DIALOG is opening our first U.S. studio!

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We think great design has no borders. We aren’t expanding just for the sake of expanding. We’re growing in a mindful, sustainable way in order to pursue the great work we’re truly passionate about. Opening a studio in the U.S.

San Francisco Skyline

DIALOG is opening our first U.S. studio!

We think great design has no borders. We aren’t expanding just for the sake of expanding. We’re growing in a mindful, sustainable way in order to pursue the great work we’re truly passionate about. Opening a studio in the U.S.

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Three wins for the Edmonton Studio at the CEA Awards

Our Edmonton studio is proud to take home some awards from the Consulting Engineers of Alberta (CEA) Showcase Awards this month. Thank you to the CEA and our project collaborators for these awards! Harold L. Morrison Rising Young Professional Award

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STAT’s New Office Revitalizes Railtown Warehouse

With tech organizations such as Google, Microsoft, and Hootsuite designing offices to entice top tech savvy professionals, how does a young tech firm create an office space to attract top talent without breaking the bank? And how does it accomplish

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Reinventing Alberta’s Inner Cities

There are moments in a city’s development that provide the opportunity for a rethink. What kind of place do we want to build for future generations? Here in Alberta, that time is now. Stunned by high levels of office vacancy

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Carleton Studio at DIALOG: Rail Deck Park

For the next six weeks, graduate students from the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism at Carleton University will be joining the DIALOG Toronto Studio to explore concepts for the Rail Deck Park – a project currently being investigated by the

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DIALOG’s 2016 Iris Prize Recipient: Kevin Dieterman & Michael Zabinski

Every year, staff from across all studios and disciplines have the opportunity to apply for the Iris Prize. Now in its 12th year, the Iris Prize is an internal scholarship that includes two weeks paid time and up to $7,500

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Congratulations to five new associates!

Congratulations to five new associates, all from the Edmonton studio! A couple times each year, we assemble across our studios to recognize and celebrate the individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, dedication to practice, and unwavering commitment to working together

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Designer Watch – Simone Ferkul

  Toronto’s dreary winter is punctuated every January with the bright and shiny Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO) which brings design interventions to the public throughout the city. A highlight of this year’s event was the Umbra + TO DO

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Double the excitement: Project of the Year x 2!

 January 26th: Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA) has honoured two DIALOG projects with the award for Public Project of the Year at their annual conference and award banquet. Bill Fisch Stewardship and Education Centre has been recognized as 2016 OPWA Project of the

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Congratulations to our New Associates!

Each year at this time we assemble across our studios to recognize and celebrate the individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, dedication to practice, and unwavering commitment to working together to improve the wellbeing of our communities. Becoming an Associate

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Something Shiny in the Forest – LEED Platinum Certification for BFFSEC

Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre (BFFSEC) located in Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON has successfully achieved its LEED® Certification from CaGBC. The project was awarded an impressive 82 points and has been certified LEED® Platinum under the LEED® Canada NC 2009 rating system. Later this year, the project is

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One Designer, Two Wheels, and Multiple Thoughts on Urban Infrastructure

  DIALOG Interior Designer Olga Haliuk had an “Aha” moment a few years back that caused her to embrace cycling as her go-to form of transportation. “Frustrated after a long commute one day, I spent an afternoon at the office searching Kijiji,

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The Walterdale Bridge, as complicated as it is beautiful

DIALOG has played a pivotal role in the considered erection of Edmonton’s new and very heavy infrastructure puzzle, the Walterdale Bridge. “On this bridge — what the city calls its most complex infrastructure project to date — it’s easier to use analogies. The physics

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DIALOG supports Breakfast Club of Canada

We’ve heard the phrase a million times: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s true, skipping breakfast is like trying to design a building without floors – it’s not a good foundation for success. Here at DIALOG,

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DIALOG’s Green Team Receives Architect at Zero’s Award of Merit

Nexus From Up Top Architect at Zero called for entrants to plan and design a theoretical student housing site-map for San Francisco State University. This is DIALOG’S second project to win accolades in the net-zero arena in 2016 - GROWHouse was celebrated with

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Alberta Construction 2016 Top Project Award Winners

DIALOG is proud to be a part of four unique projects awarded Top Projects by Alberta Construction Magazine. The awards celebrate the best of design, sustainability and innovative technologies in Alberta. Covering all corners of the province, the winners stood

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This is Edson’s Hospital

Think of a nearby hospital and ask yourself if you could identify the main entrance. Would you know where to go once you pass through the doors? Do you know where to find the elevators? How about which floors connect

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YYC ready for takeoff

Start packing your bags, the new YYC international terminal is officially open to the world. And from the first sketches back in 2007, to the grand opening of Canada’s newest connector hub in fall 2016, DIALOG has been there every

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Transforming malls into urban villages

In today’s world of Amazon and same day delivery, many would argue that retail is a thing of the past. But contrary to popular belief, retail is still stronger than ever – it’s the environment and experience that are evolving.

