Stephen’s over 30 years of experience in design and consulting engineering has proven him a leader in the institutional, commercial, post-secondary, retail, and hospitality sectors. With strong technical knowledge, he has expertise in lighting, power distribution, project management, and contract administration. Stephen’s experience also encompasses projects for the federal and provincial governments, including hydro generating station refurbishments and coal and nuclear facilities. An excellent mentor and a role model, Stephen enjoys sharing knowledge and experience with the next generation. He is a member of the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT). Through his passion for lighting design, he has won several awards from the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA).
Josh is an electrical engineer in our Edmonton studio, versed in all aspects of electrical design and BIM modeling. A meticulous designer with a collaborative ethos, he works with multidisciplinary teams on projects in healthcare, arts and culture, education, and transportation. Josh always looks for ways to develop practical and cost-effective engineering solutions in his experience with power, lighting, life safety, and communication system design. He pushes the team forward on sustainability, particularly in solar design, exemplified by his leadership in designing the Solar PV system at TELUS World of Science Edmonton. Josh is a team player committed to collective success. He participates in all project stages, from early design conversations to completion. Bringing his superb interpersonal and problem-solving skills, Josh works closely with architects and other engineers to find the best integrated design solution.
David joined the Toronto Electrical team at DIALOG in 2016. He dedicates the creativity of his design contributions to the cross-disciplinary work at DIALOG, which allows him to closely collaborate with high caliber professionals of diverse mindsets and skill sets. David’s first project at DIALOG was The Ramsay Wright Building Renewal project for the University of Toronto’s biological sciences department, which set the tone for his transformations of existing buildings into state-of-the-art facilities. He continues to work on the rehabilitation of the Lester B. Pearson Building into a sustainable addition to Ottawa, which prioritises accessibility and wellbeing, as well as Markdale Hospital in Ontario and Toronto Western Hospital. His recent award-winning projects include the Ryerson Student Learning Centre, The Burlington Performing Arts Centre, and the AstraZeneca Canadian Business Centre.
David’s diverse technical background and breadth of experience leading electrical, telecommunications and security work allow him to serve as a mentor and role model to electrical team members across all DIALOG studios. He participates in practice-wide sharing of his knowledge and advances DIALOG’s expertise through his engagement in the broader industry community. David has been the recipient of numerous lighting design awards and has worked on various international projects, including work in Russia, Morocco, and Dubai. He is a member of the IESNA Toronto Chapter, a member of OACETT, Lighting Certified with the NCQLP and the Registered Communication Distribution Designer with BICSI.
Aaron brings extensive experience in all facets of electrical design to our Calgary studio. With a passion for lighting design, his work displays how lighting can add interest to a building and make even the most unadorned spaces stand out. Aaron has had a hand in designing everything from car dealerships to the Arthur J.E. Child Comprehensive Cancer Centre. If there is lighting involved, Aaron is interested in making it look and feel amazing. His most exciting lighting project was creating a vast array of luminaires for a client that wanted a different lighting theme on every floor of a high-rise commercial building. Aaron’s friendly personality allows him to create enjoyable working relationships with clients and other staff members. He is LEED® Accredited, a member of APEGA, and an active member of the Alberta Chapter of the Illuminating Engineering Society since 2012.
Since joining us over thirty years ago, Ed has been the electrical team leader on many of DIALOG’s most significant, most challenging projects. He brings an abundance of electrical engineering experience to the design and construction of our commercial, institutional, residential, and industrial projects. He is well-versed in lighting, power, life safety, and communication systems. One of Ed’s principles is to provide cost-effective and sensible electrical engineering solutions to meet the real-world requirements of our clients. He takes pride in working with clients and designers to develop technical solutions that offer user functionality, low maintenance, and low energy consumption. A LEED® accredited professional himself, Ed’s expertise in lighting design and advanced lighting controls has contributed to the success of many of our LEED® certified projects in Edmonton. Among them are the Edmonton International Airport Control and Office Tower, the Edmonton Valley Zoo Entry and Wander, Edson Healthcare Centre, and the Royal Alberta Museum.
Chris has over a decade of electrical engineering experience in designing and constructing commercial, institutional, residential, and industrial projects. As an electrical engineering technologist in our Calgary office, he excels at collaborating with integrated design teams and is valued for the diversity of thought he brings to the table. Chris has received merit awards from the Illuminating Engineering Society for his work on Edmonton’s Muttart Conservatory and his lighting design for the Terwillegar Park Footbridge before joining DIALOG. With fresh enthusiasm and insights for each design challenge, he delivers creative and adaptable solutions for every assignment.
Bringing 35 years of experience, including two prior leadership roles, Henry is a lead electrical engineer in our Calgary studio. His innovative lighting designs, characterized by the unique layering and interaction of natural and artificial light, have earned numerous industry awards from the Illumination Engineers Society. With an in-depth knowledge of nearly every facet of electrical system design, Henry implements both leading smart building technologies and sustainable building practices across a wide variety of project types. Having access to all aspects of a project, including architectural finishing, mechanical equipment, and owner/user equipment, allows him to explore and apply evolving technologies and practices. As a result, Henry’s work produces better user experiences and helps building operators run more energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly spaces.
Valued by his clients for his high engagement levels and deep personal commitment, Henry has a collaborative leadership style. For him, success results from focusing on what can be accomplished together as a team and thrives in the opportunity to build strong working relationships with integrated teams and clients. Henry is a dedicated mentor, nurturing the careers of our budding electrical engineers and designers.
Naresh is the head of our Toronto studio’s electrical engineering team, who joined DIALOG after leading a successful consulting firm for over a decade. Passionate about sustainability and integrated design, he provides leadership to electrical engineers across our studio network and promotes opportunities for all disciplines to play a meaningful role in projects. A tech-savvy principal, Naresh believes in the power of technology to solve many of the world’s complex issues. He applies that power to innovate solutions regardless of how big or small the hurdle.
With the constant aim of enhancing community wellbeing and sustainable design, Naresh works with his colleagues to integrate smart building system solutions and optimize the performance of our projects from both environmental and social standpoints. With this new technological approach, Naresh’s buildings are energy efficient, support the health and wellbeing of the occupants, and use real-time reporting/monitoring to help facility management.