Living Architecture Monitor: Canada’s Top Design Firm Pledges Carbon Neutral Portfolio by 2030

“City builders are in a unique position to increase responsibility and leadership in offsetting the greenhouse gas emissions caused by infrastructure,” Jim Anderson, chair of DIALOG. In September, we announced that DIALOG had signed the AIA’s 2030 Commitment Letter. As

Living Architecture Monitor: Canada’s Top Design Firm Pledges Carbon Neutral Portfolio by 2030

“City builders are in a unique position to increase responsibility and leadership in offsetting the greenhouse gas emissions caused by infrastructure,” Jim Anderson, chair of DIALOG. In September, we announced that DIALOG had signed the AIA’s 2030 Commitment Letter. As

Winspear Centre’s 20th Anniversary: A Look Back at the Design

The Francis Winspear Centre for Music is celebrating 20 years of awe-inspiring performances in a concert hall that is world-renowned for its excellent acoustics. To celebrate the Winspear’s birthday, we’re looking back at the design that has stood the test

DIALOG signs on to the AIA 2030 Commitment!

This September DIALOG officially joined a growing global community of like-minded firms who are taking action against climate change by signing on to The American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2030 Commitment. This commitment is an important milestone for our industry;

Edmonton Design Week takes over the Edmonton studio!

To celebrate Edmonton Design Week, we are opening our doors and inviting Edmontonians to think about the design of our city in a hands-on way. Play with the design of our city in our City Blocks installation. Learn about the

UBC Campus Energy Centre Strikes Sustainable Gold

Sustainable features and innovative approach to infrastructure achieve LEED Gold Certification.   The University of British Columbia is recognized as a leader in advancing the global sustainability agenda. In 2007, the university committed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by

(Re)Build Your Dreams With DIALOG

Crosstown Concourse has reminded DIALOG how to build dreams. With vigor, with tenacity, and with audacity. I’ve never known a creative culture like there is in Memphis. –  Lead Architect, Alan Boniface For 30 years, a community in Memphis prayed

The wait is over! Edmonton opens the new Walterdale Bridge!

Edmontonians have anxiously awaited the opening of the new Walterdale Bridge since construction began in 2013. Today, their wait ends as the iconic new bridge opens to traffic for the first time. “We’re pleased to be able to share this

FastCompany.com – Can Artificial Intelligence Let Us Put People First?

Antonio Gomez-Palacio and Alan Boniface ponder the future of the city with autonomous vehicles – Can artificial intelligence allow us to put people first? Less than a decade ago, the concept of autonomous vehicles roaming streets and highways seemed nothing

Heart of the Campus – Mount Royal University Riddell Library and Learning Centre

Landmarked as a significant contribution to the Mount Royal University Campus, The Riddell Library and Learning Centre is the newest building addition and the heart of the campus for students, professors, and general public. The elegant façade that inscribes a

Design Team Q&A | NorQuest College Singhmar Centre for Learning

The finishing touches are being completed on NorQuest College Singhmar Centre for Learning! Classes start in their new home on September 5th. NorQuest College has been an important post-secondary institution in Edmonton since the 1960s. NorQuest’s student population is diverse

Exploring Rail Deck Park with Charles H Best Middle School

The grade 7 & 8 students attending a summer program at Charles H Best Middle School in North York have been working on a very special project: creating their own visions for Rail Deck Park, the project currently being explored

Three new healthcare projects!

Our healthcare group is on a roll! We’re proud to help make the lives of Albertans better one project–or three–at a time. Summer 2017 has kicked off with a bang at DIALOG! Our healthcare team received the exciting news that

DIALOG’s Tim McGinn appointed Director-at-Large with ASHRAE

DIALOG’s own Tim McGinn was recently named Director-at-Large with the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) at its Annual Conference in Long Beach, California. A global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment, ASHRAE’s

The AMS Nest Awarded LEED® Platinum

How to Design a LEED Platinum institutional building… You design green in a way that is mutually beneficial to both the environment and to people. This is DIALOG’s green manifesto. We strive for our sustainable designs to also be socially

Congratulations to DIALOG’s newest associates!

Join us in congratulating JENNIFER LEEDY, GREG STEWART and MIKE BAUER on becoming Associates! Becoming an Associate at DIALOG is not so much a promotion as it is a recognition of outstanding leadership – the ability to go above and

PCL Construction | DIALOG + Stantec to design and build the new Calgary Cancer Centre

The Government of Alberta announced that the PCL Construction | DIALOG + Stantec design-build team are the successful proponents of the new Calgary Cancer Project, located at the Foothills Medical Centre Campus. Anticipated to open in 2023, the new Calgary

DIALOG stands with RAIC!

