Crosstown Concourse wins Congress of New Urbanism’s Grand Prize

The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) has announced the winners of its 17th annual Charter Awards, and have celebrated Crosstown Concourse with this year’s Grand Prize. The CNU celebrates projects that make a difference in people’s lives. They celebrate projects

Crosstown Concourse wins Congress of New Urbanism’s Grand Prize

The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) has announced the winners of its 17th annual Charter Awards, and have celebrated Crosstown Concourse with this year’s Grand Prize. The CNU celebrates projects that make a difference in people’s lives. They celebrate projects

Let’s Get Walking: 360 Degree City Podcast Interviews DIALOG’s Jill Robertson

Earlier this month, Jill Robertson and others hosted a Jane’s Walk called “Exploring the Edmonton Funicular.” One of the walkers that joined them was the host of a podcast called 360 Degree City that discusses cities from every angle. The host, John Lewis, talked

Machine Age – Smartgeometry 2018

DIALOG ran an incredibly innovative workshop over 4 days at the Autodesk sponsored Smartgeometry sg2018:Machine Minds at the at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, in Toronto. Entitled “Inside the Black Box”, the cluster workshop sought

In the News: Edmonton Journal Interviews Architect Donna Clare

Publishing an article about the lead architect of Royal Alberta Museum seems very fitting on International Museum Day! The Edmonton Journal dived in to where DIALOG principal and architect, Donna Clare, comes from and the way she thinks about design.

Vote Now – Canstruction 2018

On Monday night, our Toronto studio created a masterpiece! Faster than a can of tuna! More powerful than a lentil medley! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound (due to all the beans)! It’s….. SouperCan!          Every

#Listenthendesign. What should Impact the future of Vancouver?: Experience ‘Hive-mind’

DIALOG’s Vancouver Studio set out to answer this question with an interactive community-built art installation called ‘Hive-mind’ in celebration of Vancouver Design Week… Vancouver Design Week is in its third year and it’s gaining momentum. What began as an annual weekend

Michael Evamy Scholarship awarded to Valeria Nuyanzina to explore memory and meaning in architecture

How can architects and designers help communities understand and identify their complex cultural layers and narratives? Valeria Nuyanzina, a Masters of Architecture student at McGill University, has been awarded $5,000 to find out. Nuyanzina’s research proposal entitled Stitched Imprints of

This Weekend: Jane’s Walk 2018 – dust off those walking shoes!

DIALOG is excited to be participating in the Jane’s Walk Festival again this year. Our staff have been busy planning their walks and will be hitting the sidewalks May 4th, 5th, & 6th. Every year, DIALOG staff show off their

Maker Series: Bees & Flowers – Spa at Four Seasons Toronto

A playful new light fixture, designed by DIALOG in collaboration with Alissa Coe Studio, offers an elegant one-of-a-kind focal point for the redesigned Spa at Four Seasons Toronto.  “Art is using your feelings and mind together to solve something” –

DIALOG is taking out the trash!

Thanks to all the DIALOGers who came to join our #EarthDay2018 efforts in Toronto! Along with our project partners for the Arthur Meighen Building Rehabilitation (aka AMBR), PSPC, BGIS, and Urbacon, we were able to drag 20 plus bags of garbage

UBC Campus Energy Centre Wins AIBC Lieutenant-Governor Award of Merit

The Architectural Institute of British Columbia announced their 2018 Lieutenant-Governor Award recipients last night. DIALOG’s UBC Campus Energy Centre, receiving an Award of Merit, was amongst 13 buildings celebrated.  In 2007, the University of British Columbia, a global leader in

Our green ambitions are high. Or should we say low?

We’ve just been selected as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers.   Now in its 11th year, Canada’s Greenest Employers is an editorial competition that recognizes the employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness in their organizations. We look

Four key design strategies: How architecture can support a health care organization’s growth

Health Facilities Management Magazine – DIALOG’s Ron McIntyre, Diego Morettin, and Lynn Webster make a compelling case for architecture’s role in creating healthy outcomes for organizations and their patients. “A growing body of research points to the unique edge offered

Willamette Falls Riverwalk wins ASLA-NY Award

The American Society of Landscape Architecture’s New York Chapter has celebrated the plan to revive Oregon City’s Willamette Falls with an award in their General Landscape Architecture Design Category. All awarded projects will be on exhibit at the Center for Architecture

DIALOG Design Residency–that’s a wrap!

Last month, the inaugural DIALOG Design Residency in Honour of Tom Sutherland took place in the Edmonton studio. We hosted 9 students representing 6 disciplines from 6 universities across Canada to solve a community-related design challenge. Their mission for the

Edmonton Journal: Dazzling, delicate new Walterdale Bridge worth the wait

We’ve always known that Walterdale Bridge would be worth the wait of construction, and now Edmontonians feel the same! It’s so rewarding to hear Edmontonians expressing the feelings we designed Walterdale Bridge to evoke. As we get closer to summer

DIALOG recognized for creating a barrier free pedestrian link in Downtown Edmonton

The Minister’s Awards for Transportation Innovation are held annually as part of Alberta’s Tri-Party Transportation Conference. At this year’s event, the Mechanized River Valley Access team was honoured to bring home the Award of Excellence for Transit/Accessible Transportation Innovation! The award

DIALOG is one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Laser focus, smart hiring and continuous improvement. These are just some of the qualities shown by the companies selected as Canada’s Best Companies in 2018, the country’s leading business awards program. DIALOG is proud to be selected as one of

Evoke DIALOG – The YWCA Cause We Care House

Not all glass and mountains, Vancouver has a systemic problem: affordable housing. While a ‘Missing Middle’ struggle to find affordable housing throughout Greater Vancouver, the most vulnerable groups are struggling to make ends meet in one of the City’s oldest

NorQuest College Singhmar Centre for Learning recognized at the CEA Showcase Awards

We’re pleased to share that our integrated design team took home a Consulting Engineers of Alberta (CEA) Showcase Award of Excellence for the design of NorQuest College’s Singhmar Centre for Learning! The Award of Excellence in the Building Engineering-Institutional category

Alberta Strong: DIALOG is one of Alberta’s Top Employers

We think DIALOG is a great place to work. And we aren’t the only ones – others have noticed, too! DIALOG is proud to be recognized as one of Alberta’s Top Employers in 2018. With five studios in North America,

One Week Until the Inaugural Design Residency in Honour of Tom Sutherland!

We’re one week away from the first annual DIALOG Design Residency in Honour of Tom Sutherland! We’re excited to host an interdisciplinary cohort of young minds in our Edmonton studio for a 3-day workshop to address a community issue. Tom

Campus Masterplans Look Forward to Meet Future Needs

Vibrant university and college campuses consider the needs of students, teachers, staff, and visitors. From small colleges to large universities, urban to rural, mountain to prairie, DIALOG is creating campus masterplans that integrate open space, public realm, movement systems, and

Gordon F. Anderson Scholarship Awarded to Tom Joyce

Last week, we hosted our annual celebration of the Gordon F. Anderson Scholarship in our Edmonton studio. It’s always a great evening where the Edmonton structural engineering team and University of Alberta’s engineering faculty celebrate this year’s $5000 scholarship recipient

100 Street Funicular and Frederick G. Todd Lookout Making Headlines

100 Street Funicular and Frederick G. Todd Lookout recently opened in downtown Edmonton, and it’s creating a buzz far beyond its Edmonton home!   Hear from the design team during the excitement of the funicular’s opening: CBC Edmonton News: Interview