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May 24, 2012
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May 24, 2012 – National multidisciplinary design firm Dialog grows its leadership as it expands. The company is pleased to announce the appointment of two principals and five associates. "We have built our reputation on the strength of leaders who want to make a difference. Their passion to achieve success for our clients, our people, and our communities is remarkable," stated Tom Sutherland, managing principal. "We are fortunate to be able to attract such talented people to our team."

Martin Nielsen, MAIBC, MRAIC, P.Eng., LEED AP, has recently joined
Dialog as a principal, bringing over 25 years of experience as both a
practicing architect and mechanical engineer. This unique combination of
skills is a perfect fit with Dialog's vision for integrated
multidisciplinary collaboration. Neilsen's expertise in transportation
and transit-oriented, mixed-use development, urban design and high-performance buildings are well known across Canada and internationally. His work with a wide variety of municipal, provincial,
postsecondary and private commercial clients has been consistently
hands-on and focused on client success. Nielsen is passionate about
developing sustainable design solutions that are socially, economically
and environmentally responsible. He will be based in Dialog's
Vancouver studio but will be bringing his expertise to projects across
Canada and beyond.

Grant Kidd, BSc, P.Eng., LEED AP, is becoming a principal after two years
as an associate with Dialog. Kidd is a recognized leader in the
Alberta mechanical engineering community. Over the past 20 years he has
built an outstanding reputation through experience on a wide range of
significant projects including major hospitals, post-secondary education
facilities, research labs, and airports. Kidd brings a passion for
green solutions in technically demanding environments. He will be
based in Dialog's Edmonton studio where he will lead its local
mechanical engineering team. He will also collaborate with Dialog's
national engineering team, bringing his technical expertise to projects
across Canada.

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Sarah Bjornson, BA, BEDS, M.Arch., is a long-time Dialog team member who
has grown from an intern architect into a registered architect. During
her tenure with the company she has contributed to numerous projects, including
the University of Calgary Student Residences, the Little Flower Academy,
Chilliwack High School and the Waterstone Pier. As an associate,
Dialog's clients will continue to benefit from Bjornson's design skills,
versatility and ability to lead complex projects.

Jennifer Heppner, BID,
ARIDO, LEED AP, EDAC, is a valued member of the Interior Design Group.
She has been recognized for her work on healthcare projects such as St.
Michael's Hospital, Huxley Hall and Listowel Hospital. As an associate, Heppner will continue to contribute to the firm's overall success.

Lara
Pisicoli, RID, BID, LEED AP, is a senior interior designer, project
manager and programmer who is actively engaged in building our Interior
Design Group in the Vancouver studio. Her results-driven approach and
ability to effectively manage projects while pursuing new work is a
welcome combination. These diverse skill sets coupled with her industry
knowledge and consistent pursuit of excellence has a positive impact on
the firm and our client partners.

Paul Reyes, B.Arch., MRAIC, LEED AP,
joined Dialog in 2008 and has over 20 years of experience in design
focused in aviation, educational, institutional and commercial sectors.
He has quickly developed into a strong team leader and mentor. Bringing
his experience from having worked in Vancouver and Calgary, Reyes has
been instrumental in the Calgary International Airport project. In
addition to design, he has a focus on project management,
architectural production and continues to lead various project related
work on the Calgary Airport International Terminal Expansion Project.

Dialog has a track record of award-winning collaborative design
excellence. Its approach is uniquely collaborative with
multidisciplinary teams of urban planners and designers, architects,
engineers, and interior designers working in highly integrated project
teams from studios in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

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