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

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

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

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

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

Abbotsford is Walkable

The City of Abbotsford was informed by and evolved for cars. Thanks to our willful client and partners, it’s now planned for people. Let’s start off on this note: This was DIALOG’s first full Official Community Plan (OCP), which is a

Congratulations to DIALOG’s newest associates!

Join us in congratulating JENNIFER LEEDY, GREG STEWART and MIKE BAUER on becoming Associates! Becoming an Associate at DIALOG is not so much a promotion as it is a recognition of outstanding leadership – the ability to go above and

PCL Construction | DIALOG + Stantec to design and build the new Calgary Cancer Centre

The Government of Alberta announced that the PCL Construction | DIALOG + Stantec design-build team are the successful proponents of the new Calgary Cancer Project, located at the Foothills Medical Centre Campus. Anticipated to open in 2023, the new Calgary

Evoke DIALOG – Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre

A culture designed the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre: DIALOG designers were merely translators. The People of the Okanagan Nation, live in eight communities in the interior of British Columbia and Washington. Over 400 band members live and work on the

DIALOG stands with RAIC!

DIALOG Supports RAIC’s Response to the U.S.’s Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement We are a firm committed to designing meaningful change. We’re passionate designers who wish to positively improve our communities and the environment we all share. We have

Stars Align for BOMA BC Award win

The stars have aligned for Lyra Growth – not only is business thriving, it’s looking good too. DIALOG partnered up with Fusion Space to reinvent Lyra’s office last fall. The transformation of the 2,285 sq ft space just won BOMA BC’s Tenant Improvement Award.

Evoke DIALOG – Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre

  Imagine if a forest created a building… What would it feel like to step inside? Would it change you? Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre is immersed in the York Region Forest. Constructed almost entirely of wood, it exists

DIALOG welcomes Ronald B. McIntyre, new Vancouver Healthcare Principal

Ron will be complementing our top-notch healthcare team with more than 25 years of experience as a healthcare architect and strategic advisor. Most recently, Ron has served as one of CannonDesign’s Healthcare Practice leaders for the past 13 years. He

AAA announces new leadership award in honour of Tom Sutherland

The Alberta Association of Architects (AAA) created an award in the late Tom Sutherland‘s honour called the Tom Sutherland Award of Merit. His family accepted the inaugural award on his behalf at their Annual General Meeting held on May 9. Every year, the award

DIALOG awards Michael Evamy Scholarship to Stuart Lodge for researching the relationship between materials and digital technology

How can architects and designers harness the power of digital technology to improve the materials and construction methods they use? Stuart Lodge, a Masters of Architecture student at University of British Columbia, has been awarded $5000 to find out. Lodge’s

DIALOG is one of Canada’s Greenest Employers

  We’ve just been selected as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers. We look back over this last year and have noticed our green game is operating at an all-time high. Our collective of designers have, and continue to, push the

This Weekend: Jane’s Walk – dust off those walking shoes!

DIALOG is excited to be participating in the Jane’s Walk Festival again this year. Our staff have been busy planning their walks and will be hitting the sidewalks May 5th, 6th, & 7th. Every year, DIALOG staff show off their

Congratulations to our newest principal, Jill Robertson!

We’re pleased to announce the promotion of our newest principal in the Edmonton studio, Jill Robertson. Jill embodies the leadership values that we so strongly believe in and has been a significant contributor of the landscape architecture group’s success.Please join us

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@dialogdesign 1 month 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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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Shout out to all the other awesome presenters in the Design for Purpose session! I learned a lot! #BuildingSim2017 #DIALOG

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#SCUP52 @Plan4HigherEd Design places for student to just "Be" yet not isolated" Places designed to build community culture @DIALOG #DIALOG

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#SCUP52@Dialog Liberal arts education key, change is accelerating, just in time education future. Higher Ed needs to lead... #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
1 month ago

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

@DIALOG
2 months ago

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

@aurbanist
2 months ago

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

@DIALOG
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What is "Innovation in Canadian Urbanism" ? Tomorrow #DIALOG planner + principal @aurbanist @RAIC_IRAChttps://t.co/v6WuVPUlGI

@DIALOG
3 months ago

DIALOG’s own @CraigApplegath shares some wisdom on life, business and the importance of rational optimism https://t.co/ZtwWj6QL22 #DIALOG

@DIALOG
3 months ago

Get outside this wknd for these #Jane'sWalks led by #DIALOG https://t.co/ExRNLtfW9X @janeswalk @CalgFoundationhttps://t.co/dlcDud74hG

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