Stantec Blog


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:

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...
Stantec | June 30, 2017
Labs are designed by discipline, aligned by relevant commonalities, and adjoined to...
Retail Centers | Stantec | June 21, 2017
It’s time to plan for the suburban retail reset—and it starts by rethinking the...
K-12 Schools | Stantec | May 16, 2017
Students are helping drive change by focusing on the future.
Stantec | April 11, 2017
Creating healthier populations through local community health centers.

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Retail Centers | Stantec | March 07, 2017
What’s driving experiential retail in 2017 and beyond?
Building Team | Stantec | February 21, 2017
Archaeologists continually unearth artifacts in our cities. It's time to showcase them.

Photo courtesy of the University of Waterloo

Augmented Reality | Stantec | January 13, 2017
Measuring how the human mind responds to buildings could improve design.

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Healthcare Facilities | Stantec | September 16, 2016
Discovering new ways design can—and can’t—improve the patient experience.
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