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Dialog names new partners in three studios

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Dialog has announced the appointment of four new partners to share in the leadership of its 600-person, growing practice. The four new partners are named from within the company, and through two new external hires for the multi-disciplinary design practice.

“We are a true partnership, a rarity for a design firm of our size. Our model reflects who we are and enables both individuals and our collective to have strong voices driven by collaboration,” said Jim Anderson, partner and Dialog chair.

Diana Smith, PEng, LEED AP, is a new partner in the Edmonton studio. She is a highly creative mechanical engineer with more than 12 years of design experience. She is a passionate advocate for sustainable design and her work consistently contributes to her client’s environmental goals. Her highly collaborative approach has led to exceptional design solutions for high profile community projects such as the Royal Alberta Museum and the University of Alberta campus. Smith was awarded the Harold L. Morrison Rising Young Professional Award by the Consulting Engineers of Alberta in 2019.

The other three new partners are: Mara Baum, FAIA, LEED Fellow, EDAC, based in San Francisco; R. Anthony Fieldman, AIA, LEED AP, based in Toronto; and Golara Jalalpour, OAA, based in Toronto.

“Dialog’s partnership has been carefully assembled over the years to tackle the design of today’s complex built-environment and the public realm,” said Anderson. “We are constantly working to make sure our partnership group reflects a diversity and sophistication of design talent, and these four new additions to our leadership team are invaluable to the future direction of our practice.”

Dialog was recently named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies of 2021 by Deloitte

Dialog’s four new partners from left to right: Mara Baum; R. Anthony Fieldman; Golara Jalalpour; and Diana Smith.

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