Our Team
Michael Zabinski Associate, Intern Architect Intern Architect, AAA Calgary

Michael joined DIALOG as a student and then an intern architect following his Master’s degree from Dalhousie University. His thesis exploring the revitalization of Edmonton’s Rossdale Powerplant was awarded a Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Student Medal, a RAIC National Urban Design Award, and an Urban Design Award from the City of Edmonton. Michael provides design and creative leadership for a broad range of cultural, community, and mixed-use projects. He was an integral member of the design team for Edmonton’s Mechanized River Valley Access project, which he helped lead t from concept to completion. Michael has also contributed to the Edmonton Valley Zoo Amphitheatre and the Myer Horowitz Theatre at the University of Alberta. His project work reflects a passion for creating meaningful places anchored by strong design ideas.

What’s your favourite DIALOG project?
MacKimmie Complex.

Where do you find inspiration?
Walking through cities.

What’s one item you won’t leave home without?
My very tiny Mnemosyne Sketchbook.

I wake up in the morning to find ways to affect how people experience their world.

Master of Architecture
Dalhousie University

Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies
Dalhousie University

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