Aspire DIALOG 2017

At DIALOG, our claim to fame is collaboration. And while working together is in our DNA, between five studios, three time zones and many different disciplines…we have to work hard not to fall into silos. To combat this, we created

Aspire DIALOG 2017

At DIALOG, our claim to fame is collaboration. And while working together is in our DNA, between five studios, three time zones and many different disciplines…we have to work hard not to fall into silos. To combat this, we created

100 Street Funicular: Free rides. No tickets. Every day.

The time has come for Edmontonians to experience the highly-anticipated Mechanized River Valley Access project, officially named 100 Street Funicular and Frederick G. Todd Lookout. We couldn’t be more excited! Wondering what a “funicular” is? In short, it’s like an

Congratulations to our new associates!

Leadership. Dedication. Commitment. If anyone has checked their LinkedIn newsfeed lately, these may seem like buzzwords. At DIALOG, these words are not fleeting. A couple times each year, we assemble across our studios to recognize and celebrate the individuals who

DIALOG supports Indspire!

Each holiday season, DIALOG chooses a new charity to support by making a significant annual donation. This year, we’ve chosen Indspire, an Indigenous-led national, registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people for the long-term benefit of these

Bright minds from international business schools help solve a DIALOG challenge

In November, we were able to lend our ‘real-world’ expertise to the Alberta International Business Competition (AIBC), and we are glad we did! The AIBC is a student-run business competition from the University of Alberta’s School of Business. Twelve international

Dear Vancouver,

  DIALOG founding principals, Joost Bakker and Norman Hotson have been celebrated by the AIBC with Lifetime Achievement Awards.  Best known for the 2nd most visited site in Canada, the revival of Granville Island, Joost and Norm are design partners who

DIALOG makes a mark on Alberta Urban Design

We’re making a mark on the urban environment in Alberta cities, and it shows! DIALOG is proud to receive Urban Design Awards in both Edmonton and Calgary. Enbridge Centre in Edmonton picked up the Civic Design Award of Merit and

Is there a doctor in the house?

You Betcha! Toronto structural engineer Cameron Ritchie is DIALOG’s newest doctor. Cam completed his PhD earlier this fall and made it official at his convocation ceremony November 8. We asked Cam to share more about his area of focus – blast resistance of tubular steel!  

Brand Guide Recognized by Registered Graphic Designers Association

DIALOG’s Brand Inspiration Guide has been honoured by the Registered Graphic Designers Association (RGD) In-House Design Awards. This competition recognizes design excellence within organizations whose main service offering is not graphic design, but who have an internal support team that includes graphic designers… and

DIALOG Honored with FSC Leadership Award

Craig Applegath – principal (L); and Charles Marshall – sustainability associate (R), were in Boston this week to accept an award for their work on Bill Fisch Forest and Stewardship Education Centre (BFFSEC). Ian Buchanan – manager, Natural Heritage and

Evoke DIALOG – St. Joseph Seminary

That was the question posed to Donna Clare, Principal Architect, when DIALOG was asked to design the new home of St. Joseph Seminary. Seminarians spend up to nine years discerning their call to serve the church. For these future priests,

Kennedale Eco Station Recognized for Excellence in Green Building

Kennedale Eco Station received the Excellence in Green Building – New Construction award from CaGBC’s Alberta Chapter!  The CaGBC Leadership Awards program recognizes individuals and organizations who have made a significant contribution to the CaGBC’s mission and goals in advancing green building

DIALOGer Jason Heinrich wins prestigious LafargeHolcim Award

Jason Heinrich thinks differently about how we should approach Urban Densification, and LafargeHolcim agrees with him. Heinrich, who is a vital member of the firm’s Green Team, has been celebrated with a Next Generation LafrageHolcim Sustainability Award. His thesis, developed under the

Living Architecture Monitor: Canada’s Top Design Firm Pledges Carbon Neutral Portfolio by 2030

“City builders are in a unique position to increase responsibility and leadership in offsetting the greenhouse gas emissions caused by infrastructure,” Jim Anderson, chair of DIALOG. In September, we announced that DIALOG had signed the AIA’s 2030 Commitment Letter. As

Winspear Centre’s 20th Anniversary: A Look Back at the Design

The Francis Winspear Centre for Music is celebrating 20 years of awe-inspiring performances in a concert hall that is world-renowned for its excellent acoustics. To celebrate the Winspear’s birthday, we’re looking back at the design that has stood the test

CanBIM Award Winners Presented with DIALOG Designed Trophy – VIDEO

        DIALOG was thrilled to design this year’s CanBIM trophies – an honour bestowed on previous award winners. Krigh Bachmann, DIALOG’s manager of design technology, and CanBIM Designers Steering Committee Chair, introduced this trophy at the annual

DIALOG signs on to the AIA 2030 Commitment!

This September DIALOG officially joined a growing global community of like-minded firms who are taking action against climate change by signing on to The American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2030 Commitment. This commitment is an important milestone for our industry;

Edmonton Design Week takes over the Edmonton studio!

