New kihêw waciston Indigenous Student Centre Welcomes All at MacEwan University

“Our hope is that people–all people–walk out of kihêw waciston feeling inspired, hopeful and connected.” -Terri Suntjens, kâ-nêkânêstahk iyiniw pamihtamowina, Director of Indigenous Initiatives at MacEwan. MacEwan University recently shared the story of designing the new kihêw waciston Indigenous Centre. It’s a

New kihêw waciston Indigenous Student Centre Welcomes All at MacEwan University

“Our hope is that people–all people–walk out of kihêw waciston feeling inspired, hopeful and connected.” -Terri Suntjens, kâ-nêkânêstahk iyiniw pamihtamowina, Director of Indigenous Initiatives at MacEwan. MacEwan University recently shared the story of designing the new kihêw waciston Indigenous Centre. It’s a

A place of our own: a walk through our new Toronto studio

When we needed a new studio for our 200 design professionals in Toronto, it didn’t take us long to find the designers. Who better, really, than the people who would be using the new space? We couldn’t expand in our

Smithe & Richards Park Groundbreaking Scheduled for January 2020

After many years of planning and some unexpected delays, DIALOG’s highly-anticipated Smithe & Richards urban park in downtown Vancouver will be breaking ground in January 2020. This amazing civic asset was designed by DIALOG’s planning, landscape architecture, structural engineering, and

DIALOG Announces 19 New Associates

Before this year comes to an end, we’re excited to announce 19 new associates. Each of these individuals come from within DIALOG. They’re tireless workers, dedicated to project and client success, and committed to improving the wellbeing of our communities

Waterfront plan wins ‘Reach Out’ Brownie Award!

  “The Brownie Awards recognize the builders, innovators and visionaries who are dedicated to the rehabilitation of brownfield sites that were once contaminated, under-utilized and undeveloped into productive residential and commercial projects that contribute to the growth of healthy communities

Artistic solar array installation continues at Edmonton Convention Centre

Edmonton media were invited to see the ongoing installation of Edmonton Convention Centre’s new solar array. The convention centre, tucked into the side of the North Saskatchewan River bank, is modernizing its atrium. The venue’s 35-year-old skylight units will be

DIALOG recognized for elevating the business of architecture in Alberta

We’re excited to share that our Iris Prize internal scholarship program was recognized by Consulting Architects of Alberta (CAA) as a notable effort to elevate the business of architecture. Now in its third year, the CAA Business Awards program was established to

Glacier View Lodge makes Fodor’s top 100

Pursuit’s Glacier View Lodge, designed by DIALOG, has been included in Fodor’s 100 most incredible hotels in the world. Located next to one of Canada’s most iconic glacier destinations, the hotel includes 32 alpine-inspired contemporary guest rooms and an intimate

Edmonton Urban Design Awards recognizes DIALOG-designed river valley project

Mechanized River Valley Access, one of the most unique places in Edmonton’s river valley, has been recognized with an Edmonton Urban Design Award. Known widely as 100 Street Funicular, the project received an Award of Excellence in the Civic Design

Aspire 2019 – DIALOG’s Annual Pin Up Event

It’s that time of year again! Our annual national pin up event–Aspire DIALOG–just wrapped its fourth year, and our studios are still abuzz. First things first. What’s Aspire? Aspire is an annual event to share and discuss the work we’ve

kihêw waciston Indigenous Centre opens at MacEwan University

Today marked an exciting milestone for MacEwan University’s kihêw waciston Indigenous Centre. It’s officially open and welcoming all students! kihêw waciston, which means “eagle’s nest” in nêhiyawewin (Cree), is a home away from home for MacEwan University’s Indigenous students. It’s a

2019 Structural Design Scholarship Competition

  Five teams, five bridges and five heavy loads. Third-year civil engineering students at the University of Calgary went head-to-head on Tuesday, testing their designs in hopes of winning DIALOG’s $7500 Structural Design Scholarship. The scholarship, established in partnership with

Royal Alberta Museum and Mechanized River Valley Access Recognized Nationally for Engineering Excellence

Two Edmonton-based projects, designed by DIALOG, were recognized by the Canadian Consulting Engineers with Awards of Excellence. The Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards represent the highest honours for excellence in consulting engineering in Canada. The awards are a joint program of the

DIALOG Calgary wins big at MUDA

Thursday was a  big night for DIALOG Calgary at the City of Calgary’s Mayor’s Urban Design Awards. We picked up five awards in total!   The New Central Library (with our partner Snøhetta) won the prestigious Mawson Urban Development Award.  The

New Cohousing Development Breaks Ground in Edmonton

A cohousing project that is almost a decade in the making is finally breaking ground in Old Strathcona. The new twenty-six unit, family-friendly development focuses on community and environmental sustainability. Conceptualized by Urban Green Cohousing members and designed by DIALOG,

Belvedere Transit Centre opens in Edmonton

The new Belvedere Transit Centre opened to transit riders this month in Edmonton! The new building and surrounding plaza replaces a 35-year old existing centre, giving Edmonton transit users a safe, comfortable place to wait for their bus. Located right

Happy 1st Anniversary to the Royal Alberta Museum!

It’s been one year since the Royal Alberta Museum has been open in its new Downtown Edmonton location! Since opening their new home, RAM has welcomed 400,000 visitors, making countless connections between visitors and the stories of Alberta. DIALOG is incredibly

Yorath House – a hidden gem restored in Edmonton’s river valley

A West Coast Modern hidden gem in Edmonton’s river valley has been restored and repurposed by DIALOG, and for the first time in its history, the house is now open to the public! A grand opening was hosted at Yorath

DIALOG rowing teams celebrate at the 2019 Row for Kids Regatta

After a great day of racing Olympic class rowing shells at the 14th annual Row For Kids Regatta, DIALOG’s two rowing teams claimed a gold and silver medal! For a fourth straight year, DIALOG’s Edmonton team won the Oar of Honour

Spec Start DIALOG Scholarship

This Fall, we’re launching a new scholarship. The Spec Start DIALOG Scholarship has been created to increase awareness and understanding of the specifications role in the design industry and to foster the new generation of specifiers. The scholarship is open to Canadian

Exchange Residence at UBC Opens to Students

Exchange Residence at the University of British Columbia is now fully occupied. The final contingent of students moved into the new 290,000 sq ft residence building at UBC’s Vancouver campus over the Labour Day long weekend, joining other students who

A New Way to Think About Transit

Written by DIALOG Communications Specialist John O’Brien and originally published on August 26, 2019 in Urban Mobility Forum. AT FIRST GLANCE, Edmonton’s new Valley Line LRT will look much like any of the dozens of light rail transit lines that snake

DIALOG Youth Architecture Camp – The Inaugural Year

Two things are not happening in Edmonton that put us at a disadvantage when designing our city. First, there’s very little—if any—exposure to architecture as a career for youth in grade school. Second, Edmonton lacks a post secondary institution with

One of TIME’s Top 100 is a DIALOG project!

Calgary’s New Central Library has been named  one of the world’s greatest 100 places for 2019 by TIME Magazine. The library was designed by Snøhetta and DIALOG acted as Executive Architect, as well  as being responsible for the library’s mechanical, landscape

The Retail Renaissance: Connection, Wellbeing, and Convenience

By Susan Carter, DIALOG Principal in Calgary, Alberta Have you ever considered the link between the retail in your life and your quality of life? In today’s society, the human needs of Connection, Wellbeing, and Convenience will be the driving