Edmonton’s ‘End of the World’ lookout officially opens as Keillor Point

Edmontonians had a new lookout to check out over the holidays. Keillor Point, unofficially known as End of the World, opened on December 21. DIALOG is proud to be the structural engineers, landscape architects, and architects that made this lookout

Edmonton’s ‘End of the World’ lookout officially opens as Keillor Point

Edmontonians had a new lookout to check out over the holidays. Keillor Point, unofficially known as End of the World, opened on December 21. DIALOG is proud to be the structural engineers, landscape architects, and architects that made this lookout

Building Sustainably Doesn’t Always Mean Starting from Scratch

We design a lot of structures from the ground up, but increasingly we’re called upon to re-imagine how existing buildings can have a second life. Often, we’re tasked with the unique challenge of preserving what we can, while improving function

River Mile gets green light from Denver City Council

The River Mile project won crucial approvals from the Denver City Council Monday evening, representing a major milestone in the process to create “human scale” development for a new urban center. Designed in partnership with Shears Adkins Rockmore Architects, the River

Our 2018 Holiday Video Has Arrived!

It’s National Gingerbread House Day and we’re celebrating with the release of DIALOG’s 2018 Holiday Video! Everyone loves The Office, and so do we. For DIALOG’s 2018 Holiday Video, we’ve created a tribute to The Office: A DIALOG mockumentary on

Arts for All

There are so many different types of art in the world…theatre, street murals, graphic design, sculpture…the list goes on. Whatever the medium, art has an amazing ability to bring us together and challenge our thinking. For all of these reasons and

Congratulations to our newest principals and associates

Every 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. Leadership at DIALOG

A flagship building for Public Services and Procurement Canada

DIALOG is lead consultant for this federal government flagship project, providing architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering, and sustainability consulting to design a carbon neutral building. Built in Toronto in the 1950s, the Arthur Meighen Building

Pull up a seat, it’s Aspire 2018!

It’s that time of year again – the recap of our annual pin-up, aka Aspire!  We introduced you to our Aspire initiative last year. It brings a select group of DIALOGers together from across our firm to share their projects stories and

Q&A with DIALOG Healthcare Designer Magdalena Warshawski

We sat down with Magdalena Warshawski, an architect and associate on our Edmonton studio’s healthcare team, to find out what drives her passion for healthcare design. She has an interesting background that combines health sciences with architecture, so she easily

Foothills Medical Centre – McCaig Tower

The Foothills Medical Centre’s nine-storey McCaig Tower combines the Interventional Trauma OR, ICU and rehabilitation treatment into one building. The Interventional Trauma OR introduces the ability to perform angiographic procedures – a medical imaging technique used to visualize the inside

CapitalCare Norwood Project will begin construction in Summer 2019

The Government of Alberta announced that construction will begin on Edmonton’s CapitalCare Norwood Redevelopment project next summer. DIALOG’s integrated architecture, engineering, interior design, landscape architecture and planning team is proud to design this new continuing care centre for Albertans. The

Jill Robertson among Edmonton’s best and brightest young leaders

Every year, Avenue Magazine publishes their highly anticipated list of Edmonton’s Top 40 Under 40. Each cohort is a cross-section of the young movers and shakers around the city that are making Edmonton a more vibrant, livable, healthy, and generally awesome

5 design decisions that create healthier healthcare spaces

When you visit a hospital it’s likely that design isn’t the first thing you’re thinking about. Usually, you’ll be focused on health and wellbeing – either your own, or that of a loved one. What you may not realize is

Five Bold Ideas for Designing More Inclusive Cities

How can we make our urban environments more inclusive? Antonio Gomez-Palacio joined a panel of of leading urban designers at last week’s Azure Talk to examine that challenge. Read “5 Bold Ideas for Designing More Inclusive Cities”. https://www.azuremagazine.com/article/designing-inclusive-cities/

Royal Alberta Museum Recognized for Design-Build and Concrete Excellence

Royal Alberta Museum opened its doors to visitors this month, but the building itself has been admired by the construction industry for months. DIALOG has recently been honoured to receive two awards in recognition of our collaborative design-build process and

Power Shift: A look at Canada’s first certified ‘living building’

Craig Applegath, architect and principal at DIALOG, discusses the innovations in the Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre, a building that is free of toxic chemicals and is net-positive in energy use. It’s said to meet the most rigorous

Aga Khan Garden – Alberta Officially Inaugurated by His Highness the Aga Khan

On a sunny October day in Edmonton, His Highness the Aga Khan officially inagurated the Aga Khan Garden, Alberta at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden. DIALOG provided architectural, structural engineering, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering services for the project, working with Nelson Bird

DIALOGers share their favourite transit systems from around the world

As we embark on a journey to Pittsburgh for this year’s Rail~Volution conference, we’ve got transit systems on the mind. Well, the team of DIALOG transit designers that are attending always have transit on the mind, but right now we’re thinking

DIALOG designer one of World’s Top 20 Design Graduates

Nicole Moyo, a designer with DIALOG’s urban planning team in Toronto, has been selected to speak at the Antenna Conference – a prestigious event at Dutch Design Week, that provides young designers with a platform and helps them develop their project

Green roofs, wellbeing, and the reinvention of retail

“Why, in a world where people will increasingly invest their time and money for experiences and community, isn’t the heart of most North American cities providing the very thing consumers need, want, and desire most?” – Jim Anderson, DIALOG’s chair,

Edmonton Brewery District recognized at ICSC Canadian Shopping Centre Awards

Edmonton Brewery District brought home silver in the New Development category at this year’s ICSC Canadian Shopping Centre Awards! The innovative shopping centre in Edmonton’s densest residential neighbourhood offers a wide variety of shops and services within walking distance. What

Royal Alberta Museum: The new home for Alberta’s stories is now open!

Royal Alberta Museum finally opens today, and we couldn’t be more excited! Our integrated team of architects, interior designers, landscape architects and structural, mechanical and electrical engineers designed a place for gathering, discovering the human and natural history of Alberta,

What is transit-oriented development anyway?

If you’re not a planner, architect, or developer, the term ‘transit-oriented development’ (or ‘TOD’) is probably one you’ve heard, but not one you’ve given much thought. As citizens, we often look at transit as a way to get from A

Emera Innovation Exchange Opens in St. John’s

Emera Innovation Exchange, Memorial University of Newfoundland’s new engagement hub located on Signal Hill in St. Johns, officially opened its doors to the public on September 29. The design was influenced by a east coast vernacular, which makes total sense – DIALOG principal

Engineering Garage: The Ultimate Makerspace!

The University of Alberta Engineering Garage opened this weekend! The premiere of the Faculty of Engineering’s new makerspace was an engineering showcase as part of Alumni Week. Current engineering students from all programs hosted family-friendly activities and demonstrations, inspiring future engineers