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

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

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

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

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.

#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

Video: How does the Community Wellbeing Framework influence your work?

We asked early adopters of the Comunity Wellbeing Framework at DIALOG how it’s influencing their work. Learn more about the Framework here: www.dialogdesign.ca/community-wellbeing