Our response to COVID-19

The health and wellbeing of our communities is at the centre of everything we do and stand for at DIALOG. At this unprecedented time, we’re working together – remotely – with amazing spirit and technology. It’s up to all of us

Our response to COVID-19

The health and wellbeing of our communities is at the centre of everything we do and stand for at DIALOG. At this unprecedented time, we’re working together – remotely – with amazing spirit and technology. It’s up to all of us

DIALOG is a 2020 winner of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies program!

DIALOG has been recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation! The 2020 Best Managed program award winners are amongst the best-in-class of Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $25

A conversation: Designing Broadway to connect Oakland’s Jack London District

Jack London Business Improvement District is working to create a better connection between downtown and the Jack London District using the existing Broadway thoroughfare. Designing a better Broadway within the context of community wellbeing had attendees rolling up their sleeves

Newly named Gene Zwozdesky Centre at Norwood continues construction

The expansion of CapitalCare Norwood is well underway now with the construction crane rising above the central Edmonton site. Yesterday, the Government of Alberta announced a new name for the building: Gene Zwozdesky Centre at Norwood. Mr. Zwozdesky was a

Canada’s first zero-carbon, mass timber, higher-education building

When Centennial College held a competition for its A-Block Expansion Building in the autumn of 2019, it was clear they were looking for a design unlike any other. Not only does this Progress Campus gateway building have the potential to

Donald Tong Scholarship Awarded for 2019-20

We have a winner! Andrew Young (CivE, MASc candidate) received the 2019-2020 Donald Tong Graduate Scholarship in Structural Engineering award at a ceremony hosted in our new Toronto studio on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.  Congratulations, Andrew! The scholarship was established

DIALOG Vancouver Awards Inaugural Engineering Scholarship

On February 5, 2020, our Vancouver studio awarded the inaugural DIALOG Graduate Scholarship in Structural Engineering at University of British Columbia (UBC) to Pouria Kourehpaz. Vancouver structural engineering principals Fadi Ghorayeb and Thomas Wu, along with Jim Montgomery, DIALOG structural engineering

DIALOG partners with CAMH on mental health initiative

DIALOG is proud to announce our partnership with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in the development and launch of a  first-of-its-kind, a user-friendly Workplace Mental Health Playbook for Business Leaders. The initiative is designed to help guide

Another year as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People!

We’re excited to continue another year as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People — a designation recognizing employers that offer the nation’s best workplaces and programs for young people just starting their careers. From high school students to seasoned

UVic District Energy Plant Regenerates Campus

The University of Victoria has unveiled a new district energy plant (DEP) to service the heating needs of its main campus in Victoria, British Columbia. This leading-edge plant was commissioned to replace three separate natural gas-fired boilers on campus, one

Supporting the comforts of home, for everyone

During this holiday season, we’re taking a break, closing our doors, and spending time with our loved ones in the comforts of our homes. But, the comforts of home aren’t something we take for granted. In an October 2019 article,

New kihêw waciston Indigenous Student Centre Welcomes All at MacEwan University

“Our hope is that people–all people–walk out of kihêw waciston feeling inspired, hopeful and connected.” -Terri Suntjens, kâ-nêkânêstahk iyiniw pamihtamowina, Director of Indigenous Initiatives at MacEwan. MacEwan University recently shared the story of designing the new kihêw waciston Indigenous Centre. It’s a

A place of our own: a walk through our new Toronto studio

When we needed a new studio for our 200 design professionals in Toronto, it didn’t take us long to find the designers. Who better, really, than the people who would be using the new space? We couldn’t expand in our

Smithe & Richards Park Groundbreaking Scheduled for January 2020

After many years of planning and some unexpected delays, DIALOG’s highly-anticipated Smithe & Richards urban park in downtown Vancouver will be breaking ground in January 2020. This amazing civic asset was designed by DIALOG’s planning, landscape architecture, structural engineering, and

DIALOG Announces 19 New Associates

Before this year comes to an end, we’re excited to announce 19 new associates. Each of these individuals come from within DIALOG. They’re tireless workers, dedicated to project and client success, and committed to improving the wellbeing of our communities

Artistic solar array installation continues at Edmonton Convention Centre

Edmonton media were invited to see the ongoing installation of Edmonton Convention Centre’s new solar array. The convention centre, tucked into the side of the North Saskatchewan River bank, is modernizing its atrium. The venue’s 35-year-old skylight units will be

Glacier View Lodge makes Fodor’s top 100

Pursuit’s Glacier View Lodge, designed by DIALOG, has been included in Fodor’s 100 most incredible hotels in the world. Located next to one of Canada’s most iconic glacier destinations, the hotel includes 32 alpine-inspired contemporary guest rooms and an intimate

kihêw waciston Indigenous Centre opens at MacEwan University

Today marked an exciting milestone for MacEwan University’s kihêw waciston Indigenous Centre. It’s officially open and welcoming all students! kihêw waciston, which means “eagle’s nest” in nêhiyawewin (Cree), is a home away from home for MacEwan University’s Indigenous students. It’s a

DIALOG Calgary wins big at MUDA

Thursday was a  big night for DIALOG Calgary at the City of Calgary’s Mayor’s Urban Design Awards. We picked up five awards in total!   The New Central Library (with our partner Snøhetta) won the prestigious Mawson Urban Development Award.  The

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