What’s your favourite DIALOG project?
The University of Calgary MacKimmie Complex because it embodies the soul of the firm's design prowess and commitment to Net Zero Carbon and deeply sustainable architecture.
What’s one hobby you have outside of work?
Photography.
What's one quote you live by?
"O Tolmon Nika"
Greek translation: Those who dare, win.

John has been a DIALOGer since 2014 and has a wide range of project experience. His work includes post-secondary academic buildings, public libraries, healthcare, and recreational facilities. John brings over 20 years of professional experience to our team. Some of his most notable projects include public and institutional libraries with construction values of over $250 million.  

John is the project architect for the University of Calgary MacKimmie Complex and the Mount Royal University Riddell Library + Learning Centre, a new standalone facility to accommodate student and faculty academic excellence. As a project and design architect, John has undertaken more than ten branch modernization projects for the Calgary Public Library, including renovations to the Central Branch.  

John is an enthusiastic advocate of sustainable and regenerative design who enjoys collaborative creation and design.  

People drive my energy. Working and collaborating at DIALOG makes me a better practitioner, designer, and leader.
John Souleles

Education

  • Master of Architecture University of Calgary
  • Bachelor of Science, Actuarial Mathematics University of Calgary