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  • Issue 04 | Intersections

    Issue 04 | Intersections

    When the silos break down, connections between people and place grow.

  • HoloLens on? Check. Ready for blast off. Destination: great design.

    HoloLens on? Check. Ready for blast off. Destination: great design.

    How an augmented reality spacewalk on the rocky surface of Mars marked the start of an opportunity that helps our designers better understand our clients’ needs

  • Prefab lab systems: Concepts to optimize construction, maintenance, and flexibility

    Prefab lab systems: Concepts to optimize construction, maintenance, and flexibility

    Prefabricating multiple elements in the new Yale University Science Building eases construction and helps future-proof the research laboratory

  • From the Design Quarterly: Seeing civic infrastructure differently

    From the Design Quarterly: Seeing civic infrastructure differently

    People-centered design for community infrastructure facilities upends expectations

  • Smart curtailment: the little-known battle between nature and efficient wind power

    Smart curtailment: the little-known battle between nature and efficient wind power

    Working to save bats, energy, and money at the same time—it’s all about site-specific risk patterns

  • STEM is for everyone: 3 ways to “change the equation” of equality in the workplace

    STEM is for everyone: 3 ways to “change the equation” of equality in the workplace

    This year’s S.H.E. Summit offered a wide perspective on how we can cooperate across genders to build rewarding careers

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  • Wood is good (Part 1): 7 reasons to consider wood construction on your next project

    Wood is good (Part 1): 7 reasons to consider wood construction on your next project

    Safety, resilience, and versatility are all advantages that mass timber can offer compared to steel and concrete

  • From the Design Quarterly: Breaking down silos in healthcare education

    From the Design Quarterly: Breaking down silos in healthcare education

    How design can support the creation of a cross-disciplinary culture of learning

  • Curiosity and artistry: 6 takeaways on downtowns

    Curiosity and artistry: 6 takeaways on downtowns

    The 2018 International Downtown Association conference inspired a renewed love of place—and the desire to make downtowns better

  • Extreme caution! The trials and tribulations of renovating historic buildings in NYC

    Extreme caution! The trials and tribulations of renovating historic buildings in NYC

    An engineer gives an inside-out perspective on guiding Gilded Age properties into a new era

  • You can reshape the mold and learn to fly—and I’m proof of that

    You can reshape the mold and learn to fly—and I’m proof of that

    My journey growing up in rural Nova Scotia, battling self-doubt, and making my mark in a male-dominated profession

  • Embracing a new eDNA technology

    Embracing a new eDNA technology

    New sampling approach helps to detect the presence of rare aquatic species—in real time

  • Fueling the fire: How a designer’s diversion from studying created new opportunities

    Fueling the fire: How a designer’s diversion from studying created new opportunities

    An international design competition provides an unexpected platform for personal and professional growth

  • The top 3 things that make managing a forest preserve successful

    The top 3 things that make managing a forest preserve successful

    Community partnership, long-term leadership, and committed project partners: key ingredients in managing a forest preserve

  • One man’s journey to help solve the global water and sanitation crisis

    One man’s journey to help solve the global water and sanitation crisis

    November 19 was World Toilet Day. Tony Petrucci talks about his volunteer work and why clean water is no laughing matter.

  • Join our Stantec mining experts at the AEMA Annual Meeting and Exposition

    Join our Stantec mining experts at the AEMA Annual Meeting and Exposition

    Our experts present on mine planning and permitting to close from the beginning at the American Exploration & Mining Association’s annual conference

  • A new twist for iconic brands

    A new twist for iconic brands

    Adapting hotel brand standards to reflect local culture and stand out in the South Florida marketplace

  • Microtransit series (Part 3): How tech can help transit unlock microtransit's opportunities

    Microtransit series (Part 3): How tech can help transit unlock microtransit's opportunities

    Technology in transit is no longer a nice-to-have…it’s a must-have

  • 5 reasons to cheer high-rise development—when it’s done right

    5 reasons to cheer high-rise development—when it’s done right

    Reduced traffic, better commutes, improved streetscapes, and more positive impacts that might turn a NIMBY into a YIMBY

  • SITC Week 2018: Pacific Region Recap

    SITC Week 2018: Pacific Region Recap

    Pacific Region SITC Recap

  • From the Design Quarterly: What happens when hospitals move out?

    From the Design Quarterly: What happens when hospitals move out?

    What can our experience designing urban places tell us about planning for the next chapter of healthcare building reuse?

  • Does your land development project maximize environmental assets?

    Does your land development project maximize environmental assets?

    There is a value proposition to retaining environmental features for developers and home buyers—and it’s changed in the last 20 years

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