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Stantec soars in design industry rankings

No. 10 global design firm; No. 10 US architecture firm, and claims No. 1 spot in US K-12 school design

Global design firm Stantec recently claimed top 10 status in three major industry rankings.

Stantec is ranked No. 10 on the Top 150 Global Design Firms list by Engineering News-Record (ENR) and No. 10 on the Top 300 Architecture Firms list by Architectural Record, both leading industry publications.

In addition, in a series of rankings by Building Design + Construction (BD+C) magazine, Stantec is ranked the No. 1 K-12 school and No. 5 university design firm in the United States. Stantec is also the No. 1 A/E firm in the nation, according to the BD+C survey.

All three publication rankings are based on reported revenues from 2016.

Engineering News-Record
The 22,000-person firm has been a mainstay in the ENR rankings, but in claiming the No. 10 spot among more than 150 global design firms, realizes a long-held business objective.  

Bob Gomes, president and chief executive officer says, “This milestone is a credit to our employees and clients, and it underscores continued progress on our goal to attain top tier status in each of the markets and geographic areas we serve.”

Architectural Record
Stantec’s architecture and interior design team provides transformative design solutions for clients across North America and the globe. Their portfolio includes work for clients in education, commercial, healthcare, civic, science and technology, airports, and industrial clients. This is Stantec’s first appearance in the top 10 of Architectural Record’s widely recognized Top 300 Architecture Firm report.

“The confidence our clients place in us fuels the growth and vitality of our architecture practice,” says Leonard Castro, executive vice president, Buildings. “We believe that the creativity and energy our design teams bring to every project, no matter the size or scale, sets us apart from competitors and contributes to our continued success.”

Building Design + Construction
BD+C’s annual Giants survey ranks design and construction firms in 17 markets. Stantec achieved top 10 rankings in 15 of those markets, and again earned the spot as No. 1 Architecture/Engineering firm in the United States.

Stantec is also ranked the top the K-12 school design firm. The magazine cites Stantec for designing technology-rich spaces that encourage hands-on, collaborative, and real-world learning experiences. Stantec’s education planners and designers are also leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM and Career & Technical Education (CTE) design.

“The K-12 sector is constantly evolving and it’s great to be recognized as a leader in the market,” said Tom Oehler, vice president and senior principal. “We have been lucky enough to design some of the most innovative education facilities across North America and we will continue to push the envelope to deliver the most inspiring spaces to our clients.”

Stantec also ranks highly in other A/E rankings announced by BD+C:

  • No. 1      Government Sector
  • No. 2      Green Building
  • No. 2      Industrial Sector
  • No. 3      Reconstruction
  • No. 4      Healthcare Sector
  • N0. 5      Office Sector

About Stantec
We're active members of the communities we serve. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind

The Stantec community unites approximately 22,000 employees working in over 400 locations across 6 continents. We collaborate across disciplines and industries to bring buildings, energy and resource, environmental, water, and infrastructure projects to life. Our work—engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, construction services, project management, and project economics, from initial project concept and planning through to design, construction, commissioning, maintenance, decommissioning, and remediation—begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships.

Our local strength, knowledge, and relationships, coupled with our world-class expertise, have allowed us to go anywhere to meet our clients' needs in more creative and personalized ways. With a long-term commitment to the people and places we serve, Stantec has the unique ability to connect to projects on a personal level and advance the quality of life in communities across the globe. Stantec trades on the TSX and the NYSE under the symbol STN. Visit us at or find us on social media.

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