• Pier 4

    With resiliency in mind, Pier 4 is designed to resist a three- to six-foot surge above the 100-year flood level

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  • HUD National Disaster Resilience Competition

    Helping communities secure millions to build back stronger and smarter

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  • Clean How to green Atlanta

    Saving the Atlanta community more than $650 million

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Making our communities stronger

From extreme weather to aging populations to terrorism, our professional consulting in disaster response and recovery, resilience assessment, mitigation, and design unites improvements in infrastructure, environment, and quality of life to improve community resilience across the globe. As active members in the communities we serve, when it comes to protecting our homes—and the people and places that make them so special—we’re not just talk, we’re actively committed. Read More

Building resiliency means restoring natural systems and improving social equity by advancing education, public health, and personal wealth.

John Bucher Senior Planner
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Why Resilience Matters

Stantec employees discuss why resilience is important, both professionally and personally.

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<p><b>Anton Germishuizen</b></p> <p>You know, I think Sandy really brought this whole issue to bear. I was a resident in Philadelphia at the time, so lived through the storm. When you drive through the communities and see the damage that was caused by a pretty profound natural event, it was a turning point certainly for a lot of the thinking in that region, and I think it's driven a tremendous awareness now.</p> <p><b>Brian Larson</b></p> <p>My father's house was destroyed through Irene. He lives in Upstate New York in a small town. It basically stripped all its contents: he lost his clothes, his bedding, his books, his albums, his TV, and basically everything.</p> <p><b>Bob Seager</b></p> <p>We want to create projects that will essentially enhance the natural settings, so we work hard to re-create habitats for wildlife, vegetation that will be resilient, will be able to withstand variations in water flow or temperature, things of that nature.</p> <p><b>Lui Mancinelli</b></p> <p>I ultimately care about the environments and the communities that we support, that we build, that we live in, and I think resiliency is about making sure that those communities can continue to thrive and those communities are places where&nbsp; my child and my family live and play and work in.</p> <p><b>Stanis Smith</b></p> <p>We owe a responsibility to future generations that we're designing buildings that are going to have a lasting legacy, and that aren't just going to be a kind of disposable artifact of our culture.</p> <p><b>Anton Germishuizen</b></p> <p>I think at Stantec we have a phenomenal opportunity to really have an impact on this agenda. We are a systems-design-driven company. We have a very deep bench with incredible resources to bear on these wicked problems that our clients have to solve, and so it's just a phenomenal opportunity to be able to be here at this time dealing with what I believe will be a bigger issue in the future. We’re going to be seeing more of these needs coming up.</p>

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Low Level Road: Community resilience through sustainable transportation

As the world’s first transportation project to receive an Envision Platinum award for sustainable infrastructure, there’s quite a bit under the hood. Low Level Road improves community mobility, enhances the availability of active transportation options, improves community safety, and mitigates threats from unstable slopes and seismic risks. The design team also contributed to sustainable infrastructure through economic development and stability in the local community. Read More
We understand that the social, environmental, and economic aspects of a community are all connected

We helped our clients win 22% of all funding awarded by HUD in a 2016 resilience-plan competition
Our work has helped to save over 11,000 gallons of water per day
We saved and cared for freshwater turtles after a 843,000 gallon oil spill
How to grow

John Malueg, Manager of Resiliency Programs

We know disasters will happen—designing to help communities rebound quickly is not only a great challenge but also an imperative.
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Josh Human, Senior Associate

In my work at Stantec, I help clients across the world create paths to resiliency.

Caroline Cunningham, Senior Hazard Mitigation Planner

Think critically and creatively, but never be afraid to challenge the status quo.
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Guy Félio, Senior Associate

I’m dedicated to providing value to communities in their journey to achieve sustainable and resilient infrastructure founded on sound asset-management practices.

Lourette Swanepoel, Senior Associate

With strategic planning we can influence shifts in our Stantec practices and externally in the marketplace—improving the decision-making process.
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Larissa Brown, Principal, Community Development

I’m about helping communities envision their shared future: to learn and adapt, to anticipate risks, to recover rapidly from disasters, and to evolve in a world of rapid change.
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Stuart Adams, Associate, Environmental Services

Let’s work together to identify and execute forward-thinking actions that enable tremendous, long-term successes.
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Robert (Bob) Schreibeis, Senior Principal

My goal is risk reduction - fostering resilience before a disaster, minimizing losses when disasters strike, and accelerating recovery.
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  • John Malueg

    Manager of Resiliency Programs

  • Josh Human

    Senior Associate

  • Caroline Cunningham

    Senior Hazard Mitigation Planner

  • Guy Félio

    Senior Associate

  • Lourette Swanepoel

    Senior Associate

  • Larissa Brown

    Principal, Community Development

  • Stuart Adams

    Associate, Environmental Services

  • Robert (Bob) Schreibeis

    Senior Principal

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Architecture We create spaces that are engaging and uplifting, that contribute to our collective sense of health and well-being, and encourage the sustainable stewardship of our communities.
Buildings Engineering With decades of innovation and experience under our belts we’re engineering a promising future leveraging the best in building systems, technology, energy analysis, and sustainable performance.
Interior Design As humans, we spend a significant portion of our daily lives inside. We believe our emotional and physical well-being is dramatically impacted by the places where we live, work, and play.
Environmental Services With 3,100 environmental staff in 20 specialties, we know what to do. When we’re gathering data to permit a new project or collaborating on a plan to remediate an old one, our passion for science drives us.
Landscape Architecture Whether it's an urban park, a restored wetland, an athletic complex, or a waterfront destination—through analysis, planning, and design, we create inspired landscapes that reflect context and user needs.
Community Development We create communities by planning, developing, designing, and implementing the infrastructure needed to sustain their growth.
Transportation Services Working within the context of the communities we serve, we provide planning, engineering, and infrastructure management services that fit the needs of our clients and improve the overall traveler experience.
How to green & Wastewater Engineering Through the life cycle of capture, use, reuse, and discharge, our team works to optimize every facet of a water system.
Urban Planning & Design Our plans help harness the forces reshaping North American communities. We create places that are authentic, green, walkable, connected and diverse.  

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