DIALOG Supports RAIC’s Response to the U.S.’s Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement We are a firm committed to designing meaningful change. We’re passionate designers who wish to positively improve our communities and the environment we all share. We have

DIALOG welcomes Ronald B. McIntyre, new Vancouver Healthcare Principal

Ron will be complementing our top-notch healthcare team with more than 25 years of experience as a healthcare architect and strategic advisor. Most recently, Ron has served as one of CannonDesign’s Healthcare Practice leaders for the past 13 years. He

DIALOG awards Michael Evamy Scholarship to Stuart Lodge for researching the relationship between materials and digital technology

How can architects and designers harness the power of digital technology to improve the materials and construction methods they use? Stuart Lodge, a Masters of Architecture student at University of British Columbia, has been awarded $5000 to find out. Lodge’s

Congratulations to our newest principal, Jill Robertson!

We’re pleased to announce the promotion of our newest principal in the Edmonton studio, Jill Robertson. Jill embodies the leadership values that we so strongly believe in and has been a significant contributor of the landscape architecture group’s success.Please join us

We’re announcing a change to our Calgary studio management.

                    We’re announcing a change to our Calgary studio management. Rob Adamson, who has successfully guided the Calgary studio for eleven years, will now be shifting his considerable expertise, talents and

In the news: Edson Healthcare Centre in Healthcare Design Magazine

A photo tour of Edson Healthcare Centre was recently featured in Healthcare Design Magazine. The magazine and website is well-known in the healthcare community with a wide-reach in North America. From Healthcare Design Magazine: Opened in November 2016, the Edson Healthcare

In the news: Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton Journal

  Edmonton Journal’s Paula Simons shares her conversation with Royal Alberta Museum about their new DIALOG-designed home. “It’s a striking building, but it’s also really really functional. Everything is in the right place.” – Chris Robinson, Executive Director of Royal

DIALOG’s new Director of Financial Operations

We’re excited to announce that Mark Alenius has officially joined the DIALOG family as our new Director of Financial Operations. Mark is a seasoned finance professional, with over 30 years of experience as CFO, VP of Finance and Corporate Controller

newstudio has a new studio

DIALOG and newstudio architecture inc. announce merger It’s an exciting time at DIALOG! 2017 marks the grand opening of our San Francisco office, the grand opening of the new Royal Alberta Museum, and now newstudio architecture inc. is moving into

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@dialogdesign 3 months ago
We've arrived! DIALOG is thrilled to be named in @AzureMagazine as one of the Top 30 design firms making their mark! They think we create amazing workplaces, and we couldn’t agree more. In the spirit of arrival, take a look at how #DIALOG design makes an entrance. #entranceway #workplacedesign #designmagazine #architecture #design #interiordesign #officedesign #designinspo

@dialogdesign 4 months ago
A facade lighting test was conducted last night for 14 of the 60 floors for the Telus Sky project in progress. The lighting is the Public Art contribution, @douglascoupland is the artist. Each L shape facade has 160 #led lights with an unlimited number of colours available. #dialog #architecture

@dialogdesign 4 months ago
Design is in the details. The Oilers Entertainment Group's office space is inspired by the arena next door with bank tiered seating, staff lockers, and a centre ice zone. We added elegant elements like this Vibia light fixture to ensure the final design didn't feel gimmicky. The result? A refined space, worthy of the #Oilers legacy. #Oilers #InteriorDesign #ICEDistrict #yegdt #dialog

@dialogdesign 4 months ago
Laneway interplay from Concept A. Community connection from Concept B. A splash of water from Concept C. And going out on a limb with elevation from Concept D. Downtown #YVR is getting a new 'playground' at Smith & Richards. Construction begins Spring 2018. Learn about the design process through link in bio. #WeShapeCities #landscapedesign #byebyeparkinglot

@dialogdesign 4 months ago
The design of Edmonton International Airport’s Combined Office and Control Tower was inspired by the prairie landscape surrounding the airport. It’s an iconic structure designed to fit naturally within the high, waving grass or blowing snow on the neighbouring fields. The undulating lines of sculptural zinc cladding maximizes daylight on the north side and allows for shading on the south side.

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Shout out to all the other awesome presenters in the Design for Purpose session! I learned a lot! #BuildingSim2017 #DIALOG

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#SenecaProud buzz @SenecaCollege tonight. Proud to present our #DIALOG Environmental Sustainability Awards to this… https://t.co/GCR5a2K5eI

@DIALOG
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Guided by #Maori wisdom #Auckland has adopted the #ArangaPrinciples of design as official policy #ArchFest17 #DIALOG https://t.co/7YbcXSJTei

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