Mania is a leader, key contributor, and valued team member of the DIALOG Toronto studio. With over 20 years of experience in architecture and urban design, Mania has gained extensive skills through her investment in pre-design through occupancy of commercial, institutional, healthcare, residential, and urban design projects. She approaches projects holistically and believes that each typology offers methods and solutions to inform the innovation of others. Mania works closely with her clients to create long and lasting relationships with them, which she begins with the foundation of a clear and open dialogue.
By leading with empathy, advocacy, and compassion, Mania enables design teams to discover new opportunities that give people the spaces and resources they need to thrive, while bringing a client’s vision to life. Most notably, Mania has been Project Manager for the 160,000-square-foot retail redevelopment of Union Station and 95,000-square-foot redevelopment of Fairview Mall in Toronto. She is currently leading an integrated DIALOG design team for the 90,000-square-foot Don Valley North Lexus project in Markham.
Within DIALOG, Mania is a member of the Project Management Roundtable. She is passionate about staying true to DIALOG’s Community Wellbeing Framework, and the practice’s ambitions to improve our built environment by contributing to community wellbeing in every project.
What’s your favourite DIALOG project? Why?
The Zero Carbon Hybrid Timber Supertall Prototype. This project is a great example of collaborative effort between various DIALOG disciplines toward our common goal of a sustainable future.
If you could work a ‘day-in-the-life’ of another discipline/department at DIALOG, whose would it be? Why?
DIALOG’s Urban Design team. My educational background is in both architecture and urban design. I spent a few years working on urban design projects early on in my career. I would like to give it another try.
Where do you find inspiration?
Listening to classical music, specifically Bach, and painting large abstract paintings.
Master of Architecture and Urban Design
Shahid Beheshti (Melli) Univesity