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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.

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...
Architects | Stantec | September 25, 2017
The four-part mission of a garden of scientific research helped drive the design for the...
Communal space in a Boston office

Healthcare lounges should take inspiration from communal spaces in the workplace, like the Fish & Richardson office in Boston.

Healthcare Facilities | Stantec | August 28, 2017
When done right, medical staff lounges are an essential part of the healthcare workplace.
A rendering of a senior care room
Healthcare Facilities | Stantec | July 31, 2017
When a family member can no longer be cared for in their current home, they require...
CarloMaria Ciampoli discusses design during the General Assembly/We Work event in Denver, Colorado.

CarloMaria Ciampoli discusses design during the General Assembly/We Work event in Denver, Colorado.

Architects | Stantec | July 19, 2017
What is design? Who are designers? And are there any common laws or rules than can unite...
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