Maker Series: Bees & Flowers – Spa at Four Seasons Toronto

A playful new light fixture, designed by DIALOG in collaboration with Alissa Coe Studio, offers an elegant one-of-a-kind focal point for the redesigned Spa at Four Seasons Toronto.  “Art is using your feelings and mind together to solve something” –

Maker Series: Bees & Flowers – Spa at Four Seasons Toronto

A playful new light fixture, designed by DIALOG in collaboration with Alissa Coe Studio, offers an elegant one-of-a-kind focal point for the redesigned Spa at Four Seasons Toronto.  “Art is using your feelings and mind together to solve something” –

DIALOG is taking out the trash!

Thanks to all the DIALOGers who came to join our #EarthDay2018 efforts in Toronto! Along with our project partners for the Arthur Meighen Building Rehabilitation (aka AMBR), PSPC, BGIS, and Urbacon, we were able to drag 20 plus bags of garbage

UBC Campus Energy Centre Wins AIBC Lieutenant-Governor Award of Merit

The Architectural Institute of British Columbia announced their 2018 Lieutenant-Governor Award recipients last night. DIALOG’s UBC Campus Energy Centre, receiving an Award of Merit, was amongst 13 buildings celebrated.  In 2007, the University of British Columbia, a global leader in

Our green ambitions are high. Or should we say low?

We’ve just been selected as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers.   Now in its 11th year, Canada’s Greenest Employers is an editorial competition that recognizes the employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness in their organizations. We look

Four key design strategies: How architecture can support a health care organization’s growth

Health Facilities Management Magazine – DIALOG’s Ron McIntyre, Diego Morettin, and Lynn Webster make a compelling case for architecture’s role in creating healthy outcomes for organizations and their patients. “A growing body of research points to the unique edge offered

Willamette Falls Riverwalk wins ASLA-NY Award

The American Society of Landscape Architecture’s New York Chapter has celebrated the plan to revive Oregon City’s Willamette Falls with an award in their General Landscape Architecture Design Category. All awarded projects will be on exhibit at the Center for Architecture

DIALOG Design Residency–that’s a wrap!

Last month, the inaugural DIALOG Design Residency in Honour of Tom Sutherland took place in the Edmonton studio. We hosted 9 students representing 6 disciplines from 6 universities across Canada to solve a community-related design challenge. Their mission for the

Edmonton Journal: Dazzling, delicate new Walterdale Bridge worth the wait

We’ve always known that Walterdale Bridge would be worth the wait of construction, and now Edmontonians feel the same! It’s so rewarding to hear Edmontonians expressing the feelings we designed Walterdale Bridge to evoke. As we get closer to summer

DIALOG recognized for creating a barrier free pedestrian link in Downtown Edmonton

The Minister’s Awards for Transportation Innovation are held annually as part of Alberta’s Tri-Party Transportation Conference. At this year’s event, the Mechanized River Valley Access team was honoured to bring home the Award of Excellence for Transit/Accessible Transportation Innovation! The award

DIALOG is one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Laser focus, smart hiring and continuous improvement. These are just some of the qualities shown by the companies selected as Canada’s Best Companies in 2018, the country’s leading business awards program. DIALOG is proud to be selected as one of

Evoke DIALOG – The YWCA Cause We Care House

Not all glass and mountains, Vancouver has a systemic problem: affordable housing. While a ‘Missing Middle’ struggle to find affordable housing throughout Greater Vancouver, the most vulnerable groups are struggling to make ends meet in one of the City’s oldest

NorQuest College Singhmar Centre for Learning recognized at the CEA Showcase Awards

We’re pleased to share that our integrated design team took home a Consulting Engineers of Alberta (CEA) Showcase Award of Excellence for the design of NorQuest College’s Singhmar Centre for Learning! The Award of Excellence in the Building Engineering-Institutional category

Alberta Strong: DIALOG is one of Alberta’s Top Employers

We think DIALOG is a great place to work. And we aren’t the only ones – others have noticed, too! DIALOG is proud to be recognized as one of Alberta’s Top Employers in 2018. With five studios in North America,

One Week Until the Inaugural Design Residency in Honour of Tom Sutherland!

We’re one week away from the first annual DIALOG Design Residency in Honour of Tom Sutherland! We’re excited to host an interdisciplinary cohort of young minds in our Edmonton studio for a 3-day workshop to address a community issue. Tom

Campus Masterplans Look Forward to Meet Future Needs

Vibrant university and college campuses consider the needs of students, teachers, staff, and visitors. From small colleges to large universities, urban to rural, mountain to prairie, DIALOG is creating campus masterplans that integrate open space, public realm, movement systems, and

Gordon F. Anderson Scholarship Awarded to Tom Joyce

Last week, we hosted our annual celebration of the Gordon F. Anderson Scholarship in our Edmonton studio. It’s always a great evening where the Edmonton structural engineering team and University of Alberta’s engineering faculty celebrate this year’s $5000 scholarship recipient

100 Street Funicular and Frederick G. Todd Lookout Making Headlines

100 Street Funicular and Frederick G. Todd Lookout recently opened in downtown Edmonton, and it’s creating a buzz far beyond its Edmonton home!   Hear from the design team during the excitement of the funicular’s opening: CBC Edmonton News: Interview

Crosstown Concourse has been credited as the largest LEED Platinum building in the world for Adaptive Reuse.

Crosstown is big, really big…   Officially reopened in August after being renovated as a 1.1 million-square-foot mixed-use development by DIALOG in association with LRK of Memphis, Tennesse, this former Sears distribution center sat derelict for three decades. Its resurrection

Two Petals closer to the Living Building Challenge!

Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre is one step away from achieving full Living Building Challenge certification! Just awarded with the Health and Water Petals (in addition to its Place, Materials, Equity, and Beauty + Inspiration Petals), the Centre only has

Walterdale Bridge makes bright new connections in Edmonton’s river valley

Walterdale Bridge, the newest addition to Edmonton’s city skyline, is now connecting even more people across the North Saskatchewan River. The newly open shared-use path on the east side of the bridge invites walkers, runners, cyclists, stroller pushers, wheelchair access

New Central Library is one of Architectural Digest’s most anticipated buildings of 2018

What do a Danish power plant, a public library in Calgary and a museum in Qatar have in common? Other than being man-made structures, all three construction projects earned spots on Architectural Digest’s list of the 12 most anticipated buildings of

Next Generation of Urbanists

Quick quiz: What does it take to make a city smart and sustainable? What role does innovation, creativity, and collaboration play in our attempts to reach sustainable design solutions? We recently challenged students to think about these questions during an


Over the past year, DIALOG principal, Craig Applegath has been planning, organizing and interviewing in preparation to launch his Twenty-First Century Imperative podcast. We’re immensely proud of Craig, and his tireless efforts to make this world a better place. This podcast

Designer Watch – Nicole Moyo: empowering communities through design

December is the month many of us reflect on our past accomplishments and map out new priorities for the coming year. For some serious inspiration in the design for doing good category, we thought we’d shine the spotlight on a

Rogers Place Achieves LEED® Silver!

Rogers Place, home of the Edmonton Oilers in the heart of downtown Edmonton’s ICE District, has reached a new milestone: LEED® Silver! It’s the first NHL facility in Canada that is built to LEED® Silver standards, and DIALOG is proud