Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham, ON. Photo by richardjohnson.ca.
Established: 1998

Staff: 500

Locations: Vancouver, B.C.; Kamloops, B.C.; Edmonton, Alta.; Calgary, Alta.; Saskatoon, Sask.; Regina, Sask.; Winnipeg, Man.; Toronto, Ont.; Sacramento, Calif.; Rochester, N.Y.

Healthcare Markets: Acute Care, Ambulatory Care, Behavioral/Mental Health, Education/Research, Emergency Care

Services: Architecture, Consulting, Engineering, Green/Sustainable Design, Interior Design, Landscape Design, Medical Equipment Planning, Programming, Strategic Planning

Three Projects of Note:

Chatham-Kent Health Alliance [Chatham, ON] April 2004

Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute (with KMD Architects, Cardiac Design Consultant) [Edmonton, AB] September 2007

Vancouver General Hospital Tower Completion Project [Vancouver, BC] May 2003

Contact Information:

Bruce Raber

Suite 1100 - 111 Dunsmuir St.

Vancouver, BC V6B 6A3 Canada

Ph. (604) 696-8092 Fax: (604) 696-8100

E-mail: bruce.raber@stantec.com

Web: http://www.stantec.com

Stantec Architecture has established an award-winning reputation in the design and retrofit of healthcare facilities, satisfying complex programmatic requirements while creating functional and healing environments that are patient- and staff-focused. We take a holistic approach that integrates evidence-based design, sophisticated technical concepts, cost management, and functional considerations with the needs of patients and staff. We offer complete, multidisciplinary services for healthcare projects, including feasibility studies, operational and staffing reviews, master and strategic plans, functional programs, equipment planning, design, documentation, contract administration, and postoccupancy evaluations.

What do you think is a pressing issue/controversy today with healthcare design?

We will need to continue to manage the ever-changing interface between medical planning and care delivery and will have to adapt new flexible building technologies to healthcare. Our biggest challenge will be to convince ourselves of the enormous health, operational, and environmental benefits of fully daylit, gracious, and sustainable buildings for healthcare.