Photo courtesy of the University of Waterloo
Augmented Reality | January 13, 2017 | Stantec Blog Justin Perdue, Associate Architect, Stantec
Measuring how the human mind responds to buildings could improve design.
Healthcare Facilities | September 16, 2016 | Stantec Blog Bruce Knepper, AIA
Discovering new ways design can—and can’t—improve the patient experience.
Designers | August 16, 2016 | Stantec Blog Douglas J. King, AIA, NCARB, CSI, ACHA
Creating a network of experts to talk next generation healthcare design education
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge, La. Photos: Hedrich Blessing, Marie Constantin, Ted Kiper, courtesy VOA.
Architects | July 22, 2016 | Stantec Blog Candace Small
With the right mindset, standards can produce great design for healthcare facilities, as VOA's Candace Small explores.
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Horizon Village. Images courtesy VOA.
University Buildings | July 06, 2016 | Stantec Blog Steve Siegle, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Universities across the country are striving to meet the demand of on-campus housing. VOA's Steve Siegle examines what students and universities desir...
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Architects | May 16, 2016 | Stantec Blog Pablo Quintana
VOA's Pablo Quintana writes that the industry is looking for ways to increase engagement through a mix of spaces suited to employees' desire for both...
Sketch: VOA Associates
Architects | April 14, 2016 | Stantec Blog Douglas J. King, AIA, NCARB, CSI, ACHA
VOA Associates’ Douglas King offers design considerations in implementing the Green House concept in eldercare for continuing care retirement communit...
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Hotel Facilities | November 13, 2015 | Stantec Blog Mark Pratt
Hospitality’s biggest names are creating new, evolved brands to appeal to today’s traveler and compete against boutique hotels and Airbnb, writes VOA'...
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Architects | November 03, 2015 | Stantec Blog Angie Lee, FAIA, NCARB, IIDA, LEED AP
In a world in which technology and its skills are constantly changing, good people skills are becoming more important, writes VOA's Angie Lee.
LSU's Graduate Medical Education & Innovation Center in Baton Rouge, La. Photo courtesy VOA Blog.
Healthcare Facilities | September 21, 2015 | Stantec Blog Lauren Andrysiak, NCIDQ, IIDA
The desire for improved patient satisfaction, staff retention, and turn-key maintenance are among the top reasons more healthcare groups are implement...
Image: Steelcase Ology, courtesy VOA Associates
August 18, 2015 | Stantec Blog Lauren Andrysiak, VOA Associates
Sit-to-stand work surfaces were all the rage this year, according to VOA Associates' Lauren Andrysiak.
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 | July 21, 2015 | Stantec Blog John Varholak, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP
There’s a realization by corporate real estate executives that in order to create a successful workplace, there must be alignment between their people...
Rendering: VOA Associates
Office Building Design | June 30, 2015 | Stantec Blog John Varholak, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP
Hint: Your response must be better than a laundry list of solutions, according to VOA Associates' John Varholak.
Green | May 05, 2015 | Stantec Blog Annalise Dietzen and Emma Conway
The growth of IPD is among the key takeaways from the USGBC Region 7 Conference.
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 | March 25, 2015 | Stantec Blog Mark Pratt, AIA
Digital concierges, smart locks, mobile check-in. These are among the emerging trends and technologies in hospitality design.
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 | March 23, 2015 | Stantec Blog Douglas J. King
VOA's Douglas King recalls the Odyssey project and ponders vertical transportation in high-rise healthcare design.
Illustration: Douglas King, VOA
Healthcare Facilities | March 01, 2015 | Stantec Blog Douglas J. King, AIA, NCARB, CSI, ACHA
The vertical hospital environment may be the wave of the future, but it is not without its design challenges.
Wintrust Financial Corporation by VOA. Photo credit: VOA
Architects | January 14, 2015 | Stantec Blog
No matter the level of complexity, workplace change can be a challenge for your client's employees. VOA's Angie Lee breaks down the process of moving...
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Architects | September 29, 2014 | Stantec Blog
VOA's Douglas King pinpoints the top issues that arise during healthcare facilities assessments, including missing fire/smoke dampers, out-of-place fi...