Evoke DIALOG – Decidedly Jazz Danceworks

Snap. Tap. Groove. How does jazz music shape movement and feeling? Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (DJD) has been exploring this idea since its humble beginnings in 1984. Over 30 years later, DJD continues innovating and evolving this art form, growing a

Evoke DIALOG – Decidedly Jazz Danceworks

Snap. Tap. Groove. How does jazz music shape movement and feeling? Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (DJD) has been exploring this idea since its humble beginnings in 1984. Over 30 years later, DJD continues innovating and evolving this art form, growing a

DIALOGer Jason Heinrich wins prestigious LafargeHolcim Award

Jason Heinrich thinks differently about how we should approach Urban Densification, and LafargeHolcim agrees with him. Heinrich, who is a vital member of the firm’s Green Team, has been celebrated with a Next Generation LafrageHolcim Sustainability Award. His thesis, developed under the

Living Architecture Monitor: Canada’s Top Design Firm Pledges Carbon Neutral Portfolio by 2030

“City builders are in a unique position to increase responsibility and leadership in offsetting the greenhouse gas emissions caused by infrastructure,” Jim Anderson, chair of DIALOG. In September, we announced that DIALOG had signed the AIA’s 2030 Commitment Letter. As

Winspear Centre’s 20th Anniversary: A Look Back at the Design

The Francis Winspear Centre for Music is celebrating 20 years of awe-inspiring performances in a concert hall that is world-renowned for its excellent acoustics. To celebrate the Winspear’s birthday, we’re looking back at the design that has stood the test

CanBIM Award Winners Presented with DIALOG Designed Trophy – VIDEO

        DIALOG was thrilled to design this year’s CanBIM trophies – an honour bestowed on previous award winners. Krigh Bachmann, DIALOG’s manager of design technology, and CanBIM Designers Steering Committee Chair, introduced this trophy at the annual

DIALOG signs on to the AIA 2030 Commitment!

This September DIALOG officially joined a growing global community of like-minded firms who are taking action against climate change by signing on to The American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2030 Commitment. This commitment is an important milestone for our industry;

Edmonton Design Week takes over the Edmonton studio!

To celebrate Edmonton Design Week, we are opening our doors and inviting Edmontonians to think about the design of our city in a hands-on way. Play with the design of our city in our City Blocks installation. Learn about the

UBC Campus Energy Centre Strikes Sustainable Gold

Sustainable features and innovative approach to infrastructure achieve LEED Gold Certification.   The University of British Columbia is recognized as a leader in advancing the global sustainability agenda. In 2007, the university committed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by

(Re)Build Your Dreams With DIALOG

Crosstown Concourse has reminded DIALOG how to build dreams. With vigor, with tenacity, and with audacity. I’ve never known a creative culture like there is in Memphis. –  Lead Architect, Alan Boniface For 30 years, a community in Memphis prayed

Park(ing) Day 2017 Recap

Our Edmonton studio made a lot of heads turn in Downtown Edmonton with our Park(ing) Day installation. It’s not often you see a parking stall taken over by real grass with the top half of a car sinking in! What’s

The wait is over! Edmonton opens the new Walterdale Bridge!

Edmontonians have anxiously awaited the opening of the new Walterdale Bridge since construction began in 2013. Today, their wait ends as the iconic new bridge opens to traffic for the first time. “We’re pleased to be able to share this

FastCompany.com – Can Artificial Intelligence Let Us Put People First?

Antonio Gomez-Palacio and Alan Boniface ponder the future of the city with autonomous vehicles – Can artificial intelligence allow us to put people first? Less than a decade ago, the concept of autonomous vehicles roaming streets and highways seemed nothing

Heart of the Campus – Mount Royal University Riddell Library and Learning Centre

Landmarked as a significant contribution to the Mount Royal University Campus, The Riddell Library and Learning Centre is the newest building addition and the heart of the campus for students, professors, and general public. The elegant façade that inscribes a

Design Team Q&A | NorQuest College Singhmar Centre for Learning

The finishing touches are being completed on NorQuest College Singhmar Centre for Learning! Classes start in their new home on September 5th. NorQuest College has been an important post-secondary institution in Edmonton since the 1960s. NorQuest’s student population is diverse

Evoke DIALOG – Seneca College A+ Building

This federally-funded, fast-track project was our Toronto studio’s first venture leveraging our entire multi-disciplinary team; creating a space for an additional 1,000 students at Seneca College’s Newnham campus. The building includes classrooms, computer labs, and common areas; most importantly, it

MILK SHAKE: THE TIME FOR INCLUSIVE DESIGN IS NOW.

