New Cohousing Development Breaks Ground in Edmonton

A cohousing project that is almost a decade in the making is finally breaking ground in Old Strathcona. The new twenty-six unit, family-friendly development focuses on community and environmental sustainability. Conceptualized by Urban Green Cohousing members and designed by DIALOG,

New Cohousing Development Breaks Ground in Edmonton

A cohousing project that is almost a decade in the making is finally breaking ground in Old Strathcona. The new twenty-six unit, family-friendly development focuses on community and environmental sustainability. Conceptualized by Urban Green Cohousing members and designed by DIALOG,

Belvedere Transit Centre opens in Edmonton

The new Belvedere Transit Centre opened to transit riders this month in Edmonton! The new building and surrounding plaza replaces a 35-year old existing centre, giving Edmonton transit users a safe, comfortable place to wait for their bus. Located right

Happy 1st Anniversary to the Royal Alberta Museum!

It’s been one year since the Royal Alberta Museum has been open in its new Downtown Edmonton location! Since opening their new home, RAM has welcomed 400,000 visitors, making countless connections between visitors and the stories of Alberta. DIALOG is incredibly

Yorath House – a hidden gem restored in Edmonton’s river valley

A West Coast Modern hidden gem in Edmonton’s river valley has been restored and repurposed by DIALOG, and for the first time in its history, the house is now open to the public! A grand opening was hosted at Yorath

Exchange Residence at UBC Opens to Students

Exchange Residence at the University of British Columbia is now fully occupied. The final contingent of students moved into the new 290,000 sq ft residence building at UBC’s Vancouver campus over the Labour Day long weekend, joining other students who

DIALOG Youth Architecture Camp – The Inaugural Year

Two things are not happening in Edmonton that put us at a disadvantage when designing our city. First, there’s very little—if any—exposure to architecture as a career for youth in grade school. Second, Edmonton lacks a post secondary institution with

One of TIME’s Top 100 is a DIALOG project!

Calgary’s New Central Library has been named  one of the world’s greatest 100 places for 2019 by TIME Magazine. The library was designed by Snøhetta and DIALOG acted as Executive Architect, as well  as being responsible for the library’s mechanical, landscape

Designing the Future: Priorities in Technology Investment

Written by DIALOG’s Director of Technology, Roberta Kowalishin, and originally published July 2019 in Design Intelligence Quarterly. Our clients hire us for creativity and ideas that improve the way people work, live, and interact. Design decisions affect every component of

The Shipyards: one of the best public spaces in British Columbia

This past weekend, the City of North Vancouver unveiled the final piece of The Shipyards, completing its vision for a world-class waterfront destination. Thousands of people flocked to the Foot of Lonsdale to join the celebration and witness Mayor Linda

DIALOG Project Wins Net-Zero Energy-Ready Challenge

DIALOG’s 2150 Keith Drive office building project in Vancouver was recently selected as one of 11 winners of a juried competition that promotes the design and construction of energy-efficient buildings in BC. The project will receive approximately $150,000 in construction

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