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Former DIALOG Partner Michele Sigurdson Inducted to Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) College of Fellows

November 2, 2023

Michele Sigurdson, interior designer and former partner at DIALOG, has been inducted to the Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) College of Fellows. The 51st Annual Meeting for IDC was held on October 27, where a select group of Canadian interior designers were honoured with the distinct title.

Fellowships are the highest honour awarded to IDC members who have made a significant contribution to the association and advancement of the profession through distinguished service and collaboration on a national or international level. Fellows are selected by IDC’s Nominating Committee in consultation with the Board of Directors.

Graduating from the University of Manitoba in 1987, Michele Sigurdson embarked on a 36-year career in interior design in Alberta and British Columbia. Michele became the first female interior design partner at DIALOG (formerly Cohos Evamy) in 2008, paving the way for interior designers in an architecture and male-dominated industry. Michele is NCIDQ certified (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) and is a Registered Interior Designer with the Interior Designers Institute of BC and Interior Designers of Canada.

Throughout her 26 years at DIALOG – including 14 years as partner – Michele’s dynamic leadership delivered inspiring, award-winning, inclusive spaces that prioritize health and wellbeing and provide a sense of belonging. Her contributions toward progressing the interior design profession have been rooted in her passion for designing spaces that are beneficial to all who experience them. She has left a lasting impact on the communities she has worked with, including St. Joseph’s Seminary, Arthur J.E. Child Comprehensive Cancer Centre, and the Royal Alberta Museum.

St. Joseph Seminary, Edmonton, Alberta.

Interior design is not a luxury – it is integral to improving people’s health and wellbeing.

—Michele Sigurdson, Interior Designer, Former Partner, DIALOG

Michele’s leadership and empathy transfers beyond design, to her mentorship of BCIT students and participation in speaking engagements and panels. Her devotion and lead-by-example approach has paved the way for interior designers and the design industry as a whole.

Congratulations, Michele, on this well-deserved recognition and thank you for your contributions to the interior design profession over the years!


About IDC

Founded in 1972, Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) is the national advocacy association for the interior design profession. As the national advocacy body, IDC represents more than 5,000 members including fully qualified interior designers and related professionals. In addition, IDC has over 200 manufacturers and suppliers as members who provide products and services for interior design projects and firms.