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DIALOG Adds Two New Partners to Practice Leadership

June 27, 2024

DIALOG is proud to announce the appointment of two new Partners to share in the leadership of our growing practice. Named from within the practice, Juan Carlos Portuese, architect, and Tracy Lee, architect, will continue to leverage their experience in creating impactful changes within DIALOG and the wider community in their new roles as Partners.

“Within a minute of chatting with Juan Carlos, it is clear that he lives and breathes architecture. There is a twinkle in his eye that is contagious,” says Antonio Gómez-Palacio, DIALOG Chair. “It takes a special mind to untangle the spatial and temporal complexity of a healthcare project. Even more, to do so with elegance and foresight. This is Tracy. She raises the bar for all of us.”

Read on to learn more about our newest Partners.

Juan Carlos Portuese, BArch | MArch | OAA | AIA

Juan Carlos is an award-winning architect with over 20 years of experience, recognized for his design leadership, creative thinking, and successful delivery of complex architectural projects. His dedication to understanding architecture’s role in the world and its connection to culture, emphasizes its responsibility to enhance human experiences and the environment we inhabit. Juan has successfully led the design, development, and management of numerous projects, with an emphasis on institutional work such as healthcare, higher education, workplace, civic buildings, large campus master plans, and sports and recreation centers across Canada, the US, and internationally.

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Tracy Lee, BES | MArch | OAA | LEED® AP

Tracy is an accomplished Architect with over 17 years of industry experience. Her passion for healthcare design goes beyond functional spaces; she believes that healthcare facilities can be truly beautiful civic spaces that serve the community. Tracy’s approach to design emphasizes flow, high-quality space, and attention to detail. She approaches healthcare facilities as places where life-changing moments occur and designs to elevate healthcare environments with the same care and consideration as museums or libraries inhabit. Her ability to foster open and efficient communication helps in grasping goals and challenges in complex scenarios, essential for projects like Grande Prairie Regional Hospital, Dartmouth General Hospital, Markdale Hospital, and Trillium Health Partners Vendor of Record projects.

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