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Holistic design for first-of-its-kind water reuse initiative

Working alongside Denver Water, the General Contractor Mortenson Construction and the Owner’s Representative Trammell Crow, the Stantec designed building is not only on track for LEED Platinum certification and Net Zero Energy use, but it also stands poised to introduce the most revolutionary approach to office scaled water conservation and reuse in the State of Colorado. The building’s sustainable features include: onsite solar; a radiant slab powered by the complex’s central utility plant to conserve heat and energy; a high-efficiency triple pane-glazed window system; and biophilic design.

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Stantec supports Harvard study that shows incorporating natural elements indoors reduces stress and improves creativity

Stantec announced last month that is supporting a company-sponsored biophilic design research through the Healthy Building Program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Biophilic design is a strategic approach to incorporate nature into the built environment. The research shows that biophilic design can improve holistic wellness and key cognitive functions, boosting key critical business metrics.

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New education center for Kenaitze Indian Tribe breaks ground

The Kenaitze Indian Tribe recently broke ground on its newest education center in Kenai, Alaska. The center focuses on the Tribal Council’s commitment to building a tribal-owned, culturally appropriate education campus that consolidates core educational components and programs in one state-of-the-art, central facility. Design of the educational center is being led by a local team of architects and engineers from the Anchorage office of Stantec. Blazy Construction is the general contractor.

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Healthy airports: What terminals will look like post-pandemic

“The aviation industry has certainly felt the hit of COVID-19– turning the green numbers into red in a matter of weeks or even days. With that said, this pandemic also reminds us of moments in history like 9/11, SARS, or financial recessions, when aviation took a hard hit, but returned from crisis and recovered strong. So, what’s next? Travelers will be looking to the airlines to restore normalcy and regain their trust as safe places to be and use. Now is the right time to ask ourselves– because we are all in this together– how we can help the industry come back stronger,” states author Alvaro Fernandez de Mesa, an associate based in Stantec’s Vancouver office.

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Stantec-designed Lakehouse earns WELL Precertification at Gold Level

Stantec-designed Lakehouse is a new, 12-story, 196-unit mixed-use condominium and rowhome community overlooking Sloan’s Lake Park in Denver, CO. It is the first residential project in the state to earn WELL Precertification under the WELL Building Standard™. Lakehouse was awarded WELL Precertification at the Gold Level by the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) for its commitment to measurably demonstrating its works towards promoting residents’ health across the WELL program’s seven key performance areas: air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.

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Sustainable design featured at Charles Library at Temple University in Philadelphia

As part of a $1.2 billion capital improvement program for its Main Campus in North Philadelphia, Temple University commissioned Stantec, as part of a joint venture with Snøhetta, to design its new library. The building’s base is covered in granite and appears different in color depending on the time of day, creating an evocative mood. Glass is strategically positioned at the three entrances to allow in the natural light and foster a sense of transparency.

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A healthy future for mass timber in medical facilities

Contributing author Lanny Flynn, Principal, Buildings Engineering at Stantec, takes a comprehensive look at the use of mass timber as a design element and as an advanced building material in the construction of medical facilities. Flynn shares his expertise citing research on positive health outcomes; the types and key elements of mass timber; benefits including infection control and ease of mass timber construction; safety concerns; and future changes in the International Building Code which will introduce three new construction types enabling the consideration of mass timber for larger facilities.

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Can a kids’ healthcare space teach, entertain, and heal?

“Can a kids’ healthcare space teach, entertain, and heal?” Iva Radikova, Associate/Senior Interior Designer and Olivera Sipka, Senior Associate of Stantec, answer yes! In this article, they discuss how their design of ErinoakKids’ three treatment centers in Ontario, Canada, focused on three pillars: play, achievement and memory.

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Harrisburg University of Science and Technology breaks ground on second academic tower

“As the University expands its downtown Harrisburg footprint with this second academic tower, Stantec’s work for HUST represents the latest in a growing trend for health sciences education,” Alex Wing, principal for Stantec. “Statistics from the Bureau for Labor indicate healthcare occupation employment is projected to grow 18 percent through 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs. Because of this greater demand for healthcare services, academic institutions will find value in establishing flexible facilities able to adapt to changing needs.”

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Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

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Cradle to Cradle Certified products

The Cradle to Cradle program certifies products based on five quality categories—material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness. Click here to see a list of building supply & materials, as well as other products, that are Cradle to Cradle certified.