Charles Marshall is the newest partner at Dialog, a multidisciplinary design practice. With a background in mechanical engineering, he joined the Toronto studio in 2012.
As an influential leader in the sustainability practice area, Marshall has a strong ability to take complex ideas and translate them into coordinated, cohesive solutions. Throughout his career at the firm, he has led the sustainable design of some of the practice’s biggest projects including Royal Alberta Museum, Arthur Meighan Building Rehabilitation and Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre.
He is passionate about maintaining the highest standards for technical excellence and high-performance thinking. Taking a holistic view of sustainability including health of people, communities as a whole and the environment, he believes sustainability means creating communities and spaces that increase equity and are assets for all.
Marshall will bring this expertise to his new leadership role with a sharp focus on purpose, collaboration, and performance. He will continue to be a frequent resource for today’s leading organizations working towards a more sustainable future.
“Dialog believes in the power of design to address some of the world’s most challenging issues. Charles’ collaborative approach and expertise in carbon-neutral design means we can have an even greater impact,” said Jim Anderson, principal and current chair of Dialog.
In January, architect Stuart Elgie joined the firm as a partner in Toronto, where he will focus on healthcare design, projects, and pursuits.
Elgie spent the last two decades building extensive experience in healthcare design and construction, recently as vice president and health sector leader for Canada with Stantec Architecture. Recent career highlights include serving as principal-in-charge for both the $1.3B Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital in Vaughan, ON and Phase 1C of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto.
“I’m very excited to join the Dialog team, which has a long history in Canada and is growing in the US. I’m looking forward to working with a talented group of people who are designing and building world-class healthcare facilities,” he said.