The Amazing Race Canada visits our favourite Edmonton projects

Last night’s episode of The Amazing Race Canada landed in Edmonton and raced through the city from one DIALOG project to the next. Kicking off the episode from the Walterdale Bridge, host Jon Montgomery recapped the race standings as competitors began

The Amazing Race Canada visits our favourite Edmonton projects

Last night’s episode of The Amazing Race Canada landed in Edmonton and raced through the city from one DIALOG project to the next. Kicking off the episode from the Walterdale Bridge, host Jon Montgomery recapped the race standings as competitors began

Preparing the next leaders – five lessons learned from reimagining a golf course

DIALOG’s Craig Applegath is featured in this week’s Globe and Mail Leadership Lab. Five lessons learned from reimagining a golf course examines the thinking behind this past year’s DIALOG Design Residency in Honour of Tom Sutherland. Click here for the

Granville Island turns 40!

Today, we’re celebrating Granville Island‘s 40th anniversary! Can you believe it’s been that long?! In honor of this special occasion, we’re digging into our archives and sharing some of our favorite images from the past. Enjoy!   Granville Island before

Canadian summer attractions designed for learning and exploring

Summer holiday season is in full swing. Whether you’re hitting the road for an annual family road trip, or you’re looking for a local attraction to check out on the weekend, we have some recommendations to share. No surprise, all

Arbutus Corridor – the story of a renegade intervention

Decades before paved roadways criss-crossed British Columbia’s Lower Mainland, a network of local rail lines was used to transport goods and people across the region. One of those lines was a route that ran from Vancouver in the north to

Seven Calls to Action from FCM 2019

In June, DIALOG presented The Walrus Talks Wellbeing at FCM 2019. If you’ve not heard of it, FCM (Federation of Canadian Municipalities) is a large conference that brings together municipal mayors, councillors and city staff from regions across Canada. It’s

DIALOG to attend SCUP 2019 – connect with the delegates

DIALOG delegates from our studios across Canada and the US are attending the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)’s annual conference in Seattle from July 14 to 16. They’re interested in meeting with other conference attendees, and discussing important issues

Largest building-integrated photovoltaic glass installation in Canada at Edmonton Convention Centre

The City of Edmonton, which owns the Edmonton Convention Centre, has announced a $10.8 million atrium modernization project that includes the replacement of the venue’s 35-year-old skylight units with photovoltaic (solar cell) glass units. The project will begin this month

Our Commitment to Sustainability

At DIALOG, we’re passionate about design and believe it can—and should—meaningfully improve the wellbeing of the communities and the environment we all share. DIALOG strives to be a leader in sustainability—to be at the forefront of driving much-needed change in the

To all who aspire and inspire, happy 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’re kicking engineering stereotypes to the curb every day, but we know they’re doing

DIALOG Welcomes Four New Principals

It’s always an exciting time when we get to introduce some of DIALOG’s movers and shakers. There are people from all corners of our design practice doing exciting and inspiring things we love to share. This June, before we head

Crosstown Concourse Wins AIA 2019 Architecture Award

Looney Ricks Kiss (LRK), in association with DIALOG, has just won the AIA 2019 Award for Architecture for the Crosstown Concourse adaptive reuse project in Memphis, TN. Crosstown Concourse was one of only nine architectural projects selected by the jury

Raymond Block Achieves LEED® Platinum

The newest mixed-use development on Whyte Avenue is now LEED® Platinum Certified! Raymond Block has brought new life to a desolate corner in Edmonton’s vibrant Old Strathcona neighbourhood. The site was vacant for almost 20 years due to contaminated soil

DIALOG Charity Golf Classic 2019

On Friday, May 24, DIALOG hosted clients, colleagues, and industry partners at the Copper Creek Golf Club in Kleinburg, Ontario for the 13th annual DIALOG Charity Golf Classic in support of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).     The

The Design Story of Edmonton’s New Walterdale Bridge

It’s hard to believe now, but replacing Walterdale Bridge wasn’t planned to be anything special. So how did we go from a standard replacement bridge to a new icon that redefined the whole city? The original Walterdale Bridge was approaching

Five DIALOG Delegates to attend FCM 2019

A team of DIALOG delegates will be heading off to Quebec City to attend FCM 2019, May 30 to June 2. From a Connected Lab session, to the closing plenary, our five delegates are excited to connect with the municipal

Designing our own studio: five reasons this project is different

After 13 years of nurturing and growing our practice at 2 Bloor Street East, our Toronto Studio has outgrown itself and will be relocating to the CBC Building! From broadcast to design, we’re excited to bring a new purpose to

Edmonton Infill: The Missing Middle

The City of Edmonton is in the midst of a clever infill design competition called Missing Middle. Five City of Edmonton-owned parcels of land in a centrally-located neighbourhood are up for redevelopment. Instead of selling them off, the City solicited proposals from

What will Rossdale become? We can’t wait to see.

In Edmonton, our love for Rossdale and the potential it holds has been burning for years. This week, it burns stronger than ever as we saw people—crowds even—stepping inside the Rossdale Power Plant. It’s a place that few people have been,

Martin Jones joins DIALOG’s Calgary team

Martin Jones has more than 25 years experience as an architect, working on projects as diverse as Calgary’s West LRT through re-designing Alberta Ballet’s home in an old railway station, to the visioning and execution of Bow Valley College’s North

Going Green in 2019: 3 things DIALOGers are doing to make a difference

As one of Canada’s Greenest Employers, we’re constantly challenging ourselves to be greener. At the beginning of 2019, we put a call out to DIALOGers to share how they’re committing to living more sustainably and, in return, received over 200

Top 10 Reasons Landscape Architecture Can Save the World

April is World Landscape Architecture Month! And, with Spring (finally) arriving and nature’s colors starting to pop, we’re excited to showcase the wonderful work our landscape architecture team does. Take a look at the feature projects in our homepage carousel,

Engineers in Training at Caledonia Park School

DIALOGers enjoyed a recent visit to the grade 4 classroom at Caledonia Park School to share what engineers do and help them build mini sustainable houses. The classroom teacher, Mrs. Arends, received an APEGA education grant to provide an opportunity

Design Details: Reminders of Alberta embedded in the Royal Alberta Museum

The newly opened Royal Alberta Museum displays, conserves and researches the stories of Alberta’s human and natural history. These stories go beyond the displays, collections and laboratories. The building itself has the human and natural history of Alberta embedded into

12 Months of Construction on the Calgary Cancer Centre

It’s been over a year since the groundbreaking of the Calgary Cancer Centre. Take a look at how construction has progressed over the past 12 months in this 60 second timelapse. *Timelapse courtesy of Construction Central and Skyrise Cities