Walterdale Bridge reaches its final milestone!

The long awaited completion of Walterdale Bridge is here, and Edmontonians agree that it was worth the wait. The new postcard view of the city no longer has construction fences on the river banks! Traffic has been driving across the bridge for

Walterdale Bridge reaches its final milestone!

The long awaited completion of Walterdale Bridge is here, and Edmontonians agree that it was worth the wait. The new postcard view of the city no longer has construction fences on the river banks! Traffic has been driving across the bridge for

Blushing beauty at Four Seasons Toronto’s d|bar

Four Seasons Toronto’s new d|bar made its debut at the opening party; revealing a stunning new design from DIALOG. The space was an elegant setting for the event hosted by chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud and Four Seasons Toronto owner

Episode 008 | TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY IMPERATIVE Podcast

In this episode, Craig had the pleasure of speaking with DIALOG alumnus, Brad Bradford. Brad is an urban planner, community activist, competitive cyclist, and now a candidate for Toronto City Council in Beaches-East York (Ward 19). Craig first met Brad

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.

Episode 007 | TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY IMPERATIVE Podcast

In this episode, Craig had the pleasure of interviewing Pamela Robinson. Pamela is the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Strategic Initiatives for the Faculty of Community Services at Ryerson University, an Associate Professor for the School of Urban and Regional

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

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

York Region Home To Canada’s First Certified ‘Living Building’

Building.ca – “The world’s most rigorous standard for green buildings, a “Living Building” is free of toxic chemicals and runs on net-zero energy, generating the same amount of and sometimes more energy that it requires to operate.” Read the full

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

Keeping the Passion Alive

Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine’s latest issue takes a look at the innovative programs at DIALOG that are keeping our team members engaged. “The willingness of the firm to experiment and actively promote collaboration and creativity, together with its in-house personal

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

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

Toronto Storeys – 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,

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