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

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

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

This Weekend: Jane’s Walk 2018 – dust off those walking shoes!

DIALOG is excited to be participating in the Jane’s Walk Festival again this year. Our staff have been busy planning their walks and will be hitting the sidewalks May 4th, 5th, & 6th. Every year, DIALOG staff show off their

DIALOG is taking out the trash!

Thanks to all the DIALOGers who came to join our #EarthDay2018 efforts in Toronto! Along with our project partners for the Arthur Meighen Building Rehabilitation (aka AMBR), PSPC, BGIS, and Urbacon, we were able to drag 20 plus bags of garbage

Alberta Strong: DIALOG is one of Alberta’s Top Employers

We think DIALOG is a great place to work. And we aren’t the only ones – others have noticed, too! DIALOG is proud to be recognized as one of Alberta’s Top Employers in 2018. With five studios in North America,

Designer Watch – Nicole Moyo: empowering communities through design

December is the month many of us reflect on our past accomplishments and map out new priorities for the coming year. For some serious inspiration in the design for doing good category, we thought we’d shine the spotlight on a

Aspire DIALOG 2017

At DIALOG, our claim to fame is collaboration. And while working together is in our DNA, between five studios, three time zones and many different disciplines…we have to work hard not to fall into silos. To combat this, we created

Is there a doctor in the house?

You Betcha! Toronto structural engineer Cameron Ritchie is DIALOG’s newest doctor. Cam completed his PhD earlier this fall and made it official at his convocation ceremony November 8. We asked Cam to share more about his area of focus – blast resistance of tubular steel!  

Park(ing) Day 2017 Recap

Our Edmonton studio made a lot of heads turn in Downtown Edmonton with our Park(ing) Day installation. It’s not often you see a parking stall taken over by real grass with the top half of a car sinking in! What’s

6th Annual Street Hockey Tournament in Edmonton

Every year, we shut down the street outside our Edmonton studio and get our game faces on. DIALOG’s 6th Annual Street Hockey Tournament was another smashing success with 11 teams of 3 players, 3 goalies, and dozens of cheering fans

DIALOG is one of Canada’s Greenest Employers

  We’ve just been selected as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers. We look back over this last year and have noticed our green game is operating at an all-time high. Our collective of designers have, and continue to, push the

This Weekend: Jane’s Walk – dust off those walking shoes!

DIALOG is excited to be participating in the Jane’s Walk Festival again this year. Our staff have been busy planning their walks and will be hitting the sidewalks May 5th, 6th, & 7th. Every year, DIALOG staff show off their

Associates take a day to ElevateDIALOG

Our studios are still abuzz following our first ElevateDIALOG event! Last month, the associates across all of our studios worked together on an initiative designed to foster collaboration and encourage the development of innovative ideas. Sounds vague, maybe, but that was

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.

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

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,

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

Top of Toronto: DIALOG Makes Prestigious Employers List

It’s pretty cool to see DIALOG represented on this list of Toronto’s Top Employers. This is yet another sign that this great Canadian design company’s Toronto studio continues to grow and make its mark in Canada’s biggest city and most

Ride to Conquer Cancer: A Bicycle Battle Cry

Last year, DIALOG architect Graeme Hackett died suddenly of brain cancer. He was just 33 years old. As one of our partners noted the day of his funeral, ‘Graeme was just getting started’. Just 6 months later, DIALOG technologist Dieter

Calgary’s TELUS Spark: The Art and Science of Fun

Learn more about the innovative approach our Architects and Engineers used to design Calgary’s TELUS Spark Science Centre. *No architects were injured or killed during the filming of this video.

There’s Magic at Play: DIALOG Supports the Boys & Girls Club of Canada

This holiday season, DIALOG is supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada in their mission to provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life. The

Holidays are just a little different here

At DIALOG we do the holidays just a little different. And while we appreciate a traditional holiday card, we find that they don’t quite capture exactly who we are and how we feel about the season. Reenacting scenes from Jerry

The Royal Canadian Navy Monument

The Royal Canadian Navy Monument was designed by artist Al McWilliams and DIALOG architects Joost Bakker and Bruce Haden.

DIALOG one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the third consecutive year

This morning The Globe and Mail published Canada’s Top 100 Employers, recognizing DIALOG – the only multi-disciplinary building, planning, and design firm on the list – for the third consecutive year. “The award signifies DIALOG’s commitment to creating a unique