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DIALOG Welcomes Four New Partners to Share in Practice Leadership

June 14, 2021

DIALOG is excited to announce the appointment of four new Partners to share in the leadership of our growing practice. Named from within the company, and through two new external hires, these new Partners join us at a moment of tremendous growth.

“We are a true partnership, a rarity for a design practice 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.

“DIALOG’s Partnership has been carefully assembled over the years to tackle the design problems 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 design practice.”

Read on to learn more about our newest Partners.

Mara Baum, FAIA, LEED® Fellow, WELL AP

Mara Baum is an architect with more than 20 years of experience in sustainability, urban planning, research and teaching. She is joining DIALOG as a Partner after most recently serving as a Principal with HOK. Her work experience has included large, complex projects for clients such as the San Francisco International Airport, the University of Michigan, Kaiser Permanente, and the University of Indiana. She brings deep expertise in energy, water, materials, and human health and wellbeing.

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Anthony Fieldman, AIA, LEED® AP

Anthony Fieldman is an architect with nearly 30 years of experience as a design lead for projects around the globe. He is joining DIALOG after most recently serving as the National Design Director for HOK is in Canada. His work has been showcased in the design of major public-facing projects at the JFK International Airport in New York, Logan International Airport in Boston, the Toronto International Airport and the New York Stock Exchange.

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Golara Jalalpour, OAA

Golara Jalalpour is an architect with a strong portfolio of work in planning and design. She earned her master’s degree in Landscape Urbanism at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and has shaped major developments from planning stages through to construction implementation. She is being promoted to Partner from her role within DIALOG, thanks to an outstanding commitment to client relationship development and creative project thinking.

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Diana Smith, PEng, LEED® BD+C

Diana Smith is a highly creative mechanical engineer with more than 12 years of design experience. She is being promoted to Partner as a reflection of her work on the DIALOG engineering team. She is a passionate advocate for sustainable design and her work consistently contributes to her client’s environmental performance goals. Her highly collaborative approach has led to exceptional design solutions for high profile community projects such as the Royal Alberta Museum.

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