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Looking to the future: DIALOG’s new governance model

February 4, 2021

DIALOG is restructuring our practice to become more equitable, resilient and resourceful.

DIALOG is a Partner-led practice, united by our commitment to improve the wellbeing of our communities and the environment we all share. Our incredible collection of talent and experience is our Partnership’s greatest strength. Together, we have an unwavering focus on bringing the right people to each project to drive its success.

To continue to do this effectively, we’ve reorganized the leadership structure within our Partnership to better govern our business and meet the evolving needs of our clients.

DIALOG’s new leadership team has been selected for exemplary success and commitment to design innovation. Today, we are sharing the newly appointed leaders within our practice and how they will contribute.

Collaborative leadership is what sets DIALOG apart. Our new model enables us to champion new perspectives and organize our resources more effectively to deliver exceptional client results.

Jim Anderson

Governing Council

The Governing Council bridges geographies and expertise to leverage the full depth and breadth of our team. In order to allow for a diversity of viewpoints and engagement with the next generation of leaders, Partners rotate terms on the Council.

Get to know the newly-elected members of the Governing Council below.

Governing Council

Marion LaRue Partner, Architect
Steven Oosterhof Partner, Structural Engineer
Alison McNeil Partner, Interior Designer
David Miner Partner, Architect

Chair and Managing Partner

In the role of Chair, Jim Anderson fosters a strategically aligned design culture, working with the Partnership to implement and evolve DIALOG’s Purpose. He is the Chair of the Governing Council.

As Managing Partner, Jeff DiBattista establishes, leads and supports the Management Team including areas such as human resources, technology, financial operation, marketing and communications.

Get to know Jim Anderson and Jeff DiBattista below.

Jim Anderson Partner, Past Chair
Jeff DiBattista Past Managing Partner, Engineer

Studio Chairs

The role of Studio Chair is instrumental in elevating DIALOG’s client relationship strategy across each of the cities that we have a studio. They will be strategic in helping to connect our clients, our local relationships and our DIALOGers across studios and across sectors to deliver world-class service and design.

Get to know the Studio Chairs below.

Studio Chairs

Chris Lenzin Partner, Structural Engineer, Calgary Studio Chair
Mona Lovgreen Partner, Architect
Vance Harris Partner, Architect, Vancouver Studio Chair
Magdalena (Magda) Warshawski Partner, Architect, Edmonton Studio Chair
David Cerny Partner, Project Manager
Georg Josi Partner, Structural Engineer