CapitalCare Norwood Project will begin construction in Summer 2019

The Government of Alberta announced that construction will begin on Edmonton’s CapitalCare Norwood Redevelopment project next summer. DIALOG’s integrated architecture, engineering, interior design, landscape architecture and planning team is proud to design this new continuing care centre for Albertans. The

CapitalCare Norwood Project will begin construction in Summer 2019

The Government of Alberta announced that construction will begin on Edmonton’s CapitalCare Norwood Redevelopment project next summer. DIALOG’s integrated architecture, engineering, interior design, landscape architecture and planning team is proud to design this new continuing care centre for Albertans. The

Jill Robertson among Edmonton’s best and brightest young leaders

Every year, Avenue Magazine publishes their highly anticipated list of Edmonton’s Top 40 Under 40. Each cohort is a cross-section of the young movers and shakers around the city that are making Edmonton a more vibrant, livable, healthy, and generally awesome

5 design decisions that create healthier healthcare spaces

When you visit a hospital it’s likely that design isn’t the first thing you’re thinking about. Usually, you’ll be focused on health and wellbeing – either your own, or that of a loved one. What you may not realize is

Five Bold Ideas for Designing More Inclusive Cities

How can we make our urban environments more inclusive? Antonio Gomez-Palacio joined a panel of of leading urban designers at last week’s Azure Talk to examine that challenge. Read “5 Bold Ideas for Designing More Inclusive Cities”. https://www.azuremagazine.com/article/designing-inclusive-cities/

Royal Alberta Museum Recognized for Design-Build and Concrete Excellence

Royal Alberta Museum opened its doors to visitors this month, but the building itself has been admired by the construction industry for months. DIALOG has recently been honoured to receive two awards in recognition of our collaborative design-build process and

Power Shift: A look at Canada’s first certified ‘living building’

Craig Applegath, architect and principal at DIALOG, discusses the innovations in the Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre, a building that is free of toxic chemicals and is net-positive in energy use. It’s said to meet the most rigorous

Aga Khan Garden – Alberta Officially Inaugurated by His Highness the Aga Khan

On a sunny October day in Edmonton, His Highness the Aga Khan officially inagurated the Aga Khan Garden, Alberta at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden. DIALOG provided architectural, structural engineering, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering services for the project, working with Nelson Bird

DIALOGers share their favourite transit systems from around the world

As we embark on a journey to Pittsburgh for this year’s Rail~Volution conference, we’ve got transit systems on the mind. Well, the team of DIALOG transit designers that are attending always have transit on the mind, but right now we’re thinking

DIALOG designer one of World’s Top 20 Design Graduates

Nicole Moyo, a designer with DIALOG’s urban planning team in Toronto, has been selected to speak at the Antenna Conference – a prestigious event at Dutch Design Week, that provides young designers with a platform and helps them develop their project

Green roofs, wellbeing, and the reinvention of retail

“Why, in a world where people will increasingly invest their time and money for experiences and community, isn’t the heart of most North American cities providing the very thing consumers need, want, and desire most?” – Jim Anderson, DIALOG’s chair,

Edmonton Brewery District recognized at ICSC Canadian Shopping Centre Awards

Edmonton Brewery District brought home silver in the New Development category at this year’s ICSC Canadian Shopping Centre Awards! The innovative shopping centre in Edmonton’s densest residential neighbourhood offers a wide variety of shops and services within walking distance. What

Royal Alberta Museum: The new home for Alberta’s stories is now open!

Royal Alberta Museum finally opens today, and we couldn’t be more excited! Our integrated team of architects, interior designers, landscape architects and structural, mechanical and electrical engineers designed a place for gathering, discovering the human and natural history of Alberta,

What is transit-oriented development anyway?

If you’re not a planner, architect, or developer, the term ‘transit-oriented development’ (or ‘TOD’) is probably one you’ve heard, but not one you’ve given much thought. As citizens, we often look at transit as a way to get from A

Emera Innovation Exchange Opens in St. John’s

Emera Innovation Exchange, Memorial University of Newfoundland’s new engagement hub located on Signal Hill in St. Johns, officially opened its doors to the public on September 29. The design was influenced by a east coast vernacular, which makes total sense – DIALOG principal

Engineering Garage: The Ultimate Makerspace!

The University of Alberta Engineering Garage opened this weekend! The premiere of the Faculty of Engineering’s new makerspace was an engineering showcase as part of Alumni Week. Current engineering students from all programs hosted family-friendly activities and demonstrations, inspiring future engineers

Celebrating Our Alumni

At DIALOG, we have a commitment to meaningfully improving the wellbeing of our communities and the environment we all share. Today, this sentiment extends far beyond our own projects and people. Our firm is filled with people who are passionate

Why BIM is Downright Cool

Last night, CanBIM held their annual awards ceremony, presenting DIALOG with the Design and Engineering Award for our work on the Calgary Cancer Centre! The CCC is a project that embodies everything DIALOG stands for, making it an even sweeter

Empathy, Design Thinking, and Community Wellbeing

A lively panel discussion kicked off the IDC Symposium on September 17. Moderated by DIALOG’s Antonio Gomez-Palacio, panel members Dr. Elizabeth Tunstall (OCADU), Tyler Gilchrist (figure3), Lee Fletcher (Fig40), A.J. Paron-Wildes (Allsteel), and Suzy Margorian (Cosentino) weighed in on the

Construction of the New Central Library is complete!

The New Central Library in the East Village is almost ready to open its doors. Mayor Naheed Nenshi, members of council, and the Calgary Municipal Land Corp. celebrated the end of construction on the $245-million project on Friday, officially handing

DIALOG teams take to the lake to support Stollery Children’s Hospital and youth rowing programs

After a great day of racing Olympic class rowing shells at the 13th annual Row For Kids Regatta, DIALOG’s two rowing teams came in 1st and 3rd place! For a third straight year, DIALOG won the Oar of Honour as

Walterdale Bridge reaches its final milestone!

The long awaited completion of Walterdale Bridge is here, and Edmontonians agree that it was worth the wait. The new postcard view of the city no longer has construction fences on the river banks! Traffic has been driving across the bridge for

Blushing beauty at Four Seasons Toronto’s d|bar

Four Seasons Toronto’s new d|bar made its debut at the opening party; revealing a stunning new design from DIALOG. The space was an elegant setting for the event hosted by chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud and Four Seasons Toronto owner

Hear from the Architects of the New Central Library

Ahead of the opening on November 1, hear from DIALOG’s Rob Adamson and Craig Dykers from Snohetta on the process of creating the New Central Library with Calgary Municipal Land Corporation: “The New Central Library gives Calgary a significant architectural statement.

Episode 008 | TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY IMPERATIVE Podcast

In this episode, Craig had the pleasure of speaking with DIALOG alumnus, Brad Bradford. Brad is an urban planner, community activist, competitive cyclist, and now a candidate for Toronto City Council in Beaches-East York (Ward 19). Craig first met Brad

Hop on the Treeter Totter

As adults, we often forget that ideas come from a place of play, exploration, wonder and intrigue. The Treeter Totter was imagined up by a couple of DIALOGers who were playing around in the modeling room with model trees and scraps of wood.