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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

UBC Campus Energy Centre wins Canadian Green Building Award

Climate change is heightening our anxieties. In response, there are designers who are making bold moves to shift our ideas about material uses and design decisions. These choices to communicate care in construction have become an artform…. The Canadian Green

Mechanized River Valley Access Nominated for Mayor’s Award for Accessibility

DIALOG’s Mechanized River Access project was nominated for the City of Edmonton Mayor’s Awards under the Accessible Homes and Buildings – Non Residential category! Though we didn’t end up receiving the award, it’s an honour to be recognized for our

Ladysmith Waterfront Area Plan wins Gold Award for Excellence in Policy Planning

The Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC) has announced 2018’s honorees for the finest examples of professional planning work in British Columbia and the Yukon. The Ladysmith Waterfront Area Plan, situated on the unceded territory of the Stz’uminus First Nation

Christopher Hume gives the Community Wellbeing Framework a critical nod

It’s not the answers that matter, it’s the questions. Christopher Hume published his thoughts about the soon to be released Community Wellbeing Framework in Toronto Storeys. The article, based on an interview with Antonio Gomez-Palacio and Craig Applegath, states that “For

A Record Fundraising Effort! DIALOG Charity Golf Classic 2018 in support of CAMH

On Friday May 25th, DIALOG’s Toronto studio hosted clients, colleagues and industry partners at the Copper Creek Golf Club in Kleinberg, Ontario, for the 12th annual DIALOG Charity Golf Classic. It was a beautiful day to be able to host a

Crosstown Concourse wins Congress of New Urbanism’s Grand Prize

The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) has announced the winners of its 17th annual Charter Awards, and have celebrated Crosstown Concourse with this year’s Grand Prize. The CNU celebrates projects that make a difference in people’s lives. They celebrate projects

Let’s Get Walking: 360 Degree City Podcast Interviews DIALOG’s Jill Robertson

Earlier this month, Jill Robertson and others hosted a Jane’s Walk called “Exploring the Edmonton Funicular.” One of the walkers that joined them was the host of a podcast called 360 Degree City that discusses cities from every angle. The host, John Lewis, talked

Machine Age – Smartgeometry 2018

DIALOG ran an incredibly innovative workshop over 4 days at the Autodesk sponsored Smartgeometry sg2018:Machine Minds at the at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, in Toronto. Entitled “Inside the Black Box”, the cluster workshop sought

In the News: Edmonton Journal Interviews Architect Donna Clare

Publishing an article about the lead architect of Royal Alberta Museum seems very fitting on International Museum Day! The Edmonton Journal dived in to where DIALOG principal and architect, Donna Clare, comes from and the way she thinks about design.

VIDEO: An Introduction to the Community Wellbeing Framework.

At a recent ULI event, Antonio Gomez-Palacio walked a group of city-builders through the high-level structure of the Framework, and why DIALOG is advocating to embed community wellbeing into the built environment.

Vote Now – Canstruction 2018

On Monday night, our Toronto studio created a masterpiece! Faster than a can of tuna! More powerful than a lentil medley! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound (due to all the beans)! It’s….. SouperCan!          Every