The Design Story of Edmonton’s New Walterdale Bridge

It’s hard to believe now, but replacing Walterdale Bridge wasn’t planned to be anything special. So how did we go from a standard replacement bridge to a new icon that redefined the whole city? The original Walterdale Bridge was approaching

The Design Story of Edmonton’s New Walterdale Bridge

It’s hard to believe now, but replacing Walterdale Bridge wasn’t planned to be anything special. So how did we go from a standard replacement bridge to a new icon that redefined the whole city? The original Walterdale Bridge was approaching

Our Commitment to Sustainability

At DIALOG, we’re passionate about design and believe it can—and should—meaningfully improve the wellbeing of the communities and the environment we all share. DIALOG strives to be a leader in sustainability—to be at the forefront of driving much-needed change in the

The story of a renegade intervention

Long before roadways criss-crossed British Columbia’s Lower Mainland, a network of local rail lines was used to transport goods and people across the region. One of those lines was a nine-kilometre route that ran from Vancouver in the north to

To all who aspire and inspire, happy International Women in Engineering Day!

June 23 marks International Women in Engineering Day, and we have a lot of great women on our team worth celebrating! It’s no surprise to us that they’re kicking engineering stereotypes to the curb every day, but we know they’re doing

Steven Oosterhof recognized with national CSCE Young Professional Engineer Award

Steven Oosterhof, a structural engineer and principal in our Edmonton studio, has been recognized by the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE) with a national award. Steven was awarded the Young Professional Engineer Award, a well-deserved recognition of his outstanding

DIALOG Welcomes Four New Principals

It’s always an exciting time when we get to introduce some of DIALOG’s movers and shakers. There are people from all corners of our design practice doing exciting and inspiring things we love to share. This June, before we head

Donna Clare inducted into the City of Edmonton Hall of Fame

We are so proud to share the news that Donna Clare, DIALOG principal and architect, has been inducted into the City of Edmonton Arts and Culture Hall of Fame as an Artist/Builder! Fittingly, this well-deserved recognition was celebrated at a

Crosstown Concourse Wins AIA 2019 Architecture Award

Looney Ricks Kiss (LRK), in association with DIALOG, has just won the AIA 2019 Award for Architecture for the Crosstown Concourse adaptive reuse project in Memphis, TN. Crosstown Concourse was one of only nine architectural projects selected by the jury

Raymond Block Achieves LEED® Platinum

The newest mixed-use development on Whyte Avenue is now LEED® Platinum Certified! Raymond Block has brought new life to a desolate corner in Edmonton’s vibrant Old Strathcona neighbourhood. The site was vacant for almost 20 years due to contaminated soil

DIALOG Charity Golf Classic 2019

On Friday, May 24, DIALOG hosted clients, colleagues, and industry partners at the Copper Creek Golf Club in Kleinburg, Ontario for the 13th annual DIALOG Charity Golf Classic in support of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).     The

Five DIALOG Delegates to attend FCM 2019

A team of DIALOG delegates will be heading off to Quebec City to attend FCM 2019, May 30 to June 2. From a Connected Lab session, to the closing plenary, our five delegates are excited to connect with the municipal

UBC Campus Energy Centre wins RAIC CaGBC Green Building Award of Excellence

We’re so proud to announce The University of British Columbia Campus Energy Centre has won a RAIC CaGBC Green Building Award of Excellence! A utilitarian building doesn’t have to be ugly, and it doesn’t have to turn a blind eye

Walterdale Bridge and Mechanized River Valley Access Recognized for Steel Design Excellence

Edmonton’s river valley is the largest urban parkland in North America. At 22 times the size of New York’s Central Park, it’s an incredible natural amenity that weaves through the middle of the city. Two recent DIALOG projects help Edmontonians

Designing our own studio: five reasons this project is different

After 13 years of nurturing and growing our practice at 2 Bloor Street East, our Toronto Studio has outgrown itself and will be relocating to the CBC Building! From broadcast to design, we’re excited to bring a new purpose to

Edmonton Infill: The Missing Middle

The City of Edmonton is in the midst of a clever infill design competition called Missing Middle. Five City of Edmonton-owned parcels of land in a centrally-located neighbourhood are up for redevelopment. Instead of selling them off, the City solicited proposals from

What will Rossdale become? We can’t wait to see.

In Edmonton, our love for Rossdale and the potential it holds has been burning for years. This week, it burns stronger than ever as we saw people—crowds even—stepping inside the Rossdale Power Plant. It’s a place that few people have been,

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