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

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

In the mix: DIALOGers share their favourite examples of mixed use from around the world

What makes mixed use developments so interesting? We love this perspective from Tyler Dixon, principal and architect in our Edmonton studio: “I find mixed use really interesting for a number of reasons: 1) the mash up of different uses allows

Municipal World Magazine – A Community Wellbeing Framework for Design Professionals

Your great grandparent probably died of an infectious disease (a bug they picked up somewhere). Conversely, you will die of a chronic disease (resulting from your lifestyle). Apologies for the gloomy prognostication, but this is simply a statistical fact. It’s

Building Sustainably Doesn’t Always Mean Starting from Scratch

We design a lot of structures from the ground up, but increasingly we’re called upon to re-imagine how existing buildings can have a second life. Often, we’re tasked with the unique challenge of preserving what we can, while improving function

River Mile gets green light from Denver City Council

The River Mile project won crucial approvals from the Denver City Council Monday evening, representing a major milestone in the process to create “human scale” development for a new urban center. Designed in partnership with Shears Adkins Rockmore Architects, the River

Our 2018 Holiday Video Has Arrived!

It’s National Gingerbread House Day and we’re celebrating with the release of DIALOG’s 2018 Holiday Video! Everyone loves The Office, and so do we. For DIALOG’s 2018 Holiday Video, we’ve created a tribute to The Office: A DIALOG mockumentary on

Congratulations to our newest principals and associates

Every year at this time, we assemble across our studios to recognize and celebrate the individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, dedication to practice, and unwavering commitment to working together to improve the wellbeing of our communities. Leadership at DIALOG

A flagship building for Public Services and Procurement Canada

DIALOG is lead consultant for this federal government flagship project, providing architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering, and sustainability consulting to design a carbon neutral building. Built in Toronto in the 1950s, the Arthur Meighen Building

Q&A with DIALOG Healthcare Designer Magdalena Warshawski

We sat down with Magdalena Warshawski, an architect and associate on our Edmonton studio’s healthcare team, to find out what drives her passion for healthcare design. She has an interesting background that combines health sciences with architecture, so she easily

CapitalCare Norwood Project will begin construction in Summer 2019

The Government of Alberta announced that construction will begin on Edmonton’s CapitalCare Norwood Redevelopment project next summer. DIALOG’s integrated architecture, engineering, interior design, landscape architecture and planning team is proud to design this new continuing care centre for Albertans. The

Five Bold Ideas for Designing More Inclusive Cities

How can we make our urban environments more inclusive? Antonio Gomez-Palacio joined a panel of of leading urban designers at last week’s Azure Talk to examine that challenge. Read “5 Bold Ideas for Designing More Inclusive Cities”.

Power Shift: A look at Canada’s first certified ‘living building’

Craig Applegath, architect and principal at DIALOG, discusses the innovations in the Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre, a building that is free of toxic chemicals and is net-positive in energy use. It’s said to meet the most rigorous

Aga Khan Garden – Alberta Officially Inaugurated by His Highness the Aga Khan

On a sunny October day in Edmonton, His Highness the Aga Khan officially inagurated the Aga Khan Garden, Alberta at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden. DIALOG provided architectural, structural engineering, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering services for the project, working with Nelson Bird

DIALOGers share their favourite transit systems from around the world

As we embark on a journey to Pittsburgh for this year’s Rail~Volution conference, we’ve got transit systems on the mind. Well, the team of DIALOG transit designers that are attending always have transit on the mind, but right now we’re thinking

DIALOG designer one of World’s Top 20 Design Graduates

Nicole Moyo, a designer with DIALOG’s urban planning team in Toronto, has been selected to speak at the Antenna Conference – a prestigious event at Dutch Design Week, that provides young designers with a platform and helps them develop their project

Green roofs, wellbeing, and the reinvention of retail

“Why, in a world where people will increasingly invest their time and money for experiences and community, isn’t the heart of most North American cities providing the very thing consumers need, want, and desire most?” – Jim Anderson, DIALOG’s chair,

Royal Alberta Museum: The new home for Alberta’s stories is now open!

Royal Alberta Museum finally opens today, and we couldn’t be more excited! Our integrated team of architects, interior designers, landscape architects and structural, mechanical and electrical engineers designed a place for gathering, discovering the human and natural history of Alberta,

Emera Innovation Exchange Opens in St. John’s

Emera Innovation Exchange, Memorial University of Newfoundland’s new engagement hub located on Signal Hill in St. Johns, officially opened its doors to the public on September 29. The design was influenced by a east coast vernacular, which makes total sense – DIALOG principal

Engineering Garage: The Ultimate Makerspace!

The University of Alberta Engineering Garage opened this weekend! The premiere of the Faculty of Engineering’s new makerspace was an engineering showcase as part of Alumni Week. Current engineering students from all programs hosted family-friendly activities and demonstrations, inspiring future engineers

Celebrating Our Alumni

At DIALOG, we have a commitment to meaningfully improving the wellbeing of our communities and the environment we all share. Today, this sentiment extends far beyond our own projects and people. Our firm is filled with people who are passionate