To celebrate Edmonton Design Week, we are opening our doors and inviting Edmontonians to think about the design of our city in a hands-on way. Play with the design of our city in our City Blocks installation. Learn about the

UBC Campus Energy Centre Strikes Sustainable Gold

Sustainable features and innovative approach to infrastructure achieve LEED Gold Certification.   The University of British Columbia is recognized as a leader in advancing the global sustainability agenda. In 2007, the university committed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by

Evoke DIALOG – Decidedly Jazz Danceworks

Snap. Tap. Groove. How does jazz music shape movement and feeling? Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (DJD) has been exploring this idea since its humble beginnings in 1984. Over 30 years later, DJD continues innovating and evolving this art form, growing a

(Re)Build Your Dreams With DIALOG

Crosstown Concourse has reminded DIALOG how to build dreams. With vigor, with tenacity, and with audacity. I’ve never known a creative culture like there is in Memphis. –  Lead Architect, Alan Boniface For 30 years, a community in Memphis prayed

Park(ing) Day 2017 Recap

Our Edmonton studio made a lot of heads turn in Downtown Edmonton with our Park(ing) Day installation. It’s not often you see a parking stall taken over by real grass with the top half of a car sinking in! What’s

The wait is over! Edmonton opens the new Walterdale Bridge!

Edmontonians have anxiously awaited the opening of the new Walterdale Bridge since construction began in 2013. Today, their wait ends as the iconic new bridge opens to traffic for the first time. “We’re pleased to be able to share this

FastCompany.com – Can Artificial Intelligence Let Us Put People First?

Antonio Gomez-Palacio and Alan Boniface ponder the future of the city with autonomous vehicles – Can artificial intelligence allow us to put people first? Less than a decade ago, the concept of autonomous vehicles roaming streets and highways seemed nothing

Heart of the Campus – Mount Royal University Riddell Library and Learning Centre

Landmarked as a significant contribution to the Mount Royal University Campus, The Riddell Library and Learning Centre is the newest building addition and the heart of the campus for students, professors, and general public. The elegant façade that inscribes a

We're sharing #dialog

@dialogdesign 3 days ago
Connecting our DIALOGers from all studios at this year's #AspireDIALOG in #yyc. The link in bio explains how we stoke the collective's fire. #DIALOG #Design #designlove

@dialogdesign 5 months ago
We've arrived! DIALOG is thrilled to be named in @AzureMagazine as one of the Top 30 design firms making their mark! They think we create amazing workplaces, and we couldn’t agree more. In the spirit of arrival, take a look at how #DIALOG design makes an entrance. #entranceway #workplacedesign #designmagazine #architecture #design #interiordesign #officedesign #designinspo

@dialogdesign 6 months ago
A facade lighting test was conducted last night for 14 of the 60 floors for the Telus Sky project in progress. The lighting is the Public Art contribution, @douglascoupland is the artist. Each L shape facade has 160 #led lights with an unlimited number of colours available. #dialog #architecture

@dialogdesign 6 months ago
Design is in the details. The Oilers Entertainment Group's office space is inspired by the arena next door with bank tiered seating, staff lockers, and a centre ice zone. We added elegant elements like this Vibia light fixture to ensure the final design didn't feel gimmicky. The result? A refined space, worthy of the #Oilers legacy. #Oilers #InteriorDesign #ICEDistrict #yegdt #dialog

@dialogdesign 6 months ago
Laneway interplay from Concept A. Community connection from Concept B. A splash of water from Concept C. And going out on a limb with elevation from Concept D. Downtown #YVR is getting a new 'playground' at Smith & Richards. Construction begins Spring 2018. Learn about the design process through link in bio. #WeShapeCities #landscapedesign #byebyeparkinglot

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Love it when promoting #walkability inspires a sense of pride (and advocacy). #iamCanadian #DIALOG https://t.co/bV0YT8Qsi6

@aurbanist
1 month ago

Grand Opening at the SOFTWARE, INFORMATICS, AND RESEARCH CENTRE @UOIT ! #DIALOG and @EllisDon project teams celebra… https://t.co/bWElvfp4hJ

@DIALOG
1 month ago

We are nourished by both food and social interactions. #PublicMarkets fulfill both. #CommunityWellbeing #DIALOGhttps://t.co/1t5IAf78sc

@aurbanist
1 month ago

Indoors and outdoors can be friends, when doors and windows join the party. #DIALOG #placesforpeoplehttps://t.co/zzpRmzYmZ9

@aurbanist
1 month ago

Can you fall in love with a city? Something is terribly wrong with your city if you can’t. #DIALOG https://t.co/wthHYW4P17

@aurbanist
2 months ago

Nice! Building for all ages makes ALL better. #CommunityWellbeing #AgingInPlace #CitiesForPeople #dialog https://t.co/lw1eyujnfD

@aurbanist
2 months ago

Shout out to all the other awesome presenters in the Design for Purpose session! I learned a lot! #BuildingSim2017 #DIALOG

@ttruyens
4 months ago

#SCUP52 @Plan4HigherEd Design places for student to just "Be" yet not isolated" Places designed to build community culture @DIALOG #DIALOG

@MarionLaRue61
5 months ago

#SCUP52@Dialog Liberal arts education key, change is accelerating, just in time education future. Higher Ed needs to lead... #DIALOG

@MarionLaRue61
5 months ago

Thousands of people enjoying the wondrous absurdity of a gigantic #rubberducky, can't be a bad thing. #DIALOGhttps://t.co/VN0kcw6SRL

@aurbanist
5 months ago