Student Life

Stantec experts share their knowledge on the trends, innovations, and challenges shaping student residence design.

  • Student housing series: Designing a home away from home in The Golden State

    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

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  • How virtual reality can improve client and end-user relationships

    How virtual reality can improve client and end-user relationships

    The digital age has been accused of ruining relationships, but we’re finding that tools such as VR can actually improve them

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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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  • From the Design Quarterly: Bringing an urban campus together for the better

    From the Design Quarterly: Bringing an urban campus together for the better

    From the client's perspective: How the new Cleveland Institute of Art reinvigorates a school, its staff, and a neighborhood

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  • Student housing series: What’s the impact of P3 on the design and decision-making process?

    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

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  • [With Video] Educating students for jobs we can’t envision (Part 2): 4 new spaces

    [With Video] Educating students for jobs we can’t envision (Part 2): 4 new spaces

    A new range of educational spaces are required for new skills-based, project-based, and technology-augmented pedagogies

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  • How can public-private partnerships ease the student housing challenge in tight markets?

    How can public-private partnerships ease the student housing challenge in tight markets?

    Amid aging facilities, economic pressure, and a crush of new students, universities are wise to consider what P3 options are available

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  • Student housing series: Student housing vs. multi-family housing—what are the differences?

    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 the innovation of new spaces

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  • Why your office needs a makerspace—it’s about investing in the creative workplace

    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

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  • Student housing series: What are the five questions to ask when designing a student unit?

    Student housing series: What are the five questions to ask when designing a student unit?

    Knowing the right questions to ask your client upfront can make a unit more comfortable and affordable, while smoothing the design process

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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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  • Student housing series: How do you balance affordability and comfort in acoustical design?

    Student housing series: How do you balance affordability and comfort in acoustical design?

    Recognizing the source of noise in student housing guides acoustical and sound deadening elements that have the greatest impact

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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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  • Creating a housing plan to support and engage a student throughout their academic career

    Creating a housing plan to support and engage a student throughout their academic career

    A college student’s life transitions every year, and a transitional student housing plan can provide the proper environment to help the student achieve success at each level

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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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  • Student housing: How do universities ensure they have the right special-needs spaces?

    Student housing: How do universities ensure they have the right special-needs spaces?

    In understanding the rationale behind accessibility codes, architects can use easy and reliable metrics during the design phase

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  • White paper: Resident halls of the future

    White paper: Resident halls of the future

    A vision of the future of campus from Sean Studzinski and William Zeller.

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  • How public-private partnerships can help build student housing

    How public-private partnerships can help build student housing

    Will private funding provide the funds necessary to meet the demands of today’s public institutions?

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  • Design manifestos: Tamara Roy of Stantec

    Design manifestos: Tamara Roy of Stantec

    Read an interview with Tamara Roy in Medium.

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