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Stantec ranked a top education architecture firm in the US

Celebrates 34 new projects opening this fall

In its annual report on leaders in the design and construction industry, Building Design + Construction (BD+C) magazine ranks global design firm Stantec as the No. 1 K-12 and No. 5 university design firm in the US.

The magazine’s “Giants 300 Report” also places Stantec as the No. 1 overall architecture/engineering firm and in the Top 3 in several other design sectors.  The rankings are based on reported revenues for 2016.

Stantec was credited as the top the K-12 school sector firm for designing technology-rich spaces that encourage hands-on, collaborative, and real-world learning experiences. The magazine called out Stantec’s leading role in designing for Career and Technical Education learning environments, such as Sterling Aviation High School in Houston, as well as its creative, flexible designs, including Lee Elementary School in Coppell, Texas. The firm’s award-winning work for the dynamic Frederick Middle School and highly anticipated Academies of Loudoun, both in Virginia, are among Stantec’s recent and ongoing projects.

“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, Stantec. “We have been fortunate to design some of the most innovative education facilities across the country and we will continue to push the envelope to deliver the most inspiring spaces to our clients.”

On the university side, the firm was praised for its innovative science and technology buildings that foster interdisciplinary learning, including the new Yale Science Building in New Haven, Conn.

“From a design perspective, the convergence of several trends is changing the way university buildings look and function,” said Don Hensley, vice president and education sector leader, Stantec. “As a firm, we are committed to being on the forefront of these so that we can continue to bring unique expertise to each project.”

During August and September, students and staff will return to more than 34 new or renovated buildings for which Stantec has provided design services. The buildings range from a new high school in Olathe, KS, to five schools targeting net positive energy rating in Myrtle Beach, SC, to a science and engineering building for The Ohio State University at Marion, to six elementary schools in Texas.

Stantec Architecture has continually been named one of the top design firms in the nation, including the No. 10 firm on Architectural Record report. The company’s multi-disciplinary education design team delivers on education buildings that serve as creative places where students eat, meet, study, socialize, and continue their learning outside of the classroom. Stantec has served schools, colleges, and universities across the globe.

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. Our work—architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, engineering, construction services, project management, and project economics, from initial project concept and planning through design, construction, commissioning, maintenance, decommissioning, and remediation—begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. 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.

Now in its 41st year, BD+C’s annual Giants 300 report ranks AEC firms by discipline and across more than 20 building sectors and specialty services. The rankings are based on 2016 reported revenue from all buildings-related design.                      

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Stantec Media Relations
Ph: (585) 319-3052
Cell: (585) 355-9107
marti.mueller@stantec.com

Lee Elementary School

Stantec was credited as the top the K-12 school sector firm for designing technology-rich spaces that encourage hands-on, collaborative, and real-world learning experiences.

Frederick County Middle School

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