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

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.

#Listenthendesign. What should Impact the future of Vancouver?: Experience ‘Hive-mind’

DIALOG’s Vancouver Studio set out to answer this question with an interactive community-built art installation called ‘Hive-mind’ in celebration of Vancouver Design Week… Vancouver Design Week is in its third year and it’s gaining momentum. What began as an annual weekend

Maker Series: Bees & Flowers – Spa at Four Seasons Toronto

A playful new light fixture, designed by DIALOG in collaboration with Alissa Coe Studio, offers an elegant one-of-a-kind focal point for the redesigned Spa at Four Seasons Toronto.  “Art is using your feelings and mind together to solve something” –

Four key design strategies: How architecture can support a health care organization’s growth

Health Facilities Management Magazine – DIALOG’s Ron McIntyre, Diego Morettin, and Lynn Webster make a compelling case for architecture’s role in creating healthy outcomes for organizations and their patients. “A growing body of research points to the unique edge offered

Edmonton Journal: Dazzling, delicate new Walterdale Bridge worth the wait

We’ve always known that Walterdale Bridge would be worth the wait of construction, and now Edmontonians feel the same! It’s so rewarding to hear Edmontonians expressing the feelings we designed Walterdale Bridge to evoke. As we get closer to summer

Campus Masterplans Look Forward to Meet Future Needs

Vibrant university and college campuses consider the needs of students, teachers, staff, and visitors. From small colleges to large universities, urban to rural, mountain to prairie, DIALOG is creating campus masterplans that integrate open space, public realm, movement systems, and

100 Street Funicular and Frederick G. Todd Lookout Making Headlines

100 Street Funicular and Frederick G. Todd Lookout recently opened in downtown Edmonton, and it’s creating a buzz far beyond its Edmonton home!   Hear from the design team during the excitement of the funicular’s opening: CBC Edmonton News: Interview

Crosstown Concourse has been credited as the largest LEED Platinum building in the world for Adaptive Reuse.

Crosstown is big, really big…   Officially reopened in August after being renovated as a 1.1 million-square-foot mixed-use development by DIALOG in association with LRK of Memphis, Tennesse, this former Sears distribution center sat derelict for three decades. Its resurrection

Walterdale Bridge makes bright new connections in Edmonton’s river valley

Walterdale Bridge, the newest addition to Edmonton’s city skyline, is now connecting even more people across the North Saskatchewan River. The newly open shared-use path on the east side of the bridge invites walkers, runners, cyclists, stroller pushers, wheelchair access

Rogers Place Achieves LEED® Silver!

Rogers Place, home of the Edmonton Oilers in the heart of downtown Edmonton’s ICE District, has reached a new milestone: LEED® Silver! It’s the first NHL facility in Canada that is built to LEED® Silver standards, and DIALOG is proud

100 Street Funicular: Free rides. No tickets. Every day.

The time has come for Edmontonians to experience the highly-anticipated Mechanized River Valley Access project, officially named 100 Street Funicular and Frederick G. Todd Lookout. We couldn’t be more excited! Wondering what a “funicular” is? In short, it’s like an

Congratulations to our new associates!

Leadership. Dedication. Commitment. If anyone has checked their LinkedIn newsfeed lately, these may seem like buzzwords. At DIALOG, these words are not fleeting. A couple times each year, we assemble across our studios to recognize and celebrate the individuals who

Living Architecture Monitor: Canada’s Top Design Firm Pledges Carbon Neutral Portfolio by 2030

“City builders are in a unique position to increase responsibility and leadership in offsetting the greenhouse gas emissions caused by infrastructure,” Jim Anderson, chair of DIALOG. In September, we announced that DIALOG had signed the AIA’s 2030 Commitment Letter. As

Winspear Centre’s 20th Anniversary: A Look Back at the Design

The Francis Winspear Centre for Music is celebrating 20 years of awe-inspiring performances in a concert hall that is world-renowned for its excellent acoustics. To celebrate the Winspear’s birthday, we’re looking back at the design that has stood the test

DIALOG signs on to the AIA 2030 Commitment!

This September DIALOG officially joined a growing global community of like-minded firms who are taking action against climate change by signing on to The American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2030 Commitment. This commitment is an important milestone for our industry;

Edmonton Design Week takes over the Edmonton studio!

To celebrate Edmonton Design Week, we are opening our doors and inviting Edmontonians to think about the design of our city in a hands-on way. Play with the design of our city in our City Blocks installation. Learn about the

UBC Campus Energy Centre Strikes Sustainable Gold

Sustainable features and innovative approach to infrastructure achieve LEED Gold Certification.   The University of British Columbia is recognized as a leader in advancing the global sustainability agenda. In 2007, the university committed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by

(Re)Build Your Dreams With DIALOG

Crosstown Concourse has reminded DIALOG how to build dreams. With vigor, with tenacity, and with audacity. I’ve never known a creative culture like there is in Memphis. –  Lead Architect, Alan Boniface For 30 years, a community in Memphis prayed

The wait is over! Edmonton opens the new Walterdale Bridge!

Edmontonians have anxiously awaited the opening of the new Walterdale Bridge since construction began in 2013. Today, their wait ends as the iconic new bridge opens to traffic for the first time. “We’re pleased to be able to share this

FastCompany.com – Can Artificial Intelligence Let Us Put People First?

Antonio Gomez-Palacio and Alan Boniface ponder the future of the city with autonomous vehicles – Can artificial intelligence allow us to put people first? Less than a decade ago, the concept of autonomous vehicles roaming streets and highways seemed nothing

Heart of the Campus – Mount Royal University Riddell Library and Learning Centre

Landmarked as a significant contribution to the Mount Royal University Campus, The Riddell Library and Learning Centre is the newest building addition and the heart of the campus for students, professors, and general public. The elegant façade that inscribes a

Design Team Q&A | NorQuest College Singhmar Centre for Learning

The finishing touches are being completed on NorQuest College Singhmar Centre for Learning! Classes start in their new home on September 5th. NorQuest College has been an important post-secondary institution in Edmonton since the 1960s. NorQuest’s student population is diverse


DIALOG recently answered the call for redesign concepts of San Francisco’s Harvey Milk Plaza. Admirers, we took the exercise so seriously that we came out on the other side of the design process with not one concept, but two. People