Ahead of the class in design

When schools succeed, communities succeed. When they partner for education, we can achieve great things. Through our forward-thinking designs, we help students and communities grow, thrive, and excel.

Parents want their children to have the best possible education. Teachers need functional and inspiring spaces to educate students. Administrators look for modern facilities that support the learning curriculum. And taxpayers seek resources that eliminate service overlap and save taxpayer dollars.

To help your school live up to these expectations, our PreK-12 team uses a comprehensive design process that engages stakeholders—from the Board (or Ministry) of Education to the general public—and is rooted in your school’s program goals.

From this process, we create inspiring and functional elementary, middle, or junior high, and high schools; career and technical education learning environments; spaces for athletics, performing arts, early childhood education; and special needs facilities that address your unique challenges and get results.

Why the most effective school designs go beyond safety and security

Educational facilities need more than a secure design—they need a productive and inspiring learning environment for all students. Read More

James Reese Career & Technical Center

This school aims to create adaptable thinkers and creative problem solvers who are active and engaged members of the community. In response to a stakeholder desire for career-based education that provides experience and skills, the James Reese Career & Technical Center focuses on design and innovation, aesthetics and wellness, technology and communication, and public impact. Read More

Maryland school district uses public-private partnership to build public schools

When Prince George’s County Public Schools needed to extend the service life of six of their schools by 30 years, the cost of a traditional project framework was daunting. Instead, they opted for a public-private partnership with a consortium that would be responsible for financing, designing, constructing, and operating. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) told this story—and highlighted Stantec’s role as designer and architect of record—in their Source information hub. Read More

Getting Back to School – K-12

Schools are at the heart of every successful community, and while the global pandemic has caused us to change our routines and set us on a new course, our school systems have responded quickly and adapted to changing conditions. As we emerge from the pandemic into a “new normal”, we hope this document will help you frame the questions that need to be asked to make informed decisions about planning, facilities, and operations that are in the best interest of your students, staff, and community. Read More


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.
Bond Programming When school districts are facing some of their most important and challenging decisions, we are there to help navigate them through to inventive solutions.
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.
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.
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.
Program & Construction Management We know from experience that delivering a complex project without surprises doesn’t mean there won’t be challenges, but our creative approach to planning and controls can head off most problems.
Research + Benchmarking Expertise is not static. Through our Research + Benchmarking program, we connect team members across sectors, geographies, and disciplines to continually learn and improve.

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