February 13, 2010
by Canadian Architect
Design firm Stantec has ranked in the top 10 in Building Design magazine’s annual World Architecture 100 survey. The BD World Architecture 100 list is compiled each year based on the number of registered architects at each firm. Stantec ranked within the top 10 in five categories, as number 10 in North America, and as number 22 in the global top 100 list.
Over the last five years, Stantec’s architecture practice has grown significantly through acquisition. Recent additions of Murphy Hilgers in Toronto, Vollmer Associates in New York City, Chong Partners Architecture in San Francisco, and Granary Associates in Philadelphia have added a depth of resources and experience to Stantec’s architecture presence.
“Our architecture group has over 800 design staff working on creative, sustainable solutions from our offices across North America and the UAE,” says Stanis Smith, Stantec’s Senior Vice President. “In particular, we are a leader in health-care and educational facilities design and we are proud to be the only Canadian firm in those top 10 rankings.”
The rankings, which study hundreds of global architecture firms, placed Stantec in the top 10 in the following global market sectors: healthcare, retail, infrastructure, leisure, and criminal justice. Stantec also ranked in the top 10 for earnings in facilities management, surveying, landscape architecture, planning, and urban design.
“We have designers all across the continent who work on all types of projects,” says Alan Hartley, Stantec Vice President. “We have great expertise in a variety of sectors and being ranked in the top 10 for health-care, retail, infrastructure, leisure, and criminal justice sectors is a testament to our work.”
Stantec is involved in a number of major architecture projects across North America including the Winnipeg International Airport, which is targeted to be North America’s first LEED-certified airport, the new mental health outpatient and research centre at Seattle Veterans Hospital, Nassau Airport in the Bahamas, and Peterborough Regional Health Centre in Ontario, which recently won Contract Magazine’s Interior Award for health-care design.
Stantec provides professional consulting services in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics for infrastructure and facilities projects. They support public and private sector clients in a diverse range of markets in the infrastructure and facilities sector at every stage, from initial concept and financial feasibility to project completion and beyond. Their services are offered through approximately 10,000 employees operating out of more than 130 locations in North America. Stantec trades on the TSX and the NYSE under the symbol STN.