11-14-23 | Feature

Stantec Consulting Services Inc., Firms of the Mid-West

182 Locations in the U.S., and 44 Locations Across the Region.
by Staff

Stantec is a consulting firm for the built environment that unites approximately 26,000 team members working in more than 400 locations across the globe. We're planners, designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers collaborating at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships.
Our professional planners and landscape architects are dedicated to understanding the distinctive aspects of a site and its context, crafting award-winning places in urban, suburban, rural, and resort environments. Artistic passion, combined with an eagerness to create these exceptional spaces with our clients, drives the spirit of
our studio.
The landscape architecture discipline combines aesthetics, function, and human well-being to achieve sustainability. Through analysis, planning, and design, we create inspired landscapes that reflect context and user needs. Whether a park, a restored wetland, a town center, an athletic complex, a waterfront destination, or transportation facility enhancement, our landscape architects impact the quality of life in our communities. From concept development through construction drawings and implementation, we're the source and facilitator of creative ideas that are economically viable and environmentally responsible.

Shipyard, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Stantec is working with the city to design a rich assortment of attractions and programming that will provide visitors and residents with a year-round destination to gather. The Shipyard will be anchored by a multi-use shipping container park that will host a variety of events on site including festivals, markets, run/walks, concerts, movies, and in winter months ice skating, snow sculptures, sledding and winter markets. The master plan project received an American Society of Landscape Architects (WIASLA) Award of Excellence in 2022. Phase 1 improvements are actively under construction and are expected to be open to the public in the late fall of 2023.

Mishicot Green Infrastructure and Outdoor Education Master Plan, Mishicot, WI

The Mishicot School District (MSD) owns approximately 76 acres of property in the Village of Mishicot. Of these 76 acres, 31 acres are registered as Wisconsin Registered School Forest Land, now known as the Mishicot School Forest and Nature Center (School Forest). The master plan identified educational and learning opportunities in environmental education, green infrastructure, and sustainability, within the context of the Lake Michigan watershed and coastal resource. The open space north of the elementary school and south of School Forest was selected as a green infrastructure demonstration project with an outdoor classroom, dry riverbed, steel cistern, downspout plantings, rain chains, rain barrels, gutter wall art, rain garden and a reading and art circle. The master plan project received an ASLA Merit Award in 2023.

Cascade Lake Park Master Plan, Rochester, MN

When the City of Rochester wanted to develop an end use plan for transforming an active sand and gravel quarry, Stantec created a master plan to guide the redevelopment. The plan envisions distinct outdoor rooms: garden rooms with opportunities for active and passive recreation (bocce ball and game tables), a sensory garden, gathering lawn, exercise lawn and garden shelter, sunken garden with wood deck and platform at pond's edge, music and art garden, and nature play features to name a few.

Wausau Riverlife Development, Wausau, WI

Stantec's team of urban planners, landscape architects, engineers, and scientists worked with the City of Wausau to implement public improvements along over 2,200 feet of Wisconsin River shoreline-laying the groundwork for Riverlife, a new regional recreation, entertainment, commercial and residential waterfront destination. The city received several awards for this transformational project, including national American Public Works Association (APWA) and Wisconsin APWA awards and an American Society of Landscape Architects (WIASLA) Merit Award.

Maggie Daly Park Ice Ribbon, Chicago, IL

Everyone knows Chicago is a fun regional destination during the summer, but what happens when the Midwestern winter hits? Looking to make Maggie Daley Park an attraction for visitors year-round, the Chicago Park District worked with Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. with Stantec as the ice consultant to develop a unique vision for the downtown waterfront park. A quarter-mile ice ribbon (the largest in the US) winds through the park landscape, emulating the form of the adjacent Frank Gehry designed pedestrian bridge. The ribbon features 2-3% grades for additional dimension to the skating experience and blend within the natural contours of the park.


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