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

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

Five DIALOG Delegates to attend FCM 2019

A team of DIALOG delegates will be heading off to Quebec City to attend FCM 2019, May 30 to June 2. From a Connected Lab session, to the closing plenary, our five delegates are excited to connect with the municipal

Designing our own studio: five reasons this project is different

After 13 years of nurturing and growing our practice at 2 Bloor Street East, our Toronto Studio has outgrown itself and will be relocating to the CBC Building! From broadcast to design, we’re excited to bring a new purpose to

Edmonton Infill: The Missing Middle

The City of Edmonton is in the midst of a clever infill design competition called Missing Middle. Five City of Edmonton-owned parcels of land in a centrally-located neighbourhood are up for redevelopment. Instead of selling them off, the City solicited proposals from

What will Rossdale become? We can’t wait to see.

In Edmonton, our love for Rossdale and the potential it holds has been burning for years. This week, it burns stronger than ever as we saw people—crowds even—stepping inside the Rossdale Power Plant. It’s a place that few people have been,

Martin Jones joins DIALOG’s Calgary team

Martin Jones has more than 25 years experience as an architect, working on projects as diverse as Calgary’s West LRT through re-designing Alberta Ballet’s home in an old railway station, to the visioning and execution of Bow Valley College’s North

Going Green in 2019: 3 things DIALOGers are doing to make a difference

As one of Canada’s Greenest Employers, we’re constantly challenging ourselves to be greener. At the beginning of 2019, we put a call out to DIALOGers to share how they’re committing to living more sustainably and, in return, received over 200

Top 10 Reasons Landscape Architecture Can Save the World

April is World Landscape Architecture Month! And, with Spring (finally) arriving and nature’s colors starting to pop, we’re excited to showcase the wonderful work our landscape architecture team does. Take a look at the feature projects in our homepage carousel,

Engineers in Training at Caledonia Park School

DIALOGers enjoyed a recent visit to the grade 4 classroom at Caledonia Park School to share what engineers do and help them build mini sustainable houses. The classroom teacher, Mrs. Arends, received an APEGA education grant to provide an opportunity

Design Details: Reminders of Alberta embedded in the Royal Alberta Museum

The newly opened Royal Alberta Museum displays, conserves and researches the stories of Alberta’s human and natural history. These stories go beyond the displays, collections and laboratories. The building itself has the human and natural history of Alberta embedded into

12 Months of Construction on the Calgary Cancer Centre

It’s been over a year since the groundbreaking of the Calgary Cancer Centre. Take a look at how construction has progressed over the past 12 months in this 60 second timelapse. *Timelapse courtesy of Construction Central and Skyrise Cities

In the mix: DIALOGers share their favourite examples of mixed use from around the world

What makes mixed use developments so interesting? We love this perspective from Tyler Dixon, principal and architect in our Edmonton studio: “I find mixed use really interesting for a number of reasons: 1) the mash up of different uses allows

Municipal World Magazine – A Community Wellbeing Framework for Design Professionals

Your great grandparent probably died of an infectious disease (a bug they picked up somewhere). Conversely, you will die of a chronic disease (resulting from your lifestyle). Apologies for the gloomy prognostication, but this is simply a statistical fact. It’s

Building Sustainably Doesn’t Always Mean Starting from Scratch

We design a lot of structures from the ground up, but increasingly we’re called upon to re-imagine how existing buildings can have a second life. Often, we’re tasked with the unique challenge of preserving what we can, while improving function

River Mile gets green light from Denver City Council

The River Mile project won crucial approvals from the Denver City Council Monday evening, representing a major milestone in the process to create “human scale” development for a new urban center. Designed in partnership with Shears Adkins Rockmore Architects, the River

Our 2018 Holiday Video Has Arrived!

It’s National Gingerbread House Day and we’re celebrating with the release of DIALOG’s 2018 Holiday Video! Everyone loves The Office, and so do we. For DIALOG’s 2018 Holiday Video, we’ve created a tribute to The Office: A DIALOG mockumentary on

Congratulations to our newest principals and associates

Every year at this time, we assemble across our studios to recognize and celebrate the individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, dedication to practice, and unwavering commitment to working together to improve the wellbeing of our communities. Leadership at DIALOG

A flagship building for Public Services and Procurement Canada

DIALOG is lead consultant for this federal government flagship project, providing architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering, and sustainability consulting to design a carbon neutral building. Built in Toronto in the 1950s, the Arthur Meighen Building

Q&A with DIALOG Healthcare Designer Magdalena Warshawski

We sat down with Magdalena Warshawski, an architect and associate on our Edmonton studio’s healthcare team, to find out what drives her passion for healthcare design. She has an interesting background that combines health sciences with architecture, so she easily

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