Dear Vancouver,

  DIALOG founding principals, Joost Bakker and Norman Hotson have been celebrated by the AIBC with Lifetime Achievement Awards.  Best known for the 2nd most visited site in Canada, the revival of Granville Island, Joost and Norm are design partners who

Dear Vancouver,

  DIALOG founding principals, Joost Bakker and Norman Hotson have been celebrated by the AIBC with Lifetime Achievement Awards.  Best known for the 2nd most visited site in Canada, the revival of Granville Island, Joost and Norm are design partners who

DIALOG makes a mark on Alberta Urban Design

We’re making a mark on the urban environment in Alberta cities, and it shows! DIALOG is proud to receive Urban Design Awards in both Edmonton and Calgary. Enbridge Centre in Edmonton picked up the Civic Design Award of Merit and

Brand Guide Recognized by Registered Graphic Designers Association

DIALOG’s Brand Inspiration Guide has been honoured by the Registered Graphic Designers Association (RGD) In-House Design Awards. This competition recognizes design excellence within organizations whose main service offering is not graphic design, but who have an internal support team that includes graphic designers… and

DIALOG Honored with FSC Leadership Award

Craig Applegath – principal (L); and Charles Marshall – sustainability associate (R), were in Boston this week to accept an award for their work on Bill Fisch Forest and Stewardship Education Centre (BFFSEC). Ian Buchanan – manager, Natural Heritage and

Kennedale Eco Station Recognized for Excellence in Green Building

Kennedale Eco Station received the Excellence in Green Building – New Construction award from CaGBC’s Alberta Chapter!  The CaGBC Leadership Awards program recognizes individuals and organizations who have made a significant contribution to the CaGBC’s mission and goals in advancing green building

DIALOGer Jason Heinrich wins prestigious LafargeHolcim Award

Jason Heinrich thinks differently about how we should approach Urban Densification, and LafargeHolcim agrees with him. Heinrich, who is a vital member of the firm’s Green Team, has been celebrated with a Next Generation LafrageHolcim Sustainability Award. His thesis, developed under the

CanBIM Award Winners Presented with DIALOG Designed Trophy – VIDEO

        DIALOG was thrilled to design this year’s CanBIM trophies – an honour bestowed on previous award winners. Krigh Bachmann, DIALOG’s manager of design technology, and CanBIM Designers Steering Committee Chair, introduced this trophy at the annual

DIALOG Recognized for Excellence in Steel Construction at CISC Awards

Our engineering teams in Edmonton and Calgary were recognized for their great work at the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction 2017 Alberta Steel Awards of Excellence. We’re honoured to receive the Collaboration Award for Rogers Place. The Collaboration Award is

Abbotsford is Walkable

The City of Abbotsford was informed by and evolved for cars. Thanks to our willful client and partners, it’s now planned for people. Let’s start off on this note: This was DIALOG’s first full Official Community Plan (OCP), which is a

Stars Align for BOMA BC Award win

The stars have aligned for Lyra Growth – not only is business thriving, it’s looking good too. DIALOG partnered up with Fusion Space to reinvent Lyra’s office last fall. The transformation of the 2,285 sq ft space just won BOMA BC’s Tenant Improvement Award.

AAA announces new leadership award in honour of Tom Sutherland

The Alberta Association of Architects (AAA) created an award in the late Tom Sutherland‘s honour called the Tom Sutherland Award of Merit. His family accepted the inaugural award on his behalf at their Annual General Meeting held on May 9. Every year, the award

OALA Awards Craig Applegath with Honourary Membership

A hearty congratulations to Craig Applegath! Craig was presented with the OALA Honourary Member Award at this year’s OALA AGM and Conference. This award is given annually to non-members who help advance the cause of landscape architecture in Ontario. Craig was

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

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

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

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

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

Our very own: 2016 Interior Design Magazine’s Rising Giants…coming in at #27!

Congratulations to DIALOG’s Interior Design team! You’re incredible work has been recognized on Interior Design Magazine’s Rising Giants 2016 list. Well done and here’s to our growing future!

Toronto Urbanist Antonio Gómez-Palacio Named One of Most Successful Mexicans in Canada

DIALOG principal and urban planner Antonio Gómez-Palacio, one of Canada’s most successful Mexicans. Read more above.

DIALOG honoured for design excellence by Canadian Architect magazine

DIALOG took top honours for design excellence in two categories at this year’s Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence. Both the new Calgary Central Library and Vancouver House received recognition. Here’s an excerpt on the awards: Awards of Excellence are given each year

EnRoute to success: Emblem Hotel wins at EnRoute Magazine Hotel Design Awards.