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DIALOG’s Urbanist Team

DIALOG’s Urbanist team meets every year to discuss the issues most relevant to their practice. In this first video, the group attempts to define “What is Urbanism and what is the responsibility of an Urbanist?” The Urbanist Team is comprised

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Connecting our past. Inspiring our future.

ENBRIDGE CENTRE OPENS IN DOWNTOWN EDMONTON. If you only look at Enbridge Centre as an office tower, you’re missing the point. Placemaking is becoming the new norm in Edmonton. Unbeknownst to many, this isn’t a race to the top to

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PIBC Announces 2016 Honourary & Life Members – Congratulations, Norm Hotson!

Norman Hotson, one of the founding principals of DIALOG Vancouver, has been recognized as one of only three people who have received the Honourary Membership designation in BC. The Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC) is the professional association of

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DIALOG designed Banff Gondola Terminal has opened its doors to lucky adventurers and the views don’t quit!

  The Banff Gondola Upper Terminal project is located at approximately 2280 m elevation atop Sulphur Mountain in Banff National Park. A popular tourist destination for over 50 years, the existing visitor centre required a substantial renovation to bring the

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Taking home not one, but TWO top honours!

DIALOG’s Interior Design Team took home two Awards of Merit at the 2016 Interior Designers Institute of BC’s Shine Awards. Celebrating outstanding achievements from BC’s interior design community, our work at LGM Financial and Marine Building Rehabilitation gained top recognition

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Making Tracks to Rail-Volution 2016

Rail-Volution – Building Livable Communities with Transit October 9th – 12th, 2016 San Francisco, CA RAILVOLUTION.ORG   DIALOG’s Transit Planning and Design team will be making tracks to Rail~Volution 2016 this October 9th -12th. A few of us are presenting

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@dialogdesign 14 days ago
As an #urbanist, I stand in awe of everything that happens between one city and the next. Sunrise along the #prairies. #nofilter #DIALOG

@dialogdesign 14 days ago
Is #transit on the path to encounter...: ...untold riches? or ...fairy tale monsters? #DIALOG

@dialogdesign 16 days ago
Engaging stakeholders, #CarltonUniversity students get the perspective of the development industry to inform #RailDeckPark designs. https://www.dialogdesign.ca/open-dialog/carleton-studio-dialog/ #DIALOG #instarepost20

@dialogdesign 16 days ago
#Airports have emerged as key #civic buildings in our era. Nice job @dialogdesign ! If I am to wait, glad it's beautiful. #DIALOG #yyc #instarepost20

@dialogdesign 16 days ago
‪#OpenSpaces improve your #wellbeing. So do social interactions. #Publicrealm in #cities is the intersection of both.‬ ‪https://www.citylab.com/navigator/2017/03/the-transformative-power-of-spending-time-outside/518481/?utm_source=SFTwitter‬ #DIALOG #instarepost20

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#Airports have emerged as key #civic buildings in our era. Nice job @DIALOG ! If I am to wait, glad it's beautiful. #DIALOG #yyc

@aurbanist
17 days ago

RT @AlbertaVenture: @DIALOG Jim Anderson opens up shop in San Francisco https://t.co/0hOg3CxoIF #Dialog #Verbatim https://t.co/w0EywiwxnV

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29 days ago

Want to reduce the energy used by buildings? Make cities denser. https://t.co/9MMANqu4j1 @voxdotcom #DIALOG

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1 month ago

Stepping up #YEG's river valley access with the FUNicular! #yegfunicular #dialog #exploreedmonton https://t.co/is6MlkJ9hO

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1 month ago

Here's just one reason #DIALOG is proud to support @BreakfastCanada #forthekids #BreakfastClubCanada - find more at… https://t.co/XDk6Rdqdre

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3 months ago

Here's just one reason #DIALOG is proud to support @BreakfastCanada #forthekids #BreakfastClubCanada - find more at… https://t.co/MvnhjGIU1p

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3 months ago

@DIALOG structural team at #GeorgeThird Measuring the Shipyards project steel sections #Dialog @georgethird1 https://t.co/HWLpuVpCOU

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3 months ago

Here's just one reason #DIALOG is proud to support @BreakfastCanada #forthekids #BreakfastClubCanada - find more at… https://t.co/7amxNTw9Tp

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3 months ago

If you are in #Brandon tomorrow, join the @BrandonUni #campusplan conversation: https://t.co/sLdAfzzGyZ #DIALOG

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3 months ago

About to catch the elusive #DIALOG #Pikachu #HappyHalloween https://t.co/laeSvqvSsC

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