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

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”. https://www.azuremagazine.com/article/designing-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

Empathy, Design Thinking, and Community Wellbeing

A lively panel discussion kicked off the IDC Symposium on September 17. Moderated by DIALOG’s Antonio Gomez-Palacio, panel members Dr. Elizabeth Tunstall (OCADU), Tyler Gilchrist (figure3), Lee Fletcher (Fig40), A.J. Paron-Wildes (Allsteel), and Suzy Margorian (Cosentino) weighed in on the

Construction of the New Central Library is complete!

The New Central Library in the East Village is almost ready to open its doors. Mayor Naheed Nenshi, members of council, and the Calgary Municipal Land Corp. celebrated the end of construction on the $245-million project on Friday, officially handing

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