Dialog (architectural firm)

DIALOG (formerly Cohos Evamy) is a Canadian architectural, engineering, interior design and planning firm. It operates as a single company, with studios in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, San Francisco and Oakland.

DIALOG (architectural firm)
Practice information
LocationVancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, San Francisco, Oakland
AffiliationsCohos Evamy, HBBH (formerly)


Cohos Evamy was founded as an architecture and engineering studio in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1960, and quickly evolved into an interdisciplinary model under the leadership of Martin Cohos, FRAIC, Michael Evamy, FAIC and Paul Poffenroth, P.Eng. The Cohos Evamy Partners opened the Edmonton office in the 1980s.

In 2003, Cohos Evamy opened a Toronto, Ontario studio. Together, the three studios in Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto serve Canada from the West coast to the East coast. In 2010, Cohos Evamy merged with Vancouver-based architectural firm HBBH, among others, and was renamed DIALOG.[1]

Areas of practiceEdit

Areas of practice include architecture, programming, urban planning, interior design, graphics, 3D modeling, and structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering. The practice includes designing buildings for retail, commercial office, education, health care institutions, research facilities, airports, retail petroleum stations, and arts and cultural work.

As of 2022, the firm employed more then 700 people.



  1. ^ "Cohos Evamy merges with other firms". Canadian Consulting Engineer. October 4, 2010.
  2. ^ Emporis. "TransCanada Tower". Retrieved January 24, 2007.
  3. ^ Emporis. "Western Canadian Place North". Retrieved January 24, 2007.
  4. ^ Emporis. "Bankers Hall West". Retrieved January 24, 2007.
  5. ^ Brookfield. "Bankers Court". Retrieved February 4, 2007.
  6. ^ City of Edmonton. "Transalta Arts Barns". Archived from the original on April 1, 2007. Retrieved January 24, 2007.
  7. ^ "Francis Winspear Centre for Music". Emporis. Retrieved July 24, 2020.

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