    From the Design Quarterly: What is the passive house?

    Ask an expert: An approach to sustainable buildings that has emerged from Europe is expanding beyond the home

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Where’s my trashcan?

    From the Design Quarterly: Where’s my trashcan?

    Five inexpensive and effective ways to promote wellness in the workplace from mild to wild

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