DIALOG’s Toronto Studio was recently presented with a prestigious Hotel Design Award from EnRoute Magazine for the Emblem Hotel. The Hotel, located in Prague, was Air Canada’s inflight magazine’s top choice for Best Spa or Pool. Congratulations to Alison McNeil and her interiors

Changing Calgary’s Landscape: DIALOG Wins Big at Mayor’s Urban Design Awards

The 2015 Mayor’s Urban Design Awards (MUDA) Gala was held November 5 at the University of Calgary’s Energy Environment Experiential Learning (EEEL) building. This year, a record breaking 68 nominations were received, showcasing some of the most innovative buildings and

Could, should, wood: Forest Stewardship and Education Centre wins Environmental Design Award

The DIALOG-designed Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre recently won the Environmental Building Wood Design Award at the 15th annual Wood WORKS! Awards. The program recognizes people and organizations that, through design excellence, advocacy, and innovation, are advancing the

Flying non-stop: Edmonton Airport Tower receives industry’s highest honour

DIALOG has won the 2015 Canadian Consulting Engineering Award of Excellence for the Edmonton International Airport Combined Office and Control Tower. Principals Jim Montgomery, structural engineer, and Stephen Boyd, architect, were honoured to accept the award on DIALOG’s behalf. The

Brookfield Place Calgary nominated for BIM excellence

The CanBIM Awards are an annual opportunity to recognize the very Best in BIM in Canada. This year, DIALOG is nominated in several categories, including a Best in BIM award for work on Brookfield Place Calgary. These awards focus on

We're sharing #dialog

@dialogdesign 1 month ago
Connecting our DIALOGers from all studios at this year's #AspireDIALOG in #yyc. The link in bio explains how we stoke the collective's fire. #DIALOG #Design #designlove

@dialogdesign 6 months ago
We've arrived! DIALOG is thrilled to be named in @AzureMagazine as one of the Top 30 design firms making their mark! They think we create amazing workplaces, and we couldn’t agree more. In the spirit of arrival, take a look at how #DIALOG design makes an entrance. #entranceway #workplacedesign #designmagazine #architecture #design #interiordesign #officedesign #designinspo

@dialogdesign 7 months ago
A facade lighting test was conducted last night for 14 of the 60 floors for the Telus Sky project in progress. The lighting is the Public Art contribution, @douglascoupland is the artist. Each L shape facade has 160 #led lights with an unlimited number of colours available. #dialog #architecture

@dialogdesign 7 months ago
Design is in the details. The Oilers Entertainment Group's office space is inspired by the arena next door with bank tiered seating, staff lockers, and a centre ice zone. We added elegant elements like this Vibia light fixture to ensure the final design didn't feel gimmicky. The result? A refined space, worthy of the #Oilers legacy. #Oilers #InteriorDesign #ICEDistrict #yegdt #dialog

@dialogdesign 7 months ago
Laneway interplay from Concept A. Community connection from Concept B. A splash of water from Concept C. And going out on a limb with elevation from Concept D. Downtown #YVR is getting a new 'playground' at Smith & Richards. Construction begins Spring 2018. Learn about the design process through link in bio. #WeShapeCities #landscapedesign #byebyeparkinglot


Love it when promoting #walkability inspires a sense of pride (and advocacy). #iamCanadian #DIALOG

2 months ago

Grand Opening at the SOFTWARE, INFORMATICS, AND RESEARCH CENTRE @UOIT ! #DIALOG and @EllisDon project teams celebra…

2 months ago

We are nourished by both food and social interactions. #PublicMarkets fulfill both. #CommunityWellbeing #DIALOG

2 months ago

Indoors and outdoors can be friends, when doors and windows join the party. #DIALOG #placesforpeople

2 months ago

Can you fall in love with a city? Something is terribly wrong with your city if you can’t. #DIALOG

3 months ago

Nice! Building for all ages makes ALL better. #CommunityWellbeing #AgingInPlace #CitiesForPeople #dialog

3 months ago

Shout out to all the other awesome presenters in the Design for Purpose session! I learned a lot! #BuildingSim2017 #DIALOG

5 months ago

#SCUP52 @Plan4HigherEd Design places for student to just "Be" yet not isolated" Places designed to build community culture @DIALOG #DIALOG

6 months ago

#SCUP52@Dialog Liberal arts education key, change is accelerating, just in time education future. Higher Ed needs to lead... #DIALOG

6 months ago

Thousands of people enjoying the wondrous absurdity of a gigantic #rubberducky, can't be a bad thing. #DIALOG

6 months ago