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Published by global design firm Stantec, this eclectic blog features viewpoints, insights, and explanations from Stantec architects, engineers, and designers, on a range of issues impacting the fabric of our communities. Our contributors share their thoughts about design trends, emerging technologies, vexing challenges, and inspired solutions. For more blog posts, visit: www.stantec.com.

November 21, 2019
Looking to enliven your city with a laneway revamp? Follow the themes of breathe, move,...

The Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center in Cleveland, Ohio, where natural light and views are abundant. Extensive use of glass on the north and south facades brings daylight into corridors, care stations, and staff workrooms. (Stantec/William Rawn Associates)

September 27, 2019
Healthcare organizations need to consider branding, space usage, and engagement to remain...
August 21, 2019
Design can help increase mental healthcare access for city dwellers.
ErinoakKids treatment center, Erin Sauga, courtesy Stantec

For our design for an ErinoakKids treatment center, we needed to include a staircase that incorporated a large landing, since kids with mobility issues require a space to rest. So, we came up with a treehouse concept, which can be seen at the top left of this image. Photo courtesy Stantec

Architects | Stantec | July 15, 2019
Standard building requirements don’t have to be boring. Here’s how you can inject...
Retail Centers | Stantec | April 02, 2019
We continually hear that “retail is dying,” but there are many foundational retail types...
What happens downtown doesn’t stay downtown: The ripple effects of a strong center city

The mix of uses typically seen in downtowns—stores, housing, offices, arts and entertainment—typically generate far more fiscal revenue than other neighborhoods. Photo: Minneapolis Downtown Council

Urban Planning | Stantec | March 01, 2019
A new report from the International Downtown Association measures the true value and...
Airports | Stantec | February 21, 2019
More airports are asking passengers to check their own baggage. What’s the ripple effect?
Student housing series: Designing a home away from home in The Golden State

A rendering of UC Davis student housing. Rendering: Stantec

Multifamily Housing | Stantec | January 31, 2019
California asserts building code restrictions more stringently than other states, making...
Stantec | December 20, 2018
When it’s time to make the move, designers can support clients in introducing a new...
Green | Stantec | November 19, 2018
5 tips to infuse natural elements into the built environment—from plants to pictures.
Architects | Stantec | September 24, 2018
While offering efficiency and flexibility, modular construction requires extensive...
Green | Stantec | August 15, 2018
The WELL Community Standard equips planners to build health promotion into the very...

An apartment-style student housing project uses patterning and window placement to generate interest on an otherwise flat façade

Multifamily Housing | Stantec | July 13, 2018
While student and multi-family housing share a common building form, it’s the student...
Urban Planning | Stantec | June 18, 2018
Five years ago, experts were predicting continued urban rebound and suburban decline....
Sustainability | Stantec | April 18, 2018
The future office strives to be better, focus more on the people who inhabit it, and...
Energy | Stantec | April 09, 2018
Imagine a future where buildings and infrastructure are 100% utilized and 100% responsive...
Office Building Design | Stantec | March 02, 2018
These days, if your office space isn’t a true reflection of your brand, you’ve missed a...

Our team helped implement public improvements along 1,500 feet of Wisconsin shoreline. This project benefited from community outreach.

Urban Planning | Stantec | February 26, 2018
A new community engagement program works with young adults to help the future of the...
Resiliency | Stantec | November 15, 2017
The developer sees resilient developments achieving top-of-market pricing, faster leasing...
Architects | Stantec | October 25, 2017
Children often accompany parents or grandparents in medical settings; what can we do to...
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