Sustainable & resilient design

  • Energy efficiency is really about energy productivity—and that’s about the bottom line

    Energy efficiency is really about energy productivity—and that’s about the bottom line

    As we adopt the language of revenue growth, designers and engineers can use metrics to connect with clients where it matters to them most

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  • Crazy airport runways: Landing on half a runway—why it’s business as usual in Alaska

    Crazy airport runways: Landing on half a runway—why it’s business as usual in Alaska

    Remote, single-runway airports require unique design considerations—and often operate under half-width conditions during construction

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  • From the Design Quarterly: 9 facets of smart cities

    From the Design Quarterly: 9 facets of smart cities

    There’s no easy definition for “smart cities,” but by beginning to describe them, we can anticipate what’s next

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  • Design Quarterly Issue 05 | Smart & Livable Cities

    Design Quarterly Issue 05 | Smart & Livable Cities

    Articulating a livable vision for city life

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  • Presenting Stantec Design Quarterly 05: Smart & Livable Cities

    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

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  • Published in IWP&DC Magazine: Top 10 Memorable Projects

    Published in IWP&DC Magazine: Top 10 Memorable Projects

    Michael Rogers kicks off a new series of Top 10 Memorable Projects for IWP&DC Magazine

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  • Art and architecture meet in the desert

    Art and architecture meet in the desert

    The new Boulder City Bypass shows how embracing history—in this case the Hoover Dam—can influence today’s landscape designs

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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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  • How a campus master plan can help manage energy use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    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

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  • Forming unique alliances to help Seychelles adapt to a changing climate

    Forming unique alliances to help Seychelles adapt to a changing climate

    To share knowledge and help build capacities in weather mapping, we helped establish a rare type of collaboration between the private Meteo France and the public Seychelles Meteorological Authority

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  • Water was always a strong theme in my life and led me to a career in water engineering

    Water was always a strong theme in my life and led me to a career in water engineering

    Water is an extremely exciting industry. There is always a need for water, so water engineering is a career that will never go away.

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  • TAKE OUR QUIZ: Is mass timber a viable option for your next building project?

    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.

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  • Published in Innovation: Courting Disaster: The Increasing Challenges of Risk Assessment

    Published in Innovation: Courting Disaster: The Increasing Challenges of Risk Assessment

    As human advance and interact with more geotechnical hazards, the role of the geotechnical specialist becomes increasingly complex and embodies more responsibility

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Speak up. Get involved. Shape the future.

    From the Design Quarterly: Speak up. Get involved. Shape the future.

    Designers are problem solvers. We need to have a louder voice in today’s biggest problem-solving conversations.

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  • Published in the Globe and Mail: Waterloo, Ont., office takes green development to new level

    Published in the Globe and Mail: Waterloo, Ont., office takes green development to new level

    The Canada Green Building Council has recognized the office, dubbed Evolv1, as the first of its kind to meet the organization’s new zero-carbon design standards.

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  • What is amended soil, and why is it so important?

    What is amended soil, and why is it so important?

    Did you know that amended soil is a VIP for LID? Here’s a guide to amended soil and its key components

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  • Published: Structural engineer rides out 7.0 quake in Anchorage, then inspects for damage

    Published: Structural engineer rides out 7.0 quake in Anchorage, then inspects for damage

    What’s it like to experience a massive earthquake and then get to work checking to make sure the city is safe? Structural engineer Bruce Hopper explains.

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Landscapes that do more

    From the Design Quarterly: Landscapes that do more

    A systems-based, interdisciplinary approach to landscape architecture delivers a rich community resource

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  • Published in Design Intelligence: Innovation with Community in Mind

    Published in Design Intelligence: Innovation with Community in Mind

    Stantec senior leaders Nancy MacDonald and Anton Germishuizen share their expertise on the future of city building

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  • Merging design technologies helps fast-track transit project in fast-growing Seattle area

    Merging design technologies helps fast-track transit project in fast-growing Seattle area

    Unique, nontraditional, and highly coordinated BIM process helps Sound Transit’s new Operations and Maintenance Facility take shape

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