We’re designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

Through our Carbon Impact practice, we help clients and communities move toward a carbon neutral, resilient future. Our cross-disciplinary team of specialists applies building science and design solutions to rapidly reduce the generation of carbon emissions in the built environment, increase resilience against climate risks, and have a positive impact on the socio-ecological health of our communities.

The Carbon Impact Team comprises experts in climate risk and resiliency, building performance modeling and engineering, energy management and building condition assessments, sustainable design and certifications, health and wellbeing consulting and certifications, and corporate ESG reporting.

Our Carbon Impact Team continues to lead the professional services field in both consulting services and corporate responsibility related to sustainability. Stantec was recently named the fifth most sustainable company in the world and first in North America by Corporate Knights, which released its 2021 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations rankings. Companies in the Global 100 represent the top one percent of companies in the world on sustainability performance.

Richard Williams is an award-winning architect with over 35 years of experience, and has gained client praise for his sensitivity, dedication, and commitment to achieving their objectives. Richard’s passion is achieving a high degree of creativity, innovation, sustainability, and design excellence with skilled multi-disciplinary teams in service of overall project goals for shared project success.

On projects, as principal-in-charge and design manager, Richard has provided leadership on multi-disciplinary teams through all project phases – from initial project pursuit through programming and visioning, design, and project execution. A strategic thinker, Richard has been the primary client interface, working to understand and communicate client needs, and lead their effective translation into elegant architectural solutions. A strong leader with impressive design and communication skills, he facilitates project execution effectively, drawing out the best in everyone, including clients, project staff, and consultants. Richard’s role has included management of the design, staffing, and financial health of projects, and therefore has a holistic understanding of ongoing project success in a professional office.

Sustainability is a core principle with Richard, an early advocate, who seeks appropriate sustainable design in all his work – leading integrated teams from early goal-seeking through to completion. Richard extends this commitment through lecturing and his work with outside organizations such as the Ontario Association of Architects, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, and the Toronto Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council.

Bachelor of Architecture, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, 1981
Bachelor of Environmental Studies, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, 1979