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Stantec names global leader for education design sector

New leader focused on driving success of design for PreK-12 and higher education markets


Stantec, a global integrated design firm, has appointed Léo Lejeune to lead the education sector for its global Buildings practice. He will oversee design and engineering services for PreK-12, higher education, and student housing projects, leading the firm’s strategy for sector-wide growth.

As global education sector leader, Lejeune offers more than 25 years of education facility design expertise. He connects thought leadership throughout the firm to ensure design excellence and innovation is at the forefront. In his new role, he will also oversee the firm’s Research + Benchmarking program that provides an internal framework to increase collective knowledge, explore industry trends, and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of Stantec designs.

Throughout his career, Lejeune has been responsible for building and nurturing client relationships, leading project teams, and mentoring developing talent. He has held key leadership roles on the design of the Student Association Building at MacEwan University, University of Calgary Clinical Skills Building Addition, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Master Plan, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Centre for Applied Technology, among others.

Lejeune also contributes thought leadership to industry publications and global design conferences. An active member of SCUP, he has presented at regional and national conferences on topics related to campus master plans, higher education architectural design, and sustainability.

“With a distinguished career at Stantec, Léo has long demonstrated an ability to use innovation, collaboration, and inspiration to lead complex projects and multi-disciplinary teams,” said Stephen Phillips, senior vice president for Buildings at Stantec. “In this new role, Leo will knit together the resources and expertise of Stantec’s global education practice to design spaces that inspire the next generation of learners.”

Ranked as a top ten design firm by Architectural Record, Building Design + Construction, and Engineering News Record, Stantec creates award-winning, high-performing facilities across North America. Recent projects include: Kettering University Learning Commons, Spring Branch ISD Memorial High School, Northeast Community Propel K-8 Academy, and UC Davis Green at West Village Student Housing in the U.S. as well as Elizabeth Quintal School for Peerless Trout First Nation, British Columbia Institute of Technology Health Sciences Centre, and University of Lethbridge Science Commons in Canada.

For more information about Stantec’s education expertise and projects, visit

About Stantec
Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That’s why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

We care about the communities we serve—because they’re our communities too. This allows us to assess what’s needed and connect our expertise, to appreciate nuances and envision what’s never been considered, to bring together diverse perspectives so we can collaborate toward a shared success.

We’re designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

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Media Contact                                     
Susan Bender
Stantec Media Relations
Ph: (267) 773-9593

Léo Lejeune, Senior Principal, Sector Leader, Education 

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