Alison McNeil

Alison McNeil MArch, BEDS | Toronto

Alison joined DIALOG as a Principal in 2013, following a progressive 14 year tenure as a Design Director at Yabu Pushelberg. At DIALOG she is the national interior design leader focused on luxury hospitality, retail, and corporate workplace projects. Alison approaches each design challenge with unmatched rigor, an eye for detail, and bold pragmatism.

Alison’s award-winning work illustrates a belief that all great projects start with UNDERSTANDING: of the urban, building, and cultural CONTEXT; of the brand, market, and business ASPIRATIONS; and of the client’s NEEDS. Alison moves seamlessly between all building scales and disciplines which greatly influences her approach to design solutions – from master-planning and programming, to the refined detail of a custom chair. A truly passionate designer, Alison has an innate ability to turn abstract ideas into inspiring built environments.

Always hands-on, Alison works closely with her clients and inspires our interior design teams to share her passion for collaboration. Each designer under her direction aspires to design beautiful spaces that exceed client expectations. The result: the team recently celebrated being named to the Top 100 Giants and 3rd Fastest Growing lists by Interior Design magazine.

During her 20+ year career, Alison has developed an impressive body of work defining global brands. Notable projects include: Workplace – AECOM offices and TELUS workplaces throughout Canada, SpaFax, Vision Critical, and the Oiler’s Entertainment Group; Luxury Hospitality – Four Seasons Toronto, Four Seasons Mumbai, Four Seasons Whistler, JW Marriott ICE District, Service Apartments at Haulux Haikou Bay, and the Emblem Hotel Prague; Retail – Shoes.com, York Mills Centre, and World Exchange Ottawa.