• 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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  • Montréal-Mirabel International Airport

    Rehabilitating a runway to meet the highest standards in airport design

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Taking airport design to new heights

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

Architecture transforms chaos into order, allowing us to positively shape the future of our cities and communities.

Cecilia Einarson Senior Principal, Sector Leader, Airports (Terminals)
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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. In-depth case-studies of ten airports around the world are featured in the book, which 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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<p><p><p>00:01 we try and bring a sense of place to all</p> </p> </p> <p><p>00:04</p> <p><p>the airports we do and it's particularly</p> </p> </p> <p><p>00:07</p> <p><p>important here</p> </p> </p> <p><p>00:12</p> <p><p>iqaluit is the capital of Nunavut and</p> </p> </p> <p><p>00:15</p> <p><p>everyone passes through the airport it's</p> </p> </p> <p><p>00:18</p> <p><p>on an island so the airport there is</p> </p> </p> <p><p>00:20</p> <p><p>really truly the crossroads for that</p> </p> </p> <p><p>00:22</p> <p><p>community for people coming from the</p> </p> </p> <p><p>00:24</p> <p><p>outer communities like Cambridge Bay or</p> </p> </p> <p><p>00:26</p> <p><p>coming north from Ottawa or east from</p> </p> </p> <p><p>00:29</p> <p><p>Yellowknife everyone passes through that</p> </p> </p> <p><p>00:31</p> <p><p>Airport so it is the great meeting place</p> </p> </p> <p><p>00:34</p> <p><p>there's a lot of meters and greeters in</p> </p> </p> <p><p>00:38</p> <p><p>the airport so if you go to the airport</p> </p> </p> <p><p>00:39</p> <p><p>today up there you'll find that for</p> </p> </p> <p><p>00:41</p> <p><p>every traveler there'll be three or four</p> </p> </p> <p><p>00:43</p> <p><p>people or their meeting them saying</p> </p> </p> <p><p>00:45</p> <p><p>goodbye so we've prided tried to create</p> </p> </p> <p><p>00:48</p> <p><p>a place where those meters and greeters</p> </p> </p> <p><p>00:50</p> <p><p>can become true where they can spend an</p> </p> </p> <p><p>00:52</p> <p><p>hour saying goodbye or waiting for their</p> </p> </p> <p><p>00:55</p> <p><p>guests to arrive art plays a big</p> </p> </p> <p><p>00:57</p> <p><p>function in the life of the into it they</p> </p> </p> <p><p>01:01</p> <p><p>were great craftsmen both making their</p> </p> </p> <p><p>01:03</p> <p><p>tools and their houses and they carried</p> </p> </p> <p><p>01:05</p> <p><p>that over into making art objects and so</p> </p> </p> <p><p>01:07</p> <p><p>we're bringing that art into the Rotunda</p> </p> </p> <p><p>01:10</p> <p><p>into these public spaces in a major way</p> </p> </p> <p><p>01:12</p> <p><p>reflecting the culture to both the</p> </p> </p> <p><p>01:14</p> <p><p>community there and to visitors who are</p> </p> </p> <p><p>01:17</p> <p><p>coming to see the Arctic for the first</p> </p> </p> <p><p>01:19</p> <p><p>time I hope that it is a great community</p> </p> </p> <p><p>01:23</p> <p><p>center that the community will think it</p> </p> </p> <p><p>01:25</p> <p><p>reflects the value of the government the</p> </p> </p> <p><p>01:27</p> <p><p>value of the people the values of the</p> </p> </p> <p><p>01:29</p> <p><p>community and will be used on a regular</p> </p> </p> <p><p>01:31</p> <p><p>basis for functions beyond just</p> </p> </p> <p><p>01:34</p> <p><p>transportation that'll be used for a</p> </p> </p> <p><p>01:36</p> <p><p>community meeting space and it'll feel</p> </p> </p> <p><p>01:38</p> <p><p>like home to them that it reflects their</p> </p> </p> <p><p>01:40</p> <p><p>character their culture</p> </p> </p> <p><p>01:43</p> <p><p>you</p> </p> </p>

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Santiago International Airport Expansion

Stantec designed the original Santiago airport terminal over 15 years ago. Based on that experience, a strong relationship with fellow consortium member Capitel S.A., and a deep and diverse airport portfolio, we were selected for the airport’s significant expansion. Read More

Edmonton International Airport Expansion

The expansion builds on a project completed by Stantec 8 years ago. One of its most memorable features is the living wall, the first in any airport in North America. A full two stories high, it’s hard to miss, and serves as a symbol of the airport’s commitment to sustainable design. 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
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Completed over 200 airports worldwide
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.
Cecilia Einarson Senior Principal, Sector Leader, Airports (Terminals) Read More

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

Stanis Smith, Executive Vice President, Creativity & Innovation

Vancouver Airport is one of my favorite projects—it represents a successful client relationship spanning more than 20 years.
Stanis Smith Executive Vice President, Creativity & Innovation Read More

Warren Thompson, Principal, Programs and Business Solutions

My passion is providing advice to great municipal and airport clients through planning support and capacity building.
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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

Noel Best, Principal

One of the basic tenets of my design approach to airports is to bring a 'sense of place' to the architecture and interior design.

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
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  • Cecilia Einarson

    Senior Principal, Sector Leader, Airports (Terminals)

  • Dave Dargie

    Vice President, Sector Leader, Airports (Infrastructure)

  • Stanis Smith

    Executive Vice President, Creativity & Innovation

  • Warren Thompson

    Principal, Programs and Business Solutions

  • Maurice Best

    Senior Associate, Transportation

  • Noel Best


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  • 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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