- What’s your favourite DIALOG project?
- Granville Island. This is mixed-use at its best and it continues to evolve in-step with the community.
- How do you spoil yourself?
- I'm preferential to pencils over pens, so I'll always seek out a 2mm lead holder.
- How do you spend your weekends?
- When not doing renovations to our old Airstream, trying to get out of town with the kids as much as possible.
Tyler joined us as a partner in 2017 when his predecessor firm, newstudio, merged with DIALOG. Tyler's experience spans a wide variety of roles and project types, which gives him a comprehensive understanding of architecture through the lens of design, technology, research, and public awareness. Starting his career as an architectural technologist, his interests lie in design and material evolution, Building Information Modeling (BIM), and closing the loop between representation, detailing, and construction. He enjoys working on all aspects of a project and actively engaging with clients, consultants, and contractors.
Tyler has a great deal of international work experience. While completing his masters degree, he collaborated on a wide range of projects while working for firms in Turkey and Singapore. With strong roots in rural Alberta, he appreciates the opportunity to bring his experience abroad back to a local context and exploring what uniquely defines Albertan architecture.
Tyler has been extensively involved in his community. He has lent his time and expertise to the Infill Development in Edmonton Association (IDEA) for zoning and policy review, Alberta Association of Architects (AAA) policy review committees, and advising on the City of Edmonton’s various zoning evolutions. He elevates the next generation of architects by mentoring interns for the AAA, and has been a guest lecturer and practicum adviser for University of Alberta’s Art and Design program. Other community involvement has included AAA Banff Sessions organizing committee, Prairie Design Awards organizing committee, City Region Study Centre’s ‘Lost Spaces’ initiative, Edmonton Heritage Council, Media Architecture Design Edmonton (MADE), the Society of Northern Alberta Print-artists (SNAP), Northern Alberta Solar Society, and assisting with the formation of the Emerging Green Builders CaGBC Alberta Chapter.
Growing up in a small Alberta town, I sincerely appreciate how communities come together. This is the way that we get to work: a collaborative community, weaving our stories, identities and varied perspectives together with a larger context that allows every project to be unique.Tyler Dixon
- Master of Architecture Dalhousie University
- Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies Dalhousie University
- Diploma in Architectural Technology Northern Alberta Institute of Technology