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  • Issue 03 | Technology Driving Change

    Issue 03 | Technology Driving Change

    How technology is changing the way we communicate and think about design

  • Microtransit series (Part 2): Key considerations when integrating on-demand service

    Microtransit series (Part 2): Key considerations when integrating on-demand service

    Before looking at private partners, take a hard look at current operations, fixed-service routes, and stakeholder communication

  • Planning for disasters: 3 ways science can help deliver drinking water after an earthquake

    Planning for disasters: 3 ways science can help deliver drinking water after an earthquake

    As we approach International Day for Disaster Reduction, a resilience study for Wellington, New Zealand, shows the value of planning

  • Are you too busy for BIM?

    Are you too busy for BIM?

    Why you should implement BIM into all your design efforts

  • From the Design Quarterly: Digitally illuminating a city’s utilization

    From the Design Quarterly: Digitally illuminating a city’s utilization

    Data visualization helps cities choose the right path to revitalization of retail and creation of pedestrian-friendly zones

  • Roundtable: Imagining a day without water—with planning, it’s something we can avoid

    Roundtable: Imagining a day without water—with planning, it’s something we can avoid

    Four experts consider our critical relationship with water and the role we can play in protecting this precious resource

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  • Homelike environments in eldercare deliver a comfortable ‘stealth health’

    Homelike environments in eldercare deliver a comfortable ‘stealth health’

    How social-driven design is replacing—and improving upon—the medical model for eldercare facilities

  • Fierce and fashionable: Designers turn commercial interiors materials into wearable art

    Fierce and fashionable: Designers turn commercial interiors materials into wearable art

    Stantec Sacramento interior designer walks the runway in dress crafted from carpet, window shades, and upholstery—for a good cause

  • Corporate workplace design: 8 interiors trends to watch

    Corporate workplace design: 8 interiors trends to watch

    NeoCon 2018 revealed a softer focus, including organic shapes, smoky glass, integrated accessories, and Scandinavian partnerships

  • The charms and challenges of working on Mackinac Island include winter and water

    The charms and challenges of working on Mackinac Island include winter and water

    The historic Grand Hotel is a warm-weather destination, unless you’re part of the design team—then it’s snowmobiles, ice, and winter weather

  • Artificial Intelligence: One answer to reducing greenhouse gases at industrial facilities

    Artificial Intelligence: One answer to reducing greenhouse gases at industrial facilities

    Data collection and analyzation can lead to cleaner, more efficient energy—a must in the coming decades

  • From the Design Quarterly: Bringing an urban campus together for the better

    From the Design Quarterly: Bringing an urban campus together for the better

    From the client's perspective: How the new Cleveland Institute of Art reinvigorates a school, its staff, and a neighborhood

  • World Architecture Day: How do people and places impact global design decisions?

    World Architecture Day: How do people and places impact global design decisions?

    Design has the power to transform lives, if we are truly committed to improving the local community

  • Transformative design: Autonomy, agility, technology, and connectivity drive change

    Transformative design: Autonomy, agility, technology, and connectivity drive change

    Celebrating World Architecture Day by exploring how we can design a better world—and opportunity is everywhere

  • Holistic stormwater management often requires more than ponds and rain gardens

    Holistic stormwater management often requires more than ponds and rain gardens

    Underground trenches and stormwater tanks are two new innovations helping municipalities and watershed districts improve water quality

  • 4 things to consider when tendering a stream project

    4 things to consider when tendering a stream project

    Scheduling a pre-bid meeting and having an experienced contractor are key to a successful project

  • Webinar Series: Oil sands potential. Untapped.

    Webinar Series: Oil sands potential. Untapped.

    Thursday, October 30, 2018, 2 PM to 3 PM MST. Join Alberta Innovates, Stantec, and COSIA for a live webinar series on the untapped potential of Alberta’s oil sands.

  • Championing a changing office space at Stantec Tower

    Championing a changing office space at Stantec Tower

    Our new global headquarters embraces workplace innovation and design—offering unique flexibility and a community connection

  • From the Design Quarterly: Why should design firms leverage gaming engines?

    From the Design Quarterly: Why should design firms leverage gaming engines?

    The Digital Practice group borrows tech from the video game world to solve design challenges

  • Stantec: Our evolution from 1 person to a global firm

    Stantec: Our evolution from 1 person to a global firm

    Embracing our Edmontonian roots in the new Stantec Tower

  • Published in Interior Design: Solitair Brickell

    Published in Interior Design: Solitair Brickell

    Solitair Brickell, a 50-story high-rise sports a unique angular basket-weave facade that riffs on the Medjool date palm

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