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:

Finally! There's a workplace trend that’s worth embracing

The intersection of people, place, and tools is where we find success. Discover that intersection and design to criteria support all three. Diagram: VOA Associates

Architects | Stantec | July 21, 2015
There’s a realization by corporate real estate executives that in order to create a...
'What’s the latest trend in workplace design?': How architects and designers should answer this question

Rendering: VOA Associates

Office Building Design | Stantec | June 30, 2015
Hint: Your response must be better than a laundry list of solutions, according to VOA...
Top 3 2030 Challenge trends

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Green | Stantec | May 05, 2015
The growth of IPD is among the key takeaways from the USGBC Region 7 Conference.
5 trends shaping today's hospitality industry

Hotels are taking both sustainability and wellness seriously. Many announce their recycling programs, use of non-toxic cleaning supplies, and commitment to the reduction of energy and water consumption on their websites. Image courtesy Morgue File/IJY

Hotel Facilities | Stantec | March 25, 2015
Digital concierges, smart locks, mobile check-in. These are among the emerging trends and...
Can advanced elevator technology take vertical hospitals to the next level?

In the mid-1990s elevator giant Otis conducted a research project called Odyssey. Otis developed an elevator system that allowed elevator cab occupants to travel both vertically and horizontally within the same cab, with the option to travel vertically again. Illustrations: Douglas J. King, VOA Associates

Architects | Stantec | March 23, 2015
VOA's Douglas King recalls the Odyssey project and ponders vertical transportation in...
Are you ready for high-rise hospitals?

Illustration: Douglas King, VOA

Healthcare Facilities | Stantec | March 01, 2015
The vertical hospital environment may be the wave of the future, but it is not without...

Wintrust Financial Corporation by VOA. Photo credit: VOA

Architects | Stantec | January 14, 2015
No matter the level of complexity, workplace change can be a challenge for your client's...

Image courtesy VOA

Architects | Stantec | September 29, 2014
VOA's Douglas King pinpoints the top issues that arise during healthcare facilities...
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