• YVR CORE Program Enhancements

    Environmentally friendly design takes the long view in major capital projects

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    The first P3 Airport in North America

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    Capturing the relationship between land and sea

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Taking airport design to new heights

We’re taking airport design to the next level. From roadway to runway or full terminal design to retail tenant, our deep understanding of airport operations drives us to create destinations that are more efficient, memorable, and safer than ever before.

With projects completed at over 200 airports worldwide and client relationships lasting more than 20 years, we have the in-house expertise necessary to deliver a successful airport project. We work with our clients to uncover and celebrate what is unique about their region and use art and architecture to differentiate airports and make them more enjoyable and easier to get around.

Transforming airport terminals into destinations

The newly released Stantec Airports book looks at how airports can create memorable experiences for passengers and a sense of place for their communities. Featuring in-depth case-studies of ten airports around the world, our book includes unique photography and extensive architectural and engineering details. The Stantec Airports book tells a story that will resonate with the everyday traveler and those in the airport, architecture, and engineering industries.

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At ground level, it's an airport unlike any other

Through animation, we explore the question "why go up to go down" during our design of the Iqaluit Airport.

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00:01 we try and bring a sense of place to all

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the airports we do and it's particularly

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important here

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iqaluit is the capital of Nunavut and

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everyone passes through the airport it's

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on an island so the airport there is

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really truly the crossroads for that

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community for people coming from the

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outer communities like Cambridge Bay or

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coming north from Ottawa or east from

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Yellowknife everyone passes through that

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Airport so it is the great meeting place

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there's a lot of meters and greeters in

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the airport so if you go to the airport

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today up there you'll find that for

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every traveler there'll be three or four

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people or their meeting them saying

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goodbye so we've prided tried to create

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a place where those meters and greeters

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can become true where they can spend an

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hour saying goodbye or waiting for their

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guests to arrive art plays a big

00:57

function in the life of the into it they

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were great craftsmen both making their

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tools and their houses and they carried

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that over into making art objects and so

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we're bringing that art into the Rotunda

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into these public spaces in a major way

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reflecting the culture to both the

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community there and to visitors who are

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coming to see the Arctic for the first

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time I hope that it is a great community

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center that the community will think it

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reflects the value of the government the

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value of the people the values of the

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community and will be used on a regular

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basis for functions beyond just

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transportation that'll be used for a

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community meeting space and it'll feel

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like home to them that it reflects their

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character their culture

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you

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JFK Terminals 6 and 7 Development Project

In 2017, JetBlue—the operators of Terminal 5 at the JFK Airport in New York—selected Vantage Airport Group and RXR Realty to design a new terminal on the Terminal 6 site and replace the existing terminal on the Terminal 7 site. Our job? To design Terminals 6 and 7 and their associated airside and landside infrastructure in association with Corgan. Read More

Lynden Pindling International Airport

When you’re embarrassed to have visitors in your home, it might be time to clean up. When your home is the national airport, and visitors are your number one source of income, it’s time for a redesign. Read More

Border Walk

Over two million people use land-crossings each year to cross the US-Mexican border for flights departing from Mexico’s Tijuana International Airport (TIJ). The CBX takes advantage of TIJ’s proximity to the border with an 86,000 SF building containing departures and arrivals functions and a 390-foot pedestrian skybridge over the border. Read More
1 in 3 North American passengers travel through airports where we have completed major projects
40+
Terminals
200+
Airports
25+
Years

We’ve worked on more than 40 terminal projects.
We’ve completed more than 200 airports worldwide.
We have more than 25 years of experience working in airports.
Expert Spotlight

Cecilia Einarson, Senior Principal, Sector Leader, Airports (Terminals)

Architecture transforms chaos into order, allowing us to positively shape the future of our cities and communities.
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Dave Dargie, Vice President, Sector Leader, Airports (Infrastructure)

It’s my job to collaborate with owners and operators to design safe and efficient airports to enhance our air travel experience.
Dave Dargie Vice President, Sector Leader, Airports (Infrastructure) Read More

Rian Burger, Senior Principal, Buildings

There’s never a dull moment in the sheer complexity and diversity of airports work.

Ana Cappelletti, Associate, Senior Designer

Always strive for excellence whether you’re designing an airport or a garden shed. To each client, the project is important and significant.
Ana Cappelletti Associate, Senior Designer Read More

Maurice Best, Senior Associate, Transportation

I focus on forging long-term relationships within the aviation community by providing superior customer value and performance.
Maurice Best Senior Associate, Transportation Read More

Janice Hicks, Principal

We design to make daily lives more enjoyable—to create spaces that provide people a sense of freshness, delight, inspiration, and surprise.

Kent Goodwin, Principal, Architecture

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. -Aristotle

Cecilia Einarson

Senior Principal, Sector Leader, Airports (Terminals)

Dave Dargie

Vice President, Sector Leader, Airports (Infrastructure)

Rian Burger

Senior Principal, Buildings

Ana Cappelletti

Associate, Senior Designer

Maurice Best

Senior Associate, Transportation

Janice Hicks

Principal

Kent Goodwin

Principal, Architecture

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Airport Terminal Design Designs that feel like destinations. We design the entire passenger experience.
Airfield Electrical You know what’s in front of and around you. There’s comfort in that. So we partner with airports all over to make sure that safety and security is there, for pilots and passengers alike.
Baggage Systems Design We’re always thinking of ways to make that trip more efficient, more accurate, and safer.
Sustainability & Building Performance We blend art and science to help clients realize the full potential of their projects in terms of life cycle cost, energy efficiency, carbon reduction, human health, and wellness.
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.
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.
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.
Transportation services The success of a community is dependent on its transportation network.
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.
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.

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