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Mayerchak says Allied was very responsive and thanked Dialog for considering a new lease, and the result is a new 10-year term that will satisfy the needs of Dialog for a long time.
Cinnamon says that due to changes in the industry, Dialog was able to release the loading area — as today most shipping is via email — and space on the ground floor, as accounting was relocated into its occupied third and fourth floors.
The décor has remained fairly open yet still able to comfortably accommodate a staff of 170 engaged in the company’s architectural, interior design, landscape architecture, and planning and engineering divisions.
Dialog’s offices in Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto and San Francisco, Calif., bring the employee count to 650, who work collaboratively on several projects.
A noteworthy project is the planning and renovation work for Labs Canada across the country, using other offices but headed by the Calgary team.
The Calgary studio is busy. Currently, staff are wrapping up the major developments of the Calgary Cancer Centre and Telus Sky. Reskinning of the MacKimmie Tower at the University of Calgary is complete and the adjacent new Block Building is under construction.
Other staff are working on a variety of other interesting developments, including the expansion to Lethbridge Exhibition Park, two mountain resort projects in Jasper, an interior fit-up of a flexible 230-seat auditorium at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, and partnering with the City of Calgary’s Integrated Civic Facility Planning (ICFP) project in Symons Valley to include affordable housing, a library branch, and arts and recreation components.