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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.

Sustainability | Stantec | Nov 20, 2023

8 strategies for multifamily passive house design projects

Stantec's Brett Lambert, Principal of Architecture and Passive House Certified Consultant, uses the Northland Newton Development project to guide designers with eight tips for designing multifamily passive house projects.

Industrial Facilities | Stantec | Apr 10, 2023

Implementing human-centric design in operations and maintenance facilities

Stantec's Ryan Odell suggests using the human experience to advance OMSF design that puts a focus on wellness and efficiency.

Oct 6, 2021

How to overcome the 3 most common obstacles in long-term community development

Use these tips to overcome market changes, community opposition, and multidisciplinary needs in long-term community development.

Sep 23, 2021

20 years later: A first responder reflects on 9/11

Stantec engineer Jeff Crews shares his experience as a first responder at Ground Zero following the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Stantec | Aug 25, 2021

The mall of the future: Less retail, more content

For the mall to survive, it will need to embrace nontraditional uses and “messy vitality.” Here’s how to do it.

Coronavirus | Stantec | Mar 16, 2020

Coronavirus and the water cycle—here is what treatment professionals need to know

As the global health community tracks the spread of this virus, it’s important for water and wastewater professionals to keep updated on potential impacts.

Stantec | Feb 18, 2020

3 urban planning trends that are changing how our cities will look in the future

Urban developments are seeking to promote innovation, healthy living, and sustainability.

Healthcare Facilities | Stantec | Jul 15, 2019

Can a kids’ healthcare space teach, entertain, and heal?

Standard building requirements don’t have to be boring. Here’s how you can inject whimsical touches into everyday design features.

Retail Centers | Stantec | Apr 2, 2019

Brick-and-mortar retail is not dead—here’s proof

We continually hear that “retail is dying,” but there are many foundational retail types essential to consumers—here’s a look at 3 of them.

Urban Planning | Stantec | Mar 1, 2019

What happens when downtown doesn’t stay downtown? The ripple effects of a strong center city

A new report from the International Downtown Association measures the true value and lasting impact of downtowns and center cities.

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