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

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

Crosstown Concourse has been credited as the largest LEED Platinum building in the world for Adaptive Reuse.

Crosstown is big, really big…   Officially reopened in August after being renovated as a 1.1 million-square-foot mixed-use development by DIALOG in association with LRK of Memphis, Tennesse, this former Sears distribution center sat derelict for three decades. Its resurrection

Two Petals closer to the Living Building Challenge!

Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre is one step away from achieving full Living Building Challenge certification! Just awarded with the Health and Water Petals (in addition to its Place, Materials, Equity, and Beauty + Inspiration Petals), the Centre only has

Walterdale Bridge makes bright new connections in Edmonton’s river valley

Walterdale Bridge, the newest addition to Edmonton’s city skyline, is now connecting even more people across the North Saskatchewan River. The newly open shared-use path on the east side of the bridge invites walkers, runners, cyclists, stroller pushers, wheelchair access

New Central Library is one of Architectural Digest’s most anticipated buildings of 2018

What do a Danish power plant, a public library in Calgary and a museum in Qatar have in common? Other than being man-made structures, all three construction projects earned spots on Architectural Digest’s list of the 12 most anticipated buildings of

Next Generation of Urbanists

Quick quiz: What does it take to make a city smart and sustainable? What role does innovation, creativity, and collaboration play in our attempts to reach sustainable design solutions? We recently challenged students to think about these questions during an


Over the past year, DIALOG principal, Craig Applegath has been planning, organizing and interviewing in preparation to launch his Twenty-First Century Imperative podcast. We’re immensely proud of Craig, and his tireless efforts to make this world a better place. This podcast

Designer Watch – Nicole Moyo: empowering communities through design

December is the month many of us reflect on our past accomplishments and map out new priorities for the coming year. For some serious inspiration in the design for doing good category, we thought we’d shine the spotlight on a

Rogers Place Achieves LEED® Silver!

Rogers Place, home of the Edmonton Oilers in the heart of downtown Edmonton’s ICE District, has reached a new milestone: LEED® Silver! It’s the first NHL facility in Canada that is built to LEED® Silver standards, and DIALOG is proud

Aspire DIALOG 2017

At DIALOG, our claim to fame is collaboration. And while working together is in our DNA, between five studios, three time zones and many different disciplines…we have to work hard not to fall into silos. To combat this, we created

100 Street Funicular: Free rides. No tickets. Every day.

The time has come for Edmontonians to experience the highly-anticipated Mechanized River Valley Access project, officially named 100 Street Funicular and Frederick G. Todd Lookout. We couldn’t be more excited! Wondering what a “funicular” is? In short, it’s like an

Congratulations to our new associates!

Leadership. Dedication. Commitment. If anyone has checked their LinkedIn newsfeed lately, these may seem like buzzwords. At DIALOG, these words are not fleeting. A couple times each year, we assemble across our studios to recognize and celebrate the individuals who

DIALOG supports Indspire!

Each holiday season, DIALOG chooses a new charity to support by making a significant annual donation. This year, we’ve chosen Indspire, an Indigenous-led national, registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people for the long-term benefit of these

Bright minds from international business schools help solve a DIALOG challenge

In November, we were able to lend our ‘real-world’ expertise to the Alberta International Business Competition (AIBC), and we are glad we did! The AIBC is a student-run business competition from the University of Alberta’s School of Business. Twelve international

Dear Vancouver,

  DIALOG founding principals, Joost Bakker and Norman Hotson have been celebrated by the AIBC with Lifetime Achievement Awards.  Best known for the 2nd most visited site in Canada, the revival of Granville Island, Joost and Norm are design partners who

DIALOG makes a mark on Alberta Urban Design

We’re making a mark on the urban environment in Alberta cities, and it shows! DIALOG is proud to receive Urban Design Awards in both Edmonton and Calgary. Enbridge Centre in Edmonton picked up the Civic Design Award of Merit and

Is there a doctor in the house?

You Betcha! Toronto structural engineer Cameron Ritchie is DIALOG’s newest doctor. Cam completed his PhD earlier this fall and made it official at his convocation ceremony November 8. We asked Cam to share more about his area of focus – blast resistance of tubular steel!  

Brand Guide Recognized by Registered Graphic Designers Association

DIALOG’s Brand Inspiration Guide has been honoured by the Registered Graphic Designers Association (RGD) In-House Design Awards. This competition recognizes design excellence within organizations whose main service offering is not graphic design, but who have an internal support team that includes graphic designers… and