DIALOG recently answered the call for redesign concepts of San Francisco’s Harvey Milk Plaza. Admirers, we took the exercise so seriously that we came out on the other side of the design process with not one concept, but two. People

DIALOG Presentations at BiLT Conference

Two DIALOGers from our Design Technology team just came back from presenting at the BiLT Conference. This is a technology conference that used to be more focused on Revit, but has expanded into much more in recent years. As BiLT says, “BILT

6th Annual Street Hockey Tournament in Edmonton

Every year, we shut down the street outside our Edmonton studio and get our game faces on. DIALOG’s 6th Annual Street Hockey Tournament was another smashing success with 11 teams of 3 players, 3 goalies, and dozens of cheering fans

What we learned at SCUP Annual Conference

A few weeks ago, DIALOG attended one of the largest meetings of the minds dedicated to post-secondary planning—the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) Annual Conference. DIALOGers representing all of our Canadian studios flocked to Washington, D.C. to learn

Carleton Studio at DIALOG

Carleton Studio is a collaboration between the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism and DIALOG. The six-week studio immerses students in real-world city building challenges and is guided by a multi-disciplinary team of industry experts. This year’s Carleton Studio in Toronto

Exploring Rail Deck Park with Charles H Best Middle School

The grade 7 & 8 students attending a summer program at Charles H Best Middle School in North York have been working on a very special project: creating their own visions for Rail Deck Park, the project currently being explored

Three new healthcare projects!

Our healthcare group is on a roll! We’re proud to help make the lives of Albertans better one project–or three–at a time. Summer 2017 has kicked off with a bang at DIALOG! Our healthcare team received the exciting news that

DIALOG’s Tim McGinn appointed Director-at-Large with ASHRAE

DIALOG’s own Tim McGinn was recently named Director-at-Large with the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) at its Annual Conference in Long Beach, California. A global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment, ASHRAE’s

DIALOG Recognized for Excellence in Steel Construction at CISC Awards

Our engineering teams in Edmonton and Calgary were recognized for their great work at the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction 2017 Alberta Steel Awards of Excellence. We’re honoured to receive the Collaboration Award for Rogers Place. The Collaboration Award is

The AMS Nest Awarded LEED® Platinum

How to Design a LEED Platinum institutional building… You design green in a way that is mutually beneficial to both the environment and to people. This is DIALOG’s green manifesto. We strive for our sustainable designs to also be socially

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@dialogdesign 3 months ago
We've arrived! DIALOG is thrilled to be named in @AzureMagazine as one of the Top 30 design firms making their mark! They think we create amazing workplaces, and we couldn’t agree more. In the spirit of arrival, take a look at how #DIALOG design makes an entrance. #entranceway #workplacedesign #designmagazine #architecture #design #interiordesign #officedesign #designinspo

@dialogdesign 4 months ago
A facade lighting test was conducted last night for 14 of the 60 floors for the Telus Sky project in progress. The lighting is the Public Art contribution, @douglascoupland is the artist. Each L shape facade has 160 #led lights with an unlimited number of colours available. #dialog #architecture

@dialogdesign 4 months ago
Design is in the details. The Oilers Entertainment Group's office space is inspired by the arena next door with bank tiered seating, staff lockers, and a centre ice zone. We added elegant elements like this Vibia light fixture to ensure the final design didn't feel gimmicky. The result? A refined space, worthy of the #Oilers legacy. #Oilers #InteriorDesign #ICEDistrict #yegdt #dialog

@dialogdesign 4 months ago
Laneway interplay from Concept A. Community connection from Concept B. A splash of water from Concept C. And going out on a limb with elevation from Concept D. Downtown #YVR is getting a new 'playground' at Smith & Richards. Construction begins Spring 2018. Learn about the design process through link in bio. #WeShapeCities #landscapedesign #byebyeparkinglot

@dialogdesign 4 months ago
The design of Edmonton International Airport’s Combined Office and Control Tower was inspired by the prairie landscape surrounding the airport. It’s an iconic structure designed to fit naturally within the high, waving grass or blowing snow on the neighbouring fields. The undulating lines of sculptural zinc cladding maximizes daylight on the north side and allows for shading on the south side.

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Can you fall in love with a city? Something is terribly wrong with your city if you can’t. #DIALOG https://t.co/wthHYW4P17

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Nice! Building for all ages makes ALL better. #CommunityWellbeing #AgingInPlace #CitiesForPeople #dialog https://t.co/lw1eyujnfD

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19 days ago

Shout out to all the other awesome presenters in the Design for Purpose session! I learned a lot! #BuildingSim2017 #DIALOG

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Thousands of people enjoying the wondrous absurdity of a gigantic #rubberducky, can't be a bad thing. #DIALOGhttps://t.co/VN0kcw6SRL

@aurbanist
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#SenecaProud buzz @SenecaCollege tonight. Proud to present our #DIALOG Environmental Sustainability Awards to this… https://t.co/GCR5a2K5eI

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Guided by #Maori wisdom #Auckland has adopted the #ArangaPrinciples of design as official policy #ArchFest17 #DIALOG https://t.co/7YbcXSJTei

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Check and cheque! Another successful #DIALOG fundraiser for CAMH - supporting the invaluable work they do for… https://t.co/uIteOvgk1X

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