Design at Stantec

Design matters

At its heart, building design is about creating meaningful and responsive environments for people. Interior or exterior, we create spaces that are engaging and uplifting, that contribute to our sense of health and wellbeing, and the sustainable stewardship of our communities.

Every intervention impacts the public realm and contributes to community building. This is both our opportunity and our responsibility.

Michael Moxam Vice President, Architecture

Design Quarterly: The Sustainable City

Design ideas that put responsible consumption of resources at the fore and promote wellness, living small, autonomous vehicles, and urban agriculture as means to create more livable cities. Learn More

Living small. Sharing more.

As affordable urban living spaces get smaller, designing areas where people can gather becomes more important. Enter Stantec’s R&D fund.

The Five Parameters of Design Excellence

Clarity – driven by a clear idea
The genesis of each project is a clear idea, founded on an intimate understanding of client, site program, and community history, culture, and context. Articulated through diagrams, models, and narrative, this storyline defines the projects’ essential meaning.

Purpose – a thoughtful approach
The focus of our work is the enrichment of human experience and wellbeing. Thoughtful attention to place making, spatial sequence, light, material, and detail advance public realm and community building.

Discovery – challenging preconceptions through curiosity
Design inspires us. With a mindset to challenge preconceptions, we ask the right questions, critically evaluate ideas, and reveal appropriate solutions.

Performance – measureable objectives
Responsible design combines function and significance. Measurable performance encompasses functional planning, integrated engineering, and environmental responsiveness to achieve value, meaning, and clarity.

Craft – material legibility
The idea behind a project is legible through its built form. The attention, care, and consistency with which we select and assemble systems and materials bring the project to life.


George Brown College Waterfront Health Sciences Campus

Located on Toronto's waterfront, George Brown College's new waterfront campus blends architectural elements of the area's shipping and industrial heritage while providing a state-of-the-art interprofessional learning environment for health practioners. View More

National Centre for Cancer Care & Research

A world-class cancer facility, the NCCCR sets a new global standard for how modern health facilities can maximize healing, cure discovery and cancer prevention within an environment that is nurturing and decidedly non-institutional. View More

Richard J. Lee Elementary School

Lee Elementary combines a non-traditional student-led learning model with sustainable design strategies to become Coppell ISD’s first Net-Zero school—a place where learning will thrive for generations to come. View More

Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health

A beautiful space that showcases Vancouver Coastal Health’s unique whole brain approach, uniting patient clinics and research under one roof to search for the cures for neurological diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, depression and other brain disorders. View More

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