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

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.

Three questions about DIALOG’s Hackathon

We sat down with Mark Cichy, DIALOG’s Director of Computational Design, to discuss DIALOG’s second annual Hackathon. So, tell us. What is Hackathon all about? Hackathon is a two day event that takes place at each of our studios. In

DIALOG publishes framework for ‘community wellbeing’ in design

Canadian Architect –   The design features of cities, communities and buildings can create conditions that promote and foster individual and community health and wellbeing, according to a new report by The Conference Board of Canada in collaboration with DIALOG.

Episode 007 | TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY IMPERATIVE Podcast

In this episode, Craig had the pleasure of interviewing Pamela Robinson. Pamela is the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Strategic Initiatives for the Faculty of Community Services at Ryerson University, an Associate Professor for the School of Urban and Regional

Get to know the new heart of Banff

For generations, locals and visitors built a community around the Mount Royal Hotel (MRH). A devastating fire in December 2016 caused the roof to collapse, DIALOG was invited to help bring the hotel back to life. Our designers embraced the storied past,

International Living Future Institute certifies Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre the first Living Building Challenge project in Canada

York Region’s Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre has been awarded Living Building Challenge certification by the International Living Future Institute; the most rigorous sustainability standard in the world. “A truly inspirational example of forest stewardship and regenerative building

Industry Perspectives: Community well-being, the new frontier

Daily Commercial News – No matter where you look, health is the new frontier. It is the new status symbol. I go to the gym. I eat organic. I walk everywhere. I’m taking the family on a bike-vacation. These are

Kennedale Eco Station awarded National Green Building Excellence Award

DIALOG’s sustainable design for Edmonton’s Kennedale Eco Station first won a CaGBC Alberta chapter award for Excellence in Green Building, and now it has been recognized on the national stage! CaGBC’s annual Leadership Awards recognize individuals and organizations that show outstanding

Report defines framework for community wellbeing

Design Quarterly –   Report defines framework for community wellbeing Wednesday, July 18, 2018 A new report by design firm Dialog and The Conference Board of Canada (CBoC) provides an evidenced-based methodology to help design and development professionals understand the

York Region Home To Canada’s First Certified ‘Living Building’

Building.ca – “The world’s most rigorous standard for green buildings, a “Living Building” is free of toxic chemicals and runs on net-zero energy, generating the same amount of and sometimes more energy that it requires to operate.” Read the full

DIALOG contributes to framework on community well-being

Construction Canada – DIALOG contributes to framework on community well-being July 19, 2018 Visual concept of The Community Wellbeing Framework, a guide to design for community well-being published by design firm DIALOG and The Conference Board of Canada. Image courtesy

Keeping the Passion Alive

Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine’s latest issue takes a look at the innovative programs at DIALOG that are keeping our team members engaged. “The willingness of the firm to experiment and actively promote collaboration and creativity, together with its in-house personal

New framework for ‘community wellbeing’ touts new design paradigm

Canadian Interiors – The design features of cities, communities and buildings can create conditions that promote and foster individual and community health and wellbeing, according to a new report by The Conference Board of Canada in collaboration with DIALOG. Read

June 23 is 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 are kicking engineering stereotypes to the curb every day, but we know

Episode 006 | TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY IMPERATIVE Podcast

In this special summer solstice edition of the Twenty-first Century Imperative, Eric Corey Freed talks with Craig Applegath about overcoming paralysis when confronted with the huge ecological challenges we face. The award-winning architect, author, and resident Sustainability Disruptor at Morrison

It Takes a Village – the project team behind an innovative new healthcare model present at Achieving Excellence Together

A bold, project has brought together community and hospital leadership to plan for a Health Care Village dedicated to improving community health and wellbeing. On Wednesday, June 20, DIALOG joins a panel to discuss the lessons learned, and benefits of

Evoke DIALOG – Edmonton Valley Zoo Entry and Wander

DIALOG designed a new entry plaza, visitor services and education centre, cafe, gift shop and central circulation path that reflects the Edmonton Valley Zoo’s focus on getting close to nature while fitting in with their natural surroundings in the heart of

Janice Liebe and Antonio Gomez-Palacio named 2018 RAIC Fellows

Congratulations to DIALOG’s Janice Liebe and Antionio Gomez-Palacio on receiving Fellowship from RAIC!  The College of Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) bestows Fellowship to RAIC members in recognition of outstanding achievement. Criteria includes design excellence, exceptional scholarly contribution,

The Community Wellbeing Framework – Azure Magazine

Azure Magazine – June 7, 2018 “Informed conversations are one thing, but action is another … everyone can agree that community well-being is a goal to strive towards. It’s something even developers – those focused on selling units – can

100in1day: A safer pedestrian crossing outside our Edmonton studio

Have you heard of 100in1day? As they introduce it: 100In1Day is all about putting thought-provoking ideas into small-scale interventions for one day. It’s an annual celebration of active citizenship, where we collectively celebrate what makes our communities great, and implement ideas about how we can