DIALOG Recognized as One of Canada’s Greenest Employers

Kermit the Frog was right: It’s not easy bein’ green. But we know it’s worth it. We’re proud to say that we’ve been recognized again as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers! Now in its 12th year, Canada’s Greenest Employers is an editorial competition

DIALOG Recognized as One of Canada’s Greenest Employers

Kermit the Frog was right: It’s not easy bein’ green. But we know it’s worth it. We’re proud to say that we’ve been recognized again as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers! Now in its 12th year, Canada’s Greenest Employers is an editorial competition

Martin Jones joins DIALOG’s Calgary team

Martin Jones has more than 25 years experience as an architect, working on projects as diverse as Calgary’s West LRT through re-designing Alberta Ballet’s home in an old railway station, to the visioning and execution of Bow Valley College’s North

Going Green in 2019: 3 things DIALOGers are doing to make a difference

As one of Canada’s Greenest Employers, we’re constantly challenging ourselves to be greener. At the beginning of 2019, we put a call out to DIALOGers to share how they’re committing to living more sustainably and, in return, received over 200

DIALOG Design Residency 2019 – That’s a Wrap!

The second annual Design Residency in Honour of Tom Sutherland took place in DIALOG’s Toronto studio recently. We hosted 9 students representing 6 disciplines from 8 universities across Canada to solve a community-related design challenge. Their mission for the week: No

2019 Michael Evamy Scholarship Recipient Announced

We’re proud to announce this year’s Michael Evamy Scholarship is awarded to Julia Nakanishi to explore architecture’s role in cultural sustainability for rural areas experiencing depopulation. How can architects and designers facilitate cultural sustainability, education, and human connections to landscape

Just figured out cloud, mobile, and data? Well ‘Built Tech’ is your next challenge

Written by DIALOG’s Director of Technology, Roberta Kowalishin, and originally published on April 2, 2019 in IT World Canada. Just when IT pros thought we had cloud, mobile, data and social figured out, we can now add built tech as the

Top 10 Reasons Landscape Architecture Can Save the World

April is World Landscape Architecture Month! And, with Spring (finally) arriving and nature’s colors starting to pop, we’re excited to showcase the wonderful work our landscape architecture team does. Take a look at the feature projects in our homepage carousel,

Engineers in Training at Caledonia Park School

DIALOGers enjoyed a recent visit to the grade 4 classroom at Caledonia Park School to share what engineers do and help them build mini sustainable houses. The classroom teacher, Mrs. Arends, received an APEGA education grant to provide an opportunity

Design Details: Reminders of Alberta embedded in the Royal Alberta Museum

The newly opened Royal Alberta Museum displays, conserves and researches the stories of Alberta’s human and natural history. These stories go beyond the displays, collections and laboratories. The building itself has the human and natural history of Alberta embedded into

WONDER WORLD: Experiencing the underworld

    When most of us think of underground public transit stations, we think of utilitarian, mundane and sterile places regarding both user experience and design. They are something to be endured, not enjoyed.  When Mahsa Shobbar and Sabrina Hoeck

A Framework for Community Wellbeing in Healthcare

Imagine being able to design happiness or resilience into the blueprint of a hospital. Imagine a hospital that contributes to the health of people, long before they need medical support. Hospitals are intended to be a cornerstone of life and

Re-purposing with a purpose: Treeter Totter and the urban landscape

Not all projects are permanent, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be given a new life. Such is the case with DIALOG’s Treeter Totter. Built last year for Calgary’s  Beakerhead 2018 festival, the playful exhibit was  the result of a

Alberta teams recognized at CEA Showcase Awards

Structural, mechanical and electrical engineers from our Edmonton and Calgary studios were recognized at the annual Consulting Engineers of Alberta (CEA) Showcase Awards. They were excited to bring home some awards, including a really special award that recognizes distinguished young

Wellness in focus: DIALOG named one of Alberta’s top employers

We all know it, and now all Alberta knows it. DIALOG is a great place to work! For the second year in a row, DIALOG has been named one of the province’s 75 top employers. This year’s competition focused on

Edmonton: Join us on International Women’s Day to discuss cities from her perspective

To celebrate International Women’s Day, DIALOG in Edmonton is bringing together some of the smartest minds that are shaping our city—and they all happen to be women. Let’s have a conversation about the unique perspectives women bring to building inclusive

One week until the DIALOG Design Residency

The DIALOG Design Residency in Honour of Tom Sutherland is an annual event hosted by a different DIALOG studio each year. A cohort of students from a variety of disciplines and cities participate in a three-day workshop to identify and

3 Things Influencing Modern-Day Arts and Culture Institutions

Museums and galleries aren’t built like they used to be. The post-war fortresses that house our arts and culture are reaching the end of their life-cycle. As they’re being replaced or renovated, we’re witnessing a drastically new approach to how

The Future of Design is Community Wellbeing

A century ago, cities were designed to impede infectious outbreaks. Today, our health challenges are vastly different. It’s no longer influenza or tuberculosis we need to worry about; it’s the chronic ailments attributed to lifestyle that will be our demise.

12 Months of Construction on the Calgary Cancer Centre

It’s been over a year since the groundbreaking of the Calgary Cancer Centre. Take a look at how construction has progressed over the past 12 months in this 60 second timelapse. *Timelapse courtesy of Construction Central and Skyrise Cities

Royal Alberta Museum Recognized for Excellence in Green Building

Royal Alberta Museum received the Excellence in Green Building – New Construction award from CaGBC’s Alberta Chapter!  The CaGBC Leadership Awards program recognizes individuals and organizations who have made a significant contribution to the CaGBC’s mission and goals in advancing green building

In the mix: DIALOGers share their favourite examples of mixed use from around the world

What makes mixed use developments so interesting? We love this perspective from Tyler Dixon, principal and architect in our Edmonton studio: “I find mixed use really interesting for a number of reasons: 1) the mash up of different uses allows

Inaugural Donald Tong Scholarship Awarded to Jordyn Kent

Last night, we hosted the first presentation of the Donald Tong DIALOG Graduate Scholarship in Structural Engineering in our Toronto studio. Introduced late last year, the scholarship was established in partnership with the University of Toronto to strengthen an already great relationship

Gordon F. Anderson Scholarship Awarded to Karren Hudson

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 and get

Municipal World Magazine – A Community Wellbeing Framework for Design Professionals

Your great grandparent probably died of an infectious disease (a bug they picked up somewhere). Conversely, you will die of a chronic disease (resulting from your lifestyle). Apologies for the gloomy prognostication, but this is simply a statistical fact. It’s

BUILDEX Vancouver

  A surfeit of DIALOGers are presenting at this year’s BUILDEX Conference in Vancouver, February 13-14. This exciting event – the largest in Western Canada – brings together talent from across industry to interact, learn and discover the newest